Jobs at FOX 2

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The following represents brief/broad position descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills for each position.


 

Photographer/Editor (Per Diem) (Temporary, Part-Time)
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Photographer/Editor.  Candidate will shoot and edit news stories and special events.  They must operate live truck and other ENG equipment, as well as establish live shots, as required by the news department. The individual must operate communications equipment in live trucks. They must operate equipment in ENG receive including: tuning in microwave and live shots; utilizing machines for record/dub/edit purposes; downlinking satellite transmissions. This person must utilize various communications equipment for both in-house and field communications. This person must also understand the use of good lighting, photographic, audio and editing techniques as required in the production of quality news. Perform other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, journalism, or broadcast required. Minimum of four years’ experience as a news photographer/editor. Knowledge of basic journalism and production techniques. Experience with the operation of a P2 camera, P2 editing equipment, and non-linear experience. Must have understanding of how to utilize social media to gain more newscast viewers and draw more consumers to fox2detroit.com and the FOX 2 Facebook page. A geographical and/or historical knowledge of Metro Detroit is a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Job Code: 462   
 

Producer/Writer (Per-Diem) (Temporary, Part-Time)
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Producer/Writer.  Individual will produce and write compelling newscasts. Will be responsible for generating stories, actively engaged in daily news gathering, writing accurate broadcast copy for multiple platforms, including website and social media. Also responsible for coordinating coverage with the assignment desk and reporters. May be called on upon to field produce or write for other newscasts. Will create graphics and edit video for air and booth live newscasts during breaking news. Other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required. The candidate must possess a minimum of three years’ experience as a television newscast producer in a medium to major market.  Candidate must have strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events, excellent communication and people skills. Must handle pressure well including the ability to handle breaking news. Knowledge of TV production techniques and newsroom computer systems required. Must be creative, detail-oriented, and a problem solver. Exceptional news judgment a must. The ability to react quickly, multi-task, handle situations and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is essential. A working knowledge of Metro Detroit history and culture is preferred. 
Job Code: 460   
 

Producer/Writer (Part-Time, Temporary)
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Producer/Writer.  Individual will produce and write compelling newscasts. Will be responsible for generating stories, actively engaged in daily news gathering, writing accurate broadcast copy for multiple platforms, including website and social media. Also responsible for coordinating coverage with the assignment desk and reporters. May be called on upon to field produce or write for other newscasts. Will create graphics and edit video for air and booth live newscasts during breaking news. Other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required. The candidate must possess a minimum of three years’ experience as a television newscast producer in a medium to major market.  Candidate must have strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events, excellent communication and people skills. Must handle pressure well including the ability to handle breaking news. Knowledge of TV production techniques and newsroom computer systems required. Must be creative, detail-oriented, and a problem solver. Exceptional news judgment a must. The ability to react quickly, multi-task, handle situations and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is essential. A working knowledge of Metro Detroit history and culture is preferred.
Job Code: 407  

Director (Part-Time, Temporary)
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Director for live broadcasts.  The Director will work closely with producers and other employees on rundown preparation, segment design and graphic presentation.  Lead implementation of new concepts/ideas for newscasts.  Provide editorial input as it relates to development of engaging story-telling and problem solving.  Establish quality control and consistent look from the various technical operational positions.  Other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.

Proven ability to lead production and editorial staff during live programming, as well as, knowledge of broadcast industry, particularly as it pertains to the production of local news programming, required.  Ability to contribute ideas about best practices and most compelling story-telling techniques.  Must understand technical terms used in control rooms.  Able to adapt to a fast-paced quickly changing environment and lead others through these changes in a clear and concise manner.  Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with station personnel.  Experience with ELC preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent work experience required.  Three to five years’ experience as a broadcast director, preferably in news, required.
Job Code: 409
 

Stagehand (Part-Time, Temporary)
WJBK’s Fox 2 is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide expertise as a stagehand for on-the-air, rehearsals and general studio production. Responsibilities include the following: Assists with production planning and consulting on staging logistics; Constructs, installs, repairs, dismantles and stores scenery, props and materials; Installs, erects, adjusts, handles, operates, maintains and repairs studio lighting equipment; Prompts, cues, and times talent during commercial tapings, show tapings and live shows; Operates special equipment such as the teleprompter; Constructs major set pieces for commercial, public service and news productions; Assures proper cleanliness of studio facilities and keeps props and scenery orderly and in good repair. Performs all of the above for remote productions and other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, team oriented, broadcast news and production environment. Have an in-depth knowledge of broadcast theatrical lighting and staging techniques. Minimum associates degree or equivalent TV broadcast experience. Five years lighting and staging experience required. Teleprompter experience necessary. Must have a proven ability to establish effective working relationships, effective communication skills, and ability to work independently. Able to lift 75-pounds, reach above one’s head and climb ladders exceeding 14-feet. Must be able to stand and walk up to five (5) hours continuous. Valid driver’s license. IATSE Union membership.
Job Code: 406   

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