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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Newscast Director (Temporary, Part-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.  Establish quality control and consistent look from the various technical operational positions.  Responsible for post-show review, trouble shooting and technical problem solving.  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, concise and calm manner.  Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with station personnel.  Must be able to code for ELC operated live newscast.  Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field or equivalent work experience.  Three to five years’ experience as a broadcast director, preferable in news, required.   

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Staff Accountant (Regular, Full-Time)

Fox Television Stations, LLC, a division of Fox Corporation, is seeking a dynamic individual to join its team.   The General Ledger Accountant will work in partnership with Finance management in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.  This position will own the month-end close process via preparation of journal entries and coordination of intercompany activity with the corporate office and other stations.  The General Ledger Accountant will prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, ensuring that account balances are properly supported and recorded in accordance with GAAP and company policies.   This position will be involved in the annual budget process as well as submission of tax and audit packages to the corporate office.  Will have responsibility for daily log posting as well as weekly and monthly billing.  Will assist with various ad-hoc reporting requests and implementation of new policies and procedures.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with 2-3 years of public or private corporate accounting experience required.  The successful candidate must have strong analytical skills along with excellent oral and written communication skills.  The candidate must possess a strong work ethic and be able to prioritize multiple projects with a high degree of accuracy.  Strong Microsoft Excel skills with knowledge of advanced functions is required.  Knowledge of Workday or similar software is a plus.  Broadcasting industry experience is a plus.

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Maintenance Engineer (Temporary, Part-Time)

Do you have a Broadcasting or IT engineering background?  If so, we have a part-time position for a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer.  In this role, you will be an important member of a team supporting the News Operation, Production, Master Control and the entire television station.  FOX is an exciting place to work where we are breaking barriers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support production and studio equipment, incl. robotic cameras systems, automated master control, automated newsroom automated audio and similar.
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of technical equipment both IT and hardware, including network systems, switches, routers, and computers (Servers and PC).
  • Occasionally assist the IT department with supporting Windows computers and network as needed.
  • Experience with Cisco switches, networking infrastructure and Microsoft Office O365 is a major plus.
  • Maintain and update equipment documentation, standard operating procedures, and preventative maintenance procedures as required.
  • Must be able to document daily tasks, projects, and coordinate CAD documentation. Other duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of Broadcast and IT technical principles, including production workflows, broadcast equipment and systems including, but not limited to, cameras, sound, vision, graphics, post-production, media management, MCR and various playouts including streaming and OTT.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated, able to prioritize a daily workload in a fast paced high-pressure environment, and to meet deadlines both individually, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively across different projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills to provide technical advice for a live news environment.
  • Understanding of and acceptance of the 24/7 staffing requirements associated with the Broadcast industry.
  • Self-motivated, with a passion for the job, proactive and approachable.
  • Solid work ethic with proven technical expertise
  • Physical ability to remove and reinstall servers and similar objects when required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or related experience required or technical school training with electronics training and related experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience with the setup, operation and troubleshooting of professional broadcast & IT equipment.
  • Experience with the following equipment preferred: iNews, Sony's ELC, Chyron graphic systems, SSL audio, VM Ware work environment, Harmonic, WSI, TVU/LiveU, iTX or related broadcast computer systems.

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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 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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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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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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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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