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FOX TELEVISION STATIONS LLC.
WJZY / WMYT
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.
Edward R. Murrow Award Winning Broadcaster WJZY-TV, the FOX O&O in Charlotte, NC (Market #22) is looking for a News Anchor/Digital Journalist. The ideal candidate must be an engaging and experienced news reader who infuses every story and every moment with warmth and personality. Must be a highly-motivated journalist who will turn hard news and investigative stories that embrace the Getting Results brand. Must have the ability to do it all, while posting to social media and engaging viewers, fans and followers. The best candidate must be an outgoing recruiter of viewers by being proactive in making personal appearances in the community to promote our station and brand. If you want to become an important player in the community, this is the career opportunity for you. FOX46 is part of the newsroom of the future movement and you will be expected to shoot, write and edit your own stories. Training will be provided, if needed. 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. Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Journalism required. Must notify HR Director immediately of any changes in the status of driver’s license.
Off Anchor/DJ (Breaking News)
Edward R Murrow Award Winning Broadcaster WJZY, the FOX O&O in Charlotte, NC is looking for a Breaking News Anchor/Digital Journalist; a prime position is open in a great Southern city. This digital journalist, which we call our one-man-band reporter, will be a breaking news anchor who is able to shoot, write, edit and post breaking news on-the-fly during our dynamic morning show. 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. Must notify HR Director immediately of any changes in the status of driver’s license.
Digital Journalist – Investigative
Edward R Murrow Award Winning Broadcaster WJZY, the FOX O&O in Charlotte, NC is seeking a multimedia journalist. Must be able to shoot, write, edit and deliver important and impactful investigative stories on air and via social media outlets. Dynamic live skills required. Must be well-informed on current events and local newsmakers with experience in finding, researching and executing investigative stories that Get Results. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with a great attitude and desire to compete. FOX46 is the fastest-growing news station in the market. We are committed to the Getting Results brand. If you want to make your mark with innovation and intelligence, we want you on our team. Minimum of 3 years’ experience reporting news required. Excellent communication, writing and grammar skills required for broadcast and digital platforms. Must be able to lift and carry up to (50) pounds to complete essential job functions. Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Journalism required. Some training will be provided if needed. Must notify HR Director immediately of any changes in the status of driver’s license.
Edward R Murrow Award Winning Broadcaster WJZY/WMYT, the FOX O&O duopoly television station in Charlotte, NC is seeking a Newscast Director. The ideal candidate will have experience as both a director and a technical director, with a hands-on understanding of the Sony 7000, 4M/E switcher or similar systems. Knowledge of Chyron ISQ, Mosaic, and Powerclyps; BitCentral, and Avid iNews is also preferred. The ideal candidate must be able to handle fast-paced and quick changing newscasts, breaking news and weather events. These newscasts have a broad range of segments which include, but are not limited to: in studio guests, multiple live shots, anchor movement throughout the studio, combined animations and heavy use of graphics. The Newscast Director’s responsibilities include audio mixing, floor directing, studio camera operation and jib as well as other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Two (2) years’ experience directing/technical directing live and pre-produced television newscasts required. Familiarity with automated newsroom control systems is a plus. **Please provide a work sample video link of a complete live broadcast that the candidate has directed and technically directed to be considered for this position. The unedited show reel must contain two audio tracks: 1) Director audio track and 2) Show audio mix.
Executive Producer of Special Projects
Edward R Murrow Award Winning Broadcaster WJZY, the FOX O&O duopoly in Charlotte, NC 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. Specials projects may be live or taped; in studio or on location and include regularly scheduled programming and breaking news. Some fill-in news producing may be included. Social media proficiency and leadership is required. Editing experience required and videography experience is helpful. If you want to make your mark with innovation and intelligence, we want you to join our team. Fox 46 is committed to the “Getting Results” brand. The ideal candidate will be responsible for compiling stories, video, wire copy, in-field interviews, coordinating video/graphics, social media, etc. and must possess a superior command of grammar and broadcast news-writing style. Work with newsroom staff (Reporters, Anchors, Producers, etc.) in story selection and script development. Coordinate social media and web coverage and support 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 APs assigned to the shift and writing ideas. Edit Reporter scripts and provide feedback and assign voiceovers and VO-SOTs to Reporters and Anchors. Provide support for graphics personnel by drawing rudimentary instructions (concepts) for graphics personnel. Work closely with assignment desk to coordinate live shots and photographer assignments. Stay informed on current news and sports events. Attend and participate in news department meetings. Must be able to sit for extended period of time and occasionally bend, stoop and crouch in order to accomplish essential duties. Must be able to arrange, lift or move equipment up to 25 lbs. Other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree required, with emphasis on journalism and/or communications. Minimum of 5 years’ experience producing on local or national news broadcast. Management experience preferred. Must notify HR Director immediately of any changes in the status of driver’s license.
Photojournalist / DJ (2 openings)
Edward R Murrow Award Winning Broadcaster WJZY, the FOX O&O in Charlotte, NC is looking for a Photojournalist with 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. Has ability to work a flexible schedule. Complies with all FTS policies and procedures. Some in-studio camera duties. Other duties as assigned. 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 be able to lift and carry up to (50) pounds to complete essential job functions. 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.
Edward R Murrow Award Winning Broadcaster WJZY, the FOX O&O in Charlotte, NC is looking for a News Producer, responsible for daily production of newscast (s) to include: setting up stories, 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. Constantly uses verbal, audible, and visual abilities to perform essential functions. Sits for extended period of time in order to accomplish essential duties. 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. 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.
It is an essential part of all newsroom employees to be willing to adjust hours to meet the fluctuating demands of a news team in a competitive market. If special events fall on the employee’s day off he/she may be required to participate, if requested. Varied hours may also be required based on the needs of the department. From time to time may be required to produce newscasts to help cover sick/vacation time of others. As part of the news team, holidays that fall Monday through Friday will be worked, time-off requests are approved by management. No vacations will be approved one week prior and during television-rating periods.
Broadcast Engineer/Digital Systems
Edward R Murrow Award Winning Broadcaster WJZY/WMYT the FOX O&O severing the Charlotte, NC region is seeking a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer to manage the technical operations of the station in compliance with FCC, OSHA, and Corporate Engineering Standards and practices that meet SMPTE/IEEE and ATSC and other applicable specifications. The ideal candidate will install new technologies and provide necessary operator training to match department workflow. As needed, this position supports repairs and maintenance of the facility. Ideal candidate must possess an 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 a must. Ability to implement written procedures and directives. An understanding of multiple formats of video and transport streams and a current working knowledge of IT and broadcast equipment is a must. Ideal candidate must have a clear working knowledge of multiple digital media formats and basics of transcoding with the ability to maintain satellite operations. Maintain confidentiality regarding company information. Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience of a minimum of 3 years working in a TV broadcast news environment. Must have a valid NC/SC driver’s license. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, reach above one’s head and climb ladders. ITX, OSHA electrical lockout/tag out training, SBE certification, Network IT training, FCC general class license and FCC general class license a plus.
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