Jobs at FOX 5 (WTTG/WDCA)

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Political Beat Reporter (Full-Time) 
Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for an experienced Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for an experienced Political Beat Reporter to research, write, produce and report stories -- both live and taped -- for on-air newscasts, streaming webcasts & special stories.  Work with producers, editors, & photographers to create and produce news stories & investigations.  Must have excellent live reporting, writing, and storytelling skills, as well as proven social media contributions and consistent digital engagement.  Ability to work under stressful conditions and deadlines is a must. Maintaining a strong roster of contacts and sources is required.  Work accurately/efficiently within time constraints. 

Qualifications: Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must possess specific expertise in research and computer-assisted reporting. Must be a strong writer and communicator. A professional appearance is essential. Must annunciate clearly, and maintain a clear delivery during both live and taped reports. Bi-lingual Spanish/English a plus. 4–year college degree required. Local/national travel, weekends, holidays and varied hours required. Two years exp. broadcast TV reporting in top 75 market required. Proficiency with newsroom computers and related software required. DC/MD/VA driver’s license & MVR required. Must be able to drive. Candidates must submit resume and tape. Click here to apply

News Producer (Regular, Full-Time)
Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for an experienced News Producer.  Duties performed include: Selects stories, assembles them in a rundown, creates graphics, writes and copy edits the stories and coordinates Reporter presentation. Responsible for taking the show into the control room and timing it to include commercial breaks. Participate in the editorial process that leads to story assignments. Occasionally, produces content in the field and long form stories. Other duties as deemed appropriate and assigned. Strong communication skills and the ability to develop and assemble content. Must have strong knowledge of social media and be able to incorporate and showcase content from multiple platforms into newscast. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications. Have exceptional news judgment, strong writing and copy editing abilities. Must be able to work in fast paced environment under specific time constraints; exceptionally creative. Must be able to think out of the box and find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Supervise the work of others. Possess three (3) years of newsroom experience, preferably as a Line Producer. Weekends, holidays and varied hours req. Click here to apply

Writer/Producer (Regular, Full-Time)
Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for an experienced Producer.  Duties performed include: Selects stories, assembles them in a rundown, creates graphics, writes and copy edits the stories and coordinates Reporter presentation. Responsible for taking the show into the control room and timing it to include commercial breaks. Participate in the editorial process that leads to story assignments. Occasionally, produces content in the field and long-form stories. Other duties as deemed appropriate and assigned. Strong communication skills and the ability to develop and assemble content. Must have strong knowledge of social media and be able to incorporate and showcase content from multiple platforms into the newscast.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications. Have exceptional news judgment, strong writing and copy editing abilities. Must be able to work in the fast-paced environment under specific time constraints; exceptionally creative. Must be able to think out of the box and find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Supervise the work of others. Possess three (3) years of newsroom experience, preferably as a Line Producer. Weekends, holidays and varied hours Req. Click here to apply


Photographer (Full-Time)
Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for an experienced Electronic news gathering position that requires both editing and/or videography. This individual will  cover general news assignments in a fast-paced news environment using electronic camera & editing equipment; applying techniques appropriate to each story.  Understanding of different camera/media formats required. Cover general news assignments in a fast-paced news environment using electronic camera & editing equipment; applying techniques appropriate to each story.  Understanding of different camera/media formats required.  3 years recent on-the-street TV news photography experience required.  Must be able to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced news environment. Live ENG remote skills and experience required, including ENG truck operation and field editing: Sat truck experience is a plus. Excellent photography, lighting, audio, non-linear editing, and computer skills required.  Weekends, holidays, travel & varied hours required. HS diploma required, college degree pref. Lift/carry 50lbs equipment. Must be able to drive, have proof of ins, obtain a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean MVR.  Resume and on-line link of recent work required of applicants. Click here to apply
 

Photographer (Freelance, Part-Time)
Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for an experienced Photographer to cover general news assignments in a fast-paced news environment using electronic camera & editing equipment; applying techniques appropriate to each story.  Understanding of different camera/media formats required.  3 years recent on-the-street TV news photography experience required.  Must be able to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced news environment. Live ENG remote skills and experience required, including ENG truck operation and field editing: Sat truck experience a plus. Excellent photography, lighting, audio, non-linear editing, and computer skills required.  Weekends, holidays, travel & varied hours required. HS diploma required, college degree pref. Lift/carry 50 lbs equipment. Must be able to drive, have proof of ins, obtain a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean MVR.  Resume and DVD or on-line link of recent work required of applicants. Click here to apply


General Assignment Reporter (Full-Time, Regular)
Research, write, produce and report stories -- both live and taped -- for on-air newscasts, streaming webcasts & special stories.  Work w/ producers, editors, & photographers to create and produce news stories & investigations.  Must have excellent live reporting, writing, and storytelling skills, as well as proven social media contributions and consistent digital engagement.  Ability to work under stressful conditions and deadlines is a must.  Maintaining a strong roster of contacts and sources is required.  Work accurately/efficiently within time constraints.

Qualifications: Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools.  Must possess specific expertise in research and computer-assisted reporting. Must be a strong writer and communicator.  A professional appearance is essential.  Must speak clearly, and maintain a clear delivery of both live and taped reports.  Bi-lingual Spanish/English a plus.  Four-year college degree required. Local/national travel, weekends, holidays and varied hours required.  Two years exp. Broadcast TV reporting in top 75 market required. Must have proficiency with newsroom computers and related software required. DC/MD/VA driver’s license & MVR required.  Must be able to drive.  Candidates must submit resume and tape.  Click here to apply

Studio Technician (Per Diem)
Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for a Per Diem Studio Technician.  Fill a variety of production roles for our newscasts and prep material for air on our two stations.  Roles may include, technical director, audio board operator, character generator operator, robotic camera operator and floor director.  Also, master control commercial and program prep.  May also operate master control during live sports and at other times.  Operate Sony ELC automation and Sony MV8000 video switcher.  Operate Sony MV8000 video switcher in manual mode (w/o ELC control).  Operate SSL audio C100 and C10 audio console and all associated audio equipment.  Operate Chyron Camio/ISQ system, controlling Chyron Mosaic and PowerClips servers.  Operate Vinten robotic cameras.  Floor direct and provide cues to talent in the studio.  Use iNews computer and Sony ELC playlist viewer.  Use Miranda iTX master control system to prepare programming and commercial content for air.  Edit the iTX playlist as needed to add, delete and adjust programming and commercial segments for air.  Operate iTX during live programming, including sports, to trigger commercial breaks on cue and adjust for programming which is over or under the program length.  

Qualifications: Work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints.  HS diploma or equivalent required, college pref.  One year recent commercial TV experience required.  The ideal candidate will have all of the skills and experience listed above, but we will consider applicants who have strong abilities in some or most of these skills.  WTTG/WDCA is a 24x7 operation.  Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required. Click here to apply


Engineering Operations Manager (Full-Time, Regular)
Fox 5 WTTG, Washington DC’s #1 news station is seeking a passionate, enthusiastic and creative Engineering Operations Manager to supervise the technical operations in our news production control room and master control.  This position will report to the Vice President of Engineering and Operations.  Duties include:  Manage day-to-day operational needs, address issues and operational errors, manage studio schedule, schedule technical staff and administer vacation calendar, administer standard operating procedures for each position and help create new procedures, establish and administer an in-house training program, conduct monthly test and drills to maintain staff readiness, and plan for special events.  

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have experience with news production and/or master control operations.  They should have an in-depth knowledge of broadcast technical operations and equipment. Strong organizational skills and communication skills, as well as the ability to follow through are all required. Don’t apply if you are unable to thrive in a fast changing workplace.  You must be a self-starter who can solve a problem before others see it.  The ability to understand and implement written procedures and directives is required.  Experience in a union environment is strongly preferred.  Must have the ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships and maintain confidentiality regarding company information.  Only applicants who provide salary requirements will be considered.  Reference posting source: Click here to apply

Internships
WTTG & WDCA offers an academic credit internship program for college juniors and seniors, receiving college credit for internships from an accredited four-year educational institution; with a major in Communications, Journalism or a related field.  Click here for more details.

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WTTG/WDCA IS AN Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Disabled/Veterans
 


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