Jobs at FOX 5 (WTTG/WDCA)

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Digital Content Creator (Full-Time)

We're hiring a Digital Content Creator to be part of our next-level team at FOX 5 WTTG News in Washington, D.C. Reporting to the Digital Content Manager, the Digital Content Creator will be laser-focused on telling stories that matter most to digital and social users-- and doing it better than anyone else. Does this sound like you? You're smart, fast on your feet, team-oriented and full of energy. You're an expert in digital and social media platforms. You know a big story when you hear it. You're obsessed with details. Nothing gets past you. You have a zero-tolerance policy for grammatical errors. You could copy edit in your sleep (but you won't— we promise). You love a fast-paced, challenging environment and crave the chance to learn new things. You've got goals, which you strive to meet and exceed (all of them). You thrive in a competitive, fearless culture of creativity and expertise. What you do matters, and you're out to make a difference. Most of all, you want to win. Every. Single. Day. The person we're looking for lives and breathes digital news and information, and is driven by an intense passion for storytelling. If that's you, your dream team awaits. Responsibilities: Create compelling, UX-focused content related to news, events and topics relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Engage and build loyalty among communities. Serve as liaison to newsroom, ensuring digital and social dominance. Reach and engage users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and beyond. Work with the Group Content Team and other FTS markets to distribute high-interest stories at scale. Follow group standards. Monitor real-time analytics. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

Requirements: 3+ years experience developing and publishing content, including news, on digital and social platforms preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Excellent writer and storyteller. Superior news judgment. Impeccable writing and copy editing skills. Overwhelming attention to detail. Thrive under deadline pressure. Stellar communication skills. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools. Video and photo editing experience (Adobe products a plus). To apply CLICK HERE

ELC Director (Per Diem, Part-Time)

Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for an experienced and creative newscast director to join its production team. We utilize a fully automated control room to produce over 12 hours of live news daily.  The ideal candidate will have experience with a production automation system, preferably Sony ELC. Knowledge of the Sony 8000 switcher, ChyronHego tools (Camio, Axis & Luci), robotic cameras and iNews are a plus. Additional duties may include directing weekly political and sports shows, promos, satellite interviews and pre-produced segments.

Qualifications: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. Qualifications: College degree preferred, and 5 years TV studio work, and at least 5 years of experience directing news or related content.  Ability to lead, thrive under pressure and succeed in the fast-paced environment of live local news.  Varied shifts OT, weekend & holidays. To Apply Click Here

Financial Analyst (Full-Time)

Duties include: Cash application, collections, maintaining aging, and other A/R functions. Journal entry preparation, account reconciliation/analysis, financial reporting, forecasting, fixed assets, budget preparation. Ad-hoc reporting, tracking, and analysis to support the business. The ideal candidate should bring a positive attitude along with a desire to learn new skills and advance their career. Highly proficient in Excel, multi-task with high attention to detail, must meet deadlines, strong communication & analytical skills are required. Familiarity with JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, A3, Wide Orbit and broadcast industry experience are a plus.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, or bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience Candidate must be highly proficient in Excel, able to multi-task with high attention to detail, able to meet deadlines, and have strong communication and analytical skills. To Apply Click Here

Freelance News Producer (Part-Time)

Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is seeking a creative producer with strong writing skills, superior news judgment and who is never short on ideas!   Will select stories, assemble them in a rundown, create graphics, write copy and teases, time the show from the control room, and coordinate reporter assignments. Ideal candidate works well with others, is active in brainstorming sessions and is always current on what’s trending in social media. Strong communication skills a must. Must be aware of current events and able to work in a fast-paced environment under specific time constraints. Ideal candidate thinks ‘out of the box’ and is always looking to find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Looking for a producer with strong leadership skills. Candidate must possess at least one (1) year of newsroom experience, preferably as a line producer with the ability to work weekends, holidays and varied hours, etc. Occasionally, there may be some field producing involved and producing long-form stories. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications required. To apply CLICK HERE

Freelance Writer (Part-Time)

Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for a news writer to write VO and VO/SOT packages for assigned news programs. The writer will assist the producers in the preparation of the newscast, selecting stories and assigning production personnel. The writer will assist with story development and select file and feed video.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field and two years prior news writing or producing experience is required. Major market news experience is preferred. Ability to work well under strict deadlines, and the ability to work flexible hours and shifts is essential. Proven creative writing and interpersonal skills are also required. To Apply Click Here

News Producer (Full-Time)

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. 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 required. To apply CLICK HERE

Political Beat Reporter (Regular, 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

Studio Technician  (Freelance)

Fox 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for a Freelance 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. To Apply Click Here   

Technician/Technical Director (Regular Full-Time)
FOX 5 WTTG News, Washington DC the #1 News Station and most hours of local news is looking for a talented and creative Technician/Technical Director to operate broadcast equipment in support of our top-rated newscasts. The ideal candidate should be comfortable operating various broadcast components in a fast-paced, live production control room. The Technician/Technical Director will be called upon to operate any or all of the following: broadcast production switchers, robotic cameras, character generators, playout servers, audio consoles, master control switchers, and other production equipment. The Technician/Technical Director may perform various functions including, but not limited to: technical director, audio operator, robotic camera, master control operator, floor director. Solid understanding of live production environments, specifically news production, is required. Experience with automated control room environments is a plus. Ideal candidate will be able to take direction, think critically under pressure, and work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints.

Qualifications: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. College degree preferred. Three years recent live TV or news experience as a broadcast technician is required. The ideal candidate will have all of the skills and experience listed above; however, we will consider applicants who have strong abilities in some or most of these areas. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required. To apply CLICK HERE

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. To Apply CLICK HERE

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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