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Field Technician/Satellite Truck Operator

Job Number: R10005546
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: News, Operations, Production
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Job Posting Date: October 5, 2018
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox News Channel

Fox News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Field Technician/Satellite truck operator to join our Washington, DC Bureau. As a Field Technician/Satellite truck operator most of your work will consist of ENG newsgathering with occasional shifts on the satellite truck. You will work with other Field Photographers, satellite truck operators, engineers, field producers and reporters.

This job requires a random drug/alcohol testing pool, subject to quarterly tests. Your employment is contingent on a successful initial drug/alcohol test and driver’s license background check.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate microwave and satellite truck
  • Perform ENG field photography
  • Single camera and multiple camera set-ups
  • Set up audio for single and multiple camera set-ups
  • Set up lighting for newsgathering and long formats shoots
  • Perform basic non-linear editing
  • Safely driving company owned and rental vehicles

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Minimum ten (10) years of related experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work seamlessly with field photographers, satellite truck operators, engineers, field producers and reporters
  • Willingness to expand your knowledge of all aspects of field production
  • Varied technical TV media experience that will translate well into the fast-paced field newsgathering environment
  • Ability to multi-task in the field
  • Working knowledge of field audio mixers
  • Ability to mix and route audio for multiple camera shoots
  • Proficiency in mixing live remotes with IFB communications
  • Experience with video photography and non-linear video editing
  • Experience with lighting technologies, microwave trucks and satellite news gathering vehicles
  • A clean driving record
  • A Commercial Driving License (CDL) is a plus
  • Flexible work schedule and the ability to adapt to a 24-hour news organization, including overtime and weekends
  • Willingness and availability to travel last minute frequently
  • Ability to lift 30-50 lbs. and use camera gear, audio gear, lights and ancillary gear used in the field

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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