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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: 3656
Broadcast Maintenance Technician (Regular, Full-Time)
WJBK Fox 2 Detroit seeks an experienced broadcast maintenance technician to provide full-time technical support for all broadcast equipment including, but not limited to, master control on-air equipment such as automation system and on-air servers as well as Broadcast IT systems, transmitters (AM, FM, TV, Microwave, Fiber, satellite, etc.). receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, video systems, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, two-way radios, network switches, servers, IP systems, monitors and display systems. Maintain network interface with Fox Hub/Spoke systems to send and receive local and national programming and commercial content. Install various new television electronic equipment and software to enhance our ability to produce local news, sports, productions and daily on-air programming integrated with commercial content. Assist with remote location productions. Perform other related duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Minimum two years of college or technical school majoring in a Broadcast related field, IT related field or equivalent broadcast experience. At least three years working in a Major Market Broadcast environment or IT environment. Proven ability to repair, maintain and operate all types of standard broadcast equipment and related software. Proven ability to install, configure, maintain and operate IP based SAN. LAN, or WAN systems. Computer literacy is essential. CAD experience a plus. Must have excellent communication skills. Ability to adapt to a fast-paced quickly-changing technical environment. Understanding of all pertinent FCC rules and regulations. Cisco certification and SBE certification is highly desirable. Knowledge of safety practices and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships. Valid driver license. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Job Code: 3042
Director Broadcast Operations (Regular, Full-Time)
WJBK’s Director of Broadcast Operations, under the supervision of the Vice President of Engineering and Operations, schedules, supervises and trains the technical operations staff to effectively manage the technical operations of the television station in accordance with FCC, OSHA, Fox Television Stations corporate regulations and any applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. In addition, this employee works with the VP of News and the Assistant News Director to organize technical support for special events and emergency operational procedures. He or she will schedule in-studio and on-location special events logistics. This position also supervises the technical operation in our studios, news production control room and master control. Other duties include manage day-to day broadcast operations, address operational issues, schedule technical staff and stage crews, manage studio operations schedule, oversee standard operating procedures in technical areas and help create new procedures, work with the Programming and Traffic departments on contingency plans for broadcast schedules, establish and administer on-going in-house training programs, conduct monthly tests and drills to maintain technical staff readiness, other duties as deemed appropriate to be assigned. Employee will assist the VP of Engineering and Operations in capital planning for the station as well as department expense budgeting.
Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent broadcast experience in television news production and master control operations. Candidate should have five years engineering-operations experience working in a TV broadcast news environment plus a minimum two years’ experience working in a TV broadcast or related media supervisory or management position. Candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of broadcast technical operations and equipment, strong organizational and communication skills, as well as a proven track record in operational project management. Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing work environment. Applicant must be a self-starter with critical-thinking abilities. Candidate must have an aptitude for creating and implementing written procedures and directives, as required. Experience in a union environment is strongly preferred. Must have the ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with technical and staging staff, while maintaining company confidentiality. Strong knowledge of digital video systems. Must have the ability to work effectively with the IT department when implementing new systems or troubleshooting existing broadcast computer systems and networks.
Job Code: 2231
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