Technician

Job Number: R10006894

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Engineering

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Posting Date: December 3, 2019

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

JOB DESCRIPTION

WFLD/WPWR has an opening for a skilled Freelance Production Technician. The Production Technician will operate auxiliary equipment as part of FOX32’s live news and sports productions.  These include but are not limited to robotic cameras, graphics and audio.

The Production Technician will serve as the technical co-pilot for all news and sports programming.  Experience with studio LED lighting, ETC lighting consoles, Ross studio camera robotics, Calrec audio consoles, and Chyron graphics systems is preferred. Candidate should have experience in an automated production control room environment.  Interaction with talent and guests using excellent interpersonal communication, verbal skills and a professional demeanor is critical.  Others duties may include recording news and programming feeds and tuning in Satellite and Microwave signals.  Preparing content for broadcast by ingesting and timing media as well as judging technical quality. Previous experience with or ability to learn Grass Valley iTX master control automation system is also helpful. Knowledge of windows server/client platforms, high performance storage systems, and video encoding/delivery systems is a plus.

  • Five or more years of television production experience, preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to proactively isolate and resolve technical problems within network and broadcast systems.
  • A team player that is able to work independently as required.  
  • Previous experience and knowledge in an IT architecture and infrastructure is a plus.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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