Jobs at FOX 2 Detroit

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.

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News Producer (Regular, Full-Time)

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 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 to be assigned.  Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required.  The candidate must possess a minimum 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 and 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.

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News Producer (Regular, Full-Time)

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 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 to be assigned.  Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required.  The candidate must possess a minimum 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 and 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.

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News Producer (Regular, Full-Time)

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 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 to be assigned.  Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required.  The candidate must possess a minimum 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 and 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.

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Relief Technician (Temporary, Part-Time)

An employee in this classification, working under the direction of the VP of Engineering and under the direct supervision of the Engineering Director of Operations, must show proficiency in the operation of the Sony ELC production automation system, Grass Valley iTX (or similar programs), as well as various types of broadcast equipment for the purpose of producing Live News, Sports, Local Productions, and daily On-Air Programming transmission integrated with commercial content. Operate various automated television production equipment to maintain On-Air television production equipment to maintain On-Air television operations. Interact with and follow quickly changing instructions from Local Sales and Traffic, as well as Hub-based personnel to produce the highest quality On-Air production. Operate various
television production equipment to produce daily Newscasts. Positive interaction with and proven ability to follow quickly changing instructions from News Directors and Producers to create the highest quality newscast possible. Operate various television production equipment to produce local sports and public affairs productions. Interact with and follow quickly changing instructions form Sports and Local Production Producers to create the highest quality Sports and local productions possible. Perform other related duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned. Associate Degree or equivalent broadcast experience required.

Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred. Three to four years’ experience working in a medium to major broadcast environment. Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, quickly changing technical environment and high stress situations. Valid Driver License. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

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News Photographer (Temporary, Part-Time)

A Photographer/Editor operates camera and editing equipment for the purpose of gathering the news and documenting society. The primary role of the photographer/editor is the comprehensive depiction of the subject at hand. This individual will both shoot and edit material for station broadcasts and operate the equipment responsible for transmitting gathered material back to the station. 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. Must have ability to help plan major event coverage including site checks, troubleshooting and follow-up. Perform other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in communications, journalism or broadcasting required. Minimum of five years' experience as a news photographer/editor. Knowledge of basic journalism and digital production techniques. Experience with the operation of a P2 camera, P2 editing equipment, and non-linear experience. Demonstrated ability to work as a team with other journalists. Must have an 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.

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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 demonstrated proficiency in the use of social media to interact with news viewers and expand the reach of our news operation. We require an individual 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 reporting experience required. Must possess strong social media skills. Must have a broad working knowledge of police procedures, the court system, and municipal, state and federal operations. Also, must have strong knowledge of legal and ethical parameters of reporting for mass media. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must be able to use newsroom computer systems.

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Sales Assistant (Full-time/Regular)

WJBK's Sales Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Sales Assistant.  Individual will perform administrative and office support activities for the V.P. General Sales Manager and the Research Director.  Will assist the General Sales Manager with various tasks which include: answer telephones, receive and direct visitors; coordinate travel and maintain monthly expense reports for both the General Sales Manager and National Sales Manager; maintain political tracking and upload orders on the FCC file; and update trade agreement book.  Will also assist the Research Director with various tasks which include: maintain all sports tracking reports; update the regular and political rate guides; update all sports schedules; and create presentations and one-sheets.  Additionally, will update programming in the Nielsen Enames system and send out end times; update quarterly program schedules for WJBK; update and post sales one-sheets, presentations and tracking reports on BOX; and provide back-up to the sales assistants for the Local Sales Manager and National Sales Manager.

4-year college degree preferred; high school degree required.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel and Power Point.  Knowledge of Nielsen ratings and Wide Orbit products are a plus.  Minimum of 2 years' experience working in an office environment.  Strong communication skills, detailed and organized.

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Sales Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)

WJBK's Sales Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Sales Assistant.  Individual will perform administrative and office support activities for the V.P. General Sales Manager and the Research Director.  Will assist the General Sales Manager with various tasks which include: answer telephones, receive and direct visitors; coordinate travel and maintain monthly expense reports for both the General Sales Manager and National Sales Manager; maintain political tracking and upload orders on the FCC file; and update trade agreement book.  Will also assist the Research Director with various tasks which include: maintain all sports tracking reports; update the regular and political rate guides; update all sports schedules; and create presentations and one-sheets.  Additionally, will update programming in the Nielsen Enames system and send out end times; update quarterly program schedules for WJBK; update and post sales one-sheets, presentations and tracking reports on BOX; and provide back-up to the sales assistants for the Local Sales Manager and National Sales Manager.

4-year college degree preferred; high school degree required.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel and Power Point.  Knowledge of Nielsen ratings and Wide Orbit products are a plus.  Minimum of 2 years' experience working in an office environment.  Strong communication skills, detailed and organized.

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Sales Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)

WJBK's Sales Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Sales Assistant.  Individual will perform administrative and office support activities for the V.P. General Sales Manager and the Research Director.  Will assist the General Sales Manager with various tasks which include: answer telephones, receive and direct visitors; coordinate travel and maintain monthly expense reports for both the General Sales Manager and National Sales Manager; maintain political tracking and upload orders on the FCC file; and update trade agreement book.  Will also assist the Research Director with various tasks which include: maintain all sports tracking reports; update the regular and political rate guides; update all sports schedules; and create presentations and one-sheets.  Additionally, will update programming in the Nielsen Enames system and send out end times; update quarterly program schedules for WJBK; update and post sales one-sheets, presentations and tracking reports on BOX; and provide back-up to the sales assistants for the Local Sales Manager and National Sales Manager.

4-year college degree preferred; high school degree required.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel and Power Point.  Knowledge of Nielsen ratings and Wide Orbit products are a plus.  Minimum of 2 years' experience working in an office environment.  Strong communication skills, detailed and organized.

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Account Executive (Regular, Full-Time)

We're looking for an experienced OTT salesperson to manage, develop, assist and service business for the Fox local extension OTT platform (FLX).

Prospecting new business, present FLX capabilities via Zoom and in-person. Act as category expert, working alongside Fox linear sales teams. Overseeing all schedules throughout the campaign; work directly with stations, advertising agencies and clients to increase revenue for the FLX platform.

Excellent communication skills, proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Wide Orbit a plus.  Knowledge of 
the local TV marketplace and how they are adapting to new OTT channels. Sales Hunter.

Two - Three years of successful experience in the digital media industry; Digital Video Advertising and/or Digital Agency/Digital Publisher experience preferred. College degree preferred. IAB certification preferred. Familiarity with basic digital media technology. Excellent presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Existing relationships with senior level client or agency decision makers. Digital agency relationships.

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Account Executive (Regular, Full-Time)

We're looking for an experienced OTT salesperson to manage, develop, assist and service business for the Fox local extension OTT platform (FLX).

Prospecting new business, present FLX capabilities via Zoom and in-person. Act as category expert, working alongside Fox linear sales teams. Overseeing all schedules throughout the campaign; work directly with stations, advertising agencies and clients to increase revenue for the FLX platform.

Excellent communication skills, proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Wide Orbit a plus.  Knowledge of 
the local TV marketplace and how they are adapting to new OTT channels. Sales Hunter.

Two - Three years of successful experience in the digital media industry; Digital Video Advertising and/or Digital Agency/Digital Publisher experience preferred. College degree preferred. IAB certification preferred. Familiarity with basic digital media technology. Excellent presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Existing relationships with senior level client or agency decision makers. Digital agency relationships.

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