Jobs at FOX 46

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FOX TELEVISION STATIONS LLC.

WJZY / WMYT

CHARLOTTE, NC

The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed to represent a comprehensive and/or exclusive description of all duties/responsibilities and requites skills associated with the position.

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Digital Journalist / Anchor

WJZY-TV, the FOX O&O in Charlotte, NC is seeking a Multimedia Journalist, with anchoring skills.  We need the total MMJ package: someone who can do their own hard news and breaking news morning live shots 3 days a week.  You will need to be quick on your feet with a desire to beat the other stations each and every day. This Digital Journalist also co-anchors and helps write a Saturday and Sunday morning news show that is a mix of hard news and lifestyle interviews.  FOX46 is a dynamic newsroom; part of the “newsroom of the future” movement. You will be working with 21st century newsgathering technology, operating as a self-contained and mobile content generator. This Digital Journalist will have the opportunity to get attention for the right reasons and to Get Results for the community. A minimum of 3 years’ experience reporting news and 2 year anchoring is required. Excellent communication and writing and grammar skills are required for both the broadcast and digital platforms.  Must be willing to work weekends. A Bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism required. Some training will be provided if needed. Must be able to lift and carry up to (50) pounds to complete essential job functions.  Must notify HR Director immediately of any changes in the status of driver’s license.

Assignment Desk Editor

WJZY, The FOX Owned & Operated duopoly in Charlotte, NC is looking for an Assignment Editor responsible for gathering story info from various news sources and determining the newsworthiness. The ideal candidate will make decisions on what stories to cover and assign/dispatch crews. Must be aggressive and thorough in responding to breaking news.  Research and select news stories through multiple sources including: news wires, websites, social media, newspapers, scanners and email. The candidate will be responsible for daily communication with police and government officials and agencies. The incumbent must develop reliable sources to help in obtaining, and confirming information for newscasts. Secure and organize elements for newscasts such as electronic audio and video files, photos and documents. Must have broad working knowledge of online databases, as well as broad working knowledge of court and police procedures.  Write and publish stories for fox46charlotte.com and consistently publish to social media channels. Coordinate, dispatch and communicate with crews to planned and breaking news events. Work closely with reporters, producers and managers to develop stories and story ideas. Answer viewer calls and emails and speak with community contacts. Perform other duties as assigned. College degree preferred.  A minimum of three years’ experience in TV news, including assignment desk experience preferred. Must be well organized and able to manage multiple projects. Must demonstrate outstanding news judgment and good news writing skills. Must be able to deal effectively with people, work in a fast-paced environment and under tight deadlines. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools.  The candidate must be able to use newsroom computer systems, including AVID iNews and AVID search, editing and graphics systems.  Strong communication skills are a must and must be able to complete required administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner.

Executive Producer of Special Projects

FOX 46 Charlotte WJZY is looking for a leader/motivator/idea machine/social media addict to be our Executive Producer of Special Programs. 

Duties include producing sports and news specials that may be regularly scheduled, or in a breaking news situation.  Specials may be live or taped; in studio or on location. Some fill-in news producing may be included.  Social media proficiency and leadership is required.  Editing experience required and videography experience is helpful.

Fox 46 is owned and operated by Fox Television Stations and is committed to the Getting Results brand. If you want to make your mark with innovation and intelligence, we want you to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for producing and oversight of news and sports special programs (compile stories, video, wire copy, in-field interviews, coordinating video/graphics, social media, etc.).  Level of performance requires a superior command of grammar and broadcast news-writing style. Work with Reporters, Anchors, Producers, Associate Producers, Digital Journalists and content creators in story selection and script development. Coordinate social media and web coverage and support with the Senior Web Producer and the Director of Social Media.  Make contacts with relevant sports figures and newsmakers.  Accountable for editorial decisions and/or changes made in the control room while the program is on the air.  Communicates via IFB to provide producer direction and talent instruction.  Supervise and oversee the associate producers assigned to the shift.  Assign writing ideas to APs.  Edit reporter scripts and provide feedback.  Assign voiceovers and VO-SOTs to reporters and anchors. Provide graphic support by drawing rudimentary instructions (concepts) for graphics personnel. Communicate, via phone, to explain news graphics requirements.  Work closely with assignment desk to coordinate live shots and photographer assignments.  Maintain open communication with News Director and all station personnel to efficiently, respectfully and professionally complete news assignments.  Stay informed on current news and sports events.  Attend and participate in news department meetings.  Provide suggestions for news stories and participate in post-production critiques. 

Must be able to sit for extended period of time in order to accomplish essential duties.  Occasionally bend, stoop and crouch to arrange lift and move equipment and/or administrative materials up to 25 lbs.  Regularly operates PC to complete required reports, documentation and promotional related materials.  Constantly uses verbal, audible, and visual abilities to perform essential functions.  Perform other duties and projects as needed and directed by the Assistant News Director or News Director. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with emphasis on journalism and/or communications.  Minimum of 5 years’ experience producing on local or national news broadcast. Management experience preferred but not required.

Anchor/DJ

WJZY, the FOX Owned & Operated station in Charlotte, NC is looking for a News Anchor/Digital Journalist.  A prime position is open in a great Southern city. This journalist will be a breaking news anchor who is able to write, edit and post breaking news on-the-fly during our dynamic morning show. The best candidate will also be a one-man-band. This position is for a DIGITAL FIRST journalist who already has enviable social media skills. Fox 46 is committed to the Getting Results brand. If you want to make your mark, we want you to join our team.  A minimum of 3 years’ experience reporting and anchoring news is required. Excellent communication and writing skills for both broadcast and digital platforms are required. Some training will be provided, if needed. A Bachelor’s degree in communications preferred.

Digital Journalist-Investigative

WJZY-TV, the FOX O&O in Charlotte, NC is seeking a Digital Journalist, which is what we call our one-man –band reporters.  Candidate must be able to write, shoot, edit and deliver important and impactful investigative stories on air and online. Dynamic live skills required. Must be a social media junkie. You will need to be well-informed on current events and local newsmakers. Must have experience in finding, researching and executing investigative stories that Get Results. You’ll need to be a self-starter with a great attitude and a desire to compete.  FOX46 is the fastest-growing news operation in the market, committed to the Getting Results brand. If you want to make your mark with innovation and intelligence, we want you to join our team. A minimum of 3 years’ experience reporting news required. Excellent communication and writing and grammar skills are required for both the broadcast and digital platforms.  Must be willing to work weekends. A Bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism preferred. Some training will be provided if needed.

News Producer

Responsible for daily production of newscast (s) to include: setting up the story, interviews, writing, graphic coordination and social media posting. Must become very knowledgeable about the Charlotte region and develop meaningful contacts. Become fluent with the Fox 46 news brand and strive for excellence in headline writing skills. Research stories online and on telephone with appropriate sources and contacts. Level of performance requires a superior command of grammar and broadcast news-writing style.  Aggressively participates in covering breaking news in and out of newscasts. Coordinate with web/social team to coordinate coverage for online and on-air. Log and edit video for inclusion on scripts.  Accountable for editorial decisions and/or changes made in the control room while the newscast is on the air.  Communicates via IFB to provide producer direction and talent instruction to crews in the field and in studio.  Collaborate with Executive Producer prior to air and during newscast about changes. Partner with newscast director before, during and after newscast to accomplish creative and clean production. Work with reporters to develop story scripts.  Edits reporter scripts and provides feedback. Assign voiceovers and VO-SOTs to reporters and anchors. Work with on-air staff by phone and in person to assist with story development and/or story support.  Supervise and oversee the writers assigned to the shift.  Assign writing ideas to APs.  Edit AP scripts and provide feedback. Maintain open communication with News Director, the news management team and all station personnel to efficiently, respectfully and professionally complete news assignments.  Participates in news meetings to provide story and production ideas for any and all newscasts.  Participate in special projects and programming.  Available to work outside of scheduled hours. Constantly uses verbal, audible, and visual abilities to perform essential functions. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Sits for extended period of time in order to accomplish essential duties.  Attend and participate in any company training seminars, meetings or other attendance required events.  Comply with all Station and Department policies, procedures and guidelines related activities.  Occasionally bends stoops and crouches to arrange copy/script paper for work related functions.  Constantly operates PC to complete required news items and related materials. Must possess a minimum of 2 years television news writing and producing experience. College degree in journalism or equivalent is required. iNews and Adobe Premiere Pro experience preferred. Must possess excellent news judgment. Knowledge of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County area is preferred. Dependability, strong writing skills and accuracy are crucial. 

Web Producer

Content producer with strong web and social media focus.  Should live and breathe online news and be an expert on a variety of digital and social media platforms.  Will gather news from social media sources and identify trending topics, but also create content that will itself become trending.  Produces stories using text, photos, and video.  Needs to be an excellent storyteller and writer, with strong knowledge of AP style and a zero-tolerance policy for typos.  Non-linear video editing skills and experience a must.  Be able to work in a team and liaison with newsroom staff to ensure complete social media and web dominance.  Bachelor’s degree required, plus two to three years of web production management experience.  Solid understanding of web/mobile standards, design, and usability, along with an eye for detail.  Knowledge of HTML and Photoshop.

Photojournalist/DJ

Photojournalist must have an eye to shoot, edit and gather sound from newsworthy events, locations or people for use in newscasts by performing the following duties: Shoots and edits breaking stories, live shots and other news stories as assigned. Occasionally writes packages and/or assembles natural sound packages. Gathers news in the field independently. Assist in gathering and posting stories on-line and to air.

Must have the ability to visually tell compelling stories. Operates video camera and audio equipment creatively in diverse conditions and at times under extreme deadlines. Operates all live technology i.e. Live U, KA trucks, etc. Drives and operates company vehicles in a safe and defensive manner.  This includes driving in heavy metropolitan traffic, at night and in bad weather. Edits videotape for playback for air. Operates microwave trucks. Maintains vehicle and news gathering equipment properly.

Assist with newscasts outside the normal work schedule at time of severe weather conditions or breaking news. Meets all scheduling and broadcast deadlines. Must be involved in Social Media. Responsible for any and all equipment issued by FOX. Supports Local News Service as assigned. Regular attendance is required. Has ability to work a flexible schedule. Complies with all FTS computer requirements – myfoxpay, Navigator training, password protection, computer usage, etc. Complies with all FTS and Station policies – Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption, Insider Trading, etc. Other duties as assigned. Some in-studio camera duties. Attends and participates in all scheduled meetings.

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) required, preferably with an emphasis on journalism and/or Communication. One to two year’s equivalent experience.  Knowledge of non-linear editing systems. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record.  

Must notify HR Director immediately of any changes in the status of driver’s license.

Account Executive

WJZY & WMYT, FOX owned duopoly in Charlotte, NC is looking for an Account Executive.  Ideal candidate will be a sales professional with a minimum 4 years media sales experience.  Responsible for growing transactional list, developing new business & selling digital products by maximizing opportunities.  Must develop & maintain relationships with clients. Excellent oral & written communications skills required.  Prior experience with WideOrbit pref. Candidate must be detailed oriented, resourceful, team player, reliable and a self-starter. Maintain timely paperwork and reports relating to sales activities. Excellent and detailed service on all accounts is expected and required.  Must have or be willing to obtain and drive reliable transportation and have a valid driver’s license. Local travel and varied hours required.  Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience: Industry experience required; TV Sales preferred.

Maintenance Engineer/Digital Systems

WJZY and WMYT, Fox O&O serving the Charlotte, NC region is seeking a Maintenance Engineer / Digital Systems. We are adding to our team of digital engineers for Morning News Expansion.

The Maintenance Engineer will manage the technical operations of this Fox O&O duopoly in accordance with FCC, OSHA, and Corporate Engineering Standards and practices that meets SMPTE/IEEE and ATSC and other applicable specifications. In addition to maintenance duties for Engineering, this employee will install and turn up new technologies and provide necessary operator training to match department workflow. As needed this position supports repair and maintenance of the facility.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills. In depth knowledge of broadcast technical operations including IP based equipment. Extensive knowledge and experience with hardware, software, and multiple OS of servers and PC’s is required. Ability to work with any manufacturer on applications. Basic understanding of networking devices on multiple LANs and connecting to WANS is a plus. Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to understand and implement written procedures and directives a current working knowledge of IT and broadcast equipment, an understanding of multiple formats of video and transport streams. A clear working knowledge of multiple digital media formats and basics of transcoding. Ability to maintain satellite operations. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships. Maintain confidentiality regarding company information.

Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent broadcast experience.

Experience: 3 years engineering experience working in a TV broadcast news environment.

Credentials: Must have a valid driver’s license.

Ancillary Training a plus:
ITX Automation system training and experience
OSHA Electrical (NEC) lockout/tag out training
SBE certification
Network IT training
FCC General Class license
OSHA MSDS training
RF transmitter and microwave training or experience
Satellite installation and maintenance training

Other: Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, reach above one’s head and climb ladders.

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