Freelance Playout Operator

Job Number: R10005982
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: News, Operations, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: November 6, 2018
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Fox News Channel

FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the soon to launch OTT platform, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than 16 years. According to a 2018 Research Intelligencer study by Brand Keys, FOX News ranks as the second most trusted television brand in the country while a Suffolk University/USA Today survey states that FOX News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country. FNC is available in 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.


We are seeking a Freelance Video Playout Operator to join our Fox News Channel team.  As a freelancer you will replace staff members who are on vacation or sick leave, including holidays and weekend shifts.  You must be able to handle high pressured live news broadcasts of a 24/7 news environment.  

You have a positive attitude and detail oriented nature.  You are willing to work as a team player and looking to take on challenging tasks.


  • Insert video elements during live programming as well as pretaped shows using a file server playout system
  • Count back to directors and roll elements simultaneously
  • Record and edit quick turnaround pieces
  • Utilize Inews and the file server playout systems
  • Have an eye for content to help get correct or newsworthy video elements to air


  • 2-3 years of Playback experience
  • Ability to multi task and work in a team environment
  • Understanding of how Inews and the file server systems operate
  • Strong understanding of using a file server playout system
  • Detail oriented nature
  • Basic computer skills
  • Willingness to adopt and learn new technologies
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, weekdays, overnights and holidays

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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