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Meteorologist (Regular, Full-Time)
The Meteorologist will serve as the primary producer and presenter of weathercasts on-air and online. Will utilize forecasting experience and technology to create graphics used in broadcasts and digital platforms. The Meteorologist will generate multiple daily weathercasts, text stories, social media postings and blogs for Fox 2's aggressive weather strategy. WJBK/Fox 2 is seeking an energetic and motivated team player to join WJBK's Weather Authority Team. Primary responsibility to gather and interpret weather data for on-air weather reports used in newscasts, online and social media channels. This includes generating graphics, writing and/or producing packages for air and reporting weather news both live and on tape for on-air broadcast purposes. Additionally, will represent the station at Fox 2 events (e.g., school visits, serve as host at charity events, and other station projects). Must have demonstrated command and reliability in forecasting and presenting weather. Also, the position requires personality, energy and a positive on-air presence in delivering to our viewers and interacting with other talent. Knowledge and use of social media as a method of delivering weather information on all platforms is mandatory. Must be calm and authoritative in breaking situations.
Local knowledge a significant plus.Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology or equivalent broadcast experience forecasting weather on-air required. Minimum three years working in the field of communications as a weathercaster. Must be able to provide examples of on-air severe weather coverage, on-air or web weathercasts, and evidence of engagement with users of digital platforms. Familiarity with winter weather forecasting is preferred. Proven ability to gather, interpret, prepare and present weather information during live newscasts and other station productions. Strong writing and producing skills are also essential. Ability to contribute ideas on a daily basis and be able to troubleshoot operational issues related to the weather department and to communicate effectively with newsroom management on any unresolved issues. Knowledge of local market and the weather patterns in our area will allow the Meteorologist to offer expertise to the newsroom staff regarding coverage plan on severe weather days. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with peers and news management and other contacts outside the station. AMS, CBM, NWAsealed meteorologist preferred. Must have the technical capability to operate content-generating systems associated with reporting weather for broadcast and on digital platforms.Job Code: 8316
Sports Producer (Regular, Full-Time)
WJBK-FOX 2 is seeking a versatile candidate with extensive knowledge of local, college and professional sports and experience covering it over the air and in the digital space. The sports producer will perform many traditional functions, including assignment coordination and scheduling duties plus field producing. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly on all platforms. This includes identifying and posting compelling and shareable content to the web and social media, working with every member of the sports department to do the same and executing an active strategy that drives page views. Line producing ability expected. Must have the capability of recognizing developments in ongoing stories, spotting interesting angles that go beyond box scores, and perform calmly and effectively in breaking situations. Perform other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent required. Three years of sports producing experience or equivalent required. The individual must have expert knowledge of a television sports department's video and story needs, web production, social media channels such as You Tube, Facebook and Twitter. Local knowledge and sports-related connections a significant plus. Valid driver’s license required. Job Code: 11209
News Reporter (Regular, Full-Time)
WJBK’s FOX 2 News Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Reporter. 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. Job Code: 11080
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
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