Studio Technician/Technical Director
FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus – the #1 news station in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia with the most hours of local news – is in search of Studio Technician/Technical Director to join our award winning team! If you have experience with floor directing, live production broadcast equipment, and studio operations this may be the perfect job for you. The ideal candidate will have a passion for journalism, focuses on delivering high quality newscasts to local viewers, and is a leader in the news production environment.
Responsibilities: Fill a variety of production roles and help prep material for our newscasts. Operate in a fast-paced, live production control room and studio. Perform functions including, but not limited to, technical director, audio operator, robotic camera, and/or floor director. Take direction, think critically under pressure, and work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints. Friendly, respectful and collaborative. Positive attitude, good judgment and excellent communication skills. Interact effectively and professionally with on-air staff, off-air staff, production and technical crews, and management. Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. Vocational/technical school, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum 3 years recent experience in the broadcast technician, master control, and news environment in a medium to major size market is required. Ability to operate live broadcast production equipment. Solid understanding of live production environments, specifically news production, is required. Experience with automated control room environments is a plus. Must be able to sit and stand for an extended period of time. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Must be able to reach overhead, bend, squat and kneel. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required.
FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. We have excellent benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team: https://bit.ly/fox5rocks