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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Relief Technician (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 instruction 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 Newscast.
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 from 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. Job Code (12305)

Newscast Director (Part-Time/Temporary)

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.Job Code (12623)

Traffic Assistant (Regular, Full-Time)

WJBK's Traffic Department is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Traffic Assistant. Individual will be responsible for the accuracy of commercial spot placement, managing the inventory to ensure separation and maximization of inventory.  Works closely with Sales Managers to ensure inventory is not unsold.  Maintains related reports. Individual prints and distributes daily log and provides support to traffic personnel.  In addition, candidate also serves as backup in Copy by maintaining commercial information to ensure accuracy of commercials aired. Responsibilities include maintaining commercial files, contacting ad agencies and gathering materials for production. Other duties as deemed appropriate to be assigned.  

Prior experience in Traffic preferred. Experience with Wide Orbit or other Traffic system a plus.  Requires a detail-oriented individual with excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills.  Ability to work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment is essential. Able to work overtime when necessary.  High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree preferred. Job Code (12532)



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