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 (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.  Establish quality control and consistent look from the various technical operational positions.  Responsible for post-show review, troubleshooting 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. Job Code: (12240)

News Producer/Writer (Temporary, Part-Time)

WJBK’s News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Producer/Writer.  Individual will produce and write compelling newscasts.  Will be responsible for generating stories, actively engaged in daily newsgathering, 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 on 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 and as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required.  The candidate must possess a minimum of three years’ experience as a television newscast producer in a medium to major market.  Candidate must have exceptional news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events, 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.  The ability to react quickly, multi-task, handle situations and meet deadlines in fast-paced, dynamic environment is essential.  A working knowledge of Metro Detroit history and culture is preferred.
Job Code: (12124)

Production Stagehand (Temporary, Part-Time)

WJBK-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 associate’s 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: (11093)

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 severs as sell as Broadcast IT systems, transmitters (AM, FM, TV, Microwave Fiber, satellite, etc.), receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic system, 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 2 years of college or technical school majoring in a Broadcast related field, IT related field or equivalent broadcast experience.  At least 3 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: (11373)



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