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(Regular, Full 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: 212

Sales Assistant(Regular, Full Time)
An employee in this classification, under the supervision of the VP/General Sales Manager (GSM), will be responsible for correctly assigning the commercial copy that the local sales team sells in each order that is entered into Wide Orbit Traffic system. This individual will work with multiple departments within the Station and will also need to communicate with the outside advertising agencies and advertisers. The successful candidate will assist the GSM with various tasks which include: answering telephones, track vacation, coordinate travel for the department & maintain expense reports. In addition, this individual will update prime calendars with Fox programming; distribute mail and packages to the sales department and coordinate all ticket requests for the sales department. Other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.

Successful candidate must be proficient in the Wide Orbit Traffic system. Should also be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Power Point. Must have an understanding of the local spot television industry as a whole, especially as it pertains to advertisers, commercials and log reporting. Ability to multi-task with multiple clients within the traffic system required. Strong organizational and verbal communication skills. Sound attention to detail is critical. Ability to work under strict deadlines and work overtime when necessary. Four year college degree in business or other related area, highly preferred. Minimum three years’ experience in a sales administrative function. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Job Code: 213

Reporter/Anchor(Regular, Full Time)
WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Reporter/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 a 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: 090

Director (Regular, Full Time)

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: 171

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