Fox News ChannelWashington, DC
We are looking for a Freelance Technical Director to join our Fox News family. As a Freelance Technical Director you will be at the heart of live breaking news. We are the team that ensure all visual elements produced seamlessly in a high-pressure 24/7 news environment.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Switch fast paced productions seen throughout the Fox News networks
• Offer creative suggestions that enhance show productions
• Collaborate with graphic department and editorial leads as new shows are developed
• Organize and maintain switcher files, visual effects and other peripheral devices equipment associated with TD area
• Demonstrate technical ability to troubleshoot and understand video workflow
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Three to five years' experience as a control room Technical Director in a live news environment
• Knowledge of switchers, DVE's, Device controllers, and Video Server
• Excellent control room demeanor, proven leadership skills, team-first attitude and the ability to handle pressure in a fast paced environment
• Flexibility and willingness to work weekends and any shift in a 24-hour time period and breaking news environment
• A desire to learn new technologies, processes and/or procedures as they are implemented
• Four-year degree from accredited university or demonstrated experience in the field
• A strong interest in current events
NICE TO HAVES
• Knowledge of SONY switchers, DNF controllers, Nexio servers, and Ross Overdrive automated production control system is a plus
• Firsthand experience partnering with some of the best directors in TV news
Please attach a resume to be considered, applications without resumes will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.