Editor/Photographer – Creative Services (Regular, Full-Time)
WJBK’s Creative Services Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Production Editor/Photographer. Candidate will shoot and post-produce high-end station promotional spots, Public Service campaigns, presentations, commercials, programs, and a variety of other creative on-air pieces. They will also act as a departmental videographer, shooting basic and high-end promo footage. The candidate will also be required to be “hands-on” during the creative process, providing input during the idea development and writing phases of various projects. Perform other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in broadcasting required. This position requires strong production and post-production skills. Must be experienced and proven on non-linear based editing systems, compositing software packages, proficient with HD video cameras and associated technical gear, and have previous experience in a team-oriented creative environment.
Job Code: 041
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: 029 – 3 Positions Available
Reporter/Fill-In Anchor (Regular, Full-Time)
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Reporter/Fill-In Anchor. Must bring hustle, originality, innovations, and commitment to the job every day. Will be expected to establish contacts and develop original story ideas. Must write and report with fairness and clarity and be an outstanding storyteller and on-air performer. Must have demonstrated proficiency in the use of social media to interact with news viewers and expand the reach of our news operation. We require a person who communicates with a diverse audience in a concise yet comfortable manner. This person will be able to recognize important issues and meaningful developments in continuing stories. The job requires composure in breaking news situations and command of a spectrum of topics including hard news, entertainment, and popular culture. Knowledge of the Detroit market a plus. Other duties as deemed appropriate to be assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Journalism or related field or equivalent experience required. A minimum of three years of journalism background and television anchoring and reporting experience required. Must possess strong social media skills. Knowledge of fair and accurate journalism practices.
Job Code: 028
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
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