Freelance Set Technical Director

Job Number: R10007548
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: News, Operations, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: February 7, 2019
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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 looking for a Freelance Set Technical Director to join our Fox News family. As the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Set Technical Director you will at the heart of live breaking news. We are the team that ensure all on-set visual elements are delivered seamlessly in a high pressure 24/7 news environment. 


  • Switch on-set visual content during fast paced productions seen throughout the Fox News networks
  • Offer creative suggestions that enhance show productions
  • Collaborate with graphics department and editorial leads as new shows are developed
  • Organize and maintain set switcher files, Spyder and CORIO visual effects and other peripheral devices equipment associated with the Set TD area


  • Firsthand experience partnering with some of the best directors in TV news
  • Demonstrated technical ability to troubleshoot and understand video workflow throughout FNC and FBN network
  • Three to five years’ experience as a control room operator in a live news environment

  • Knowledge of switchers, DVE's, Device controllers, and Video Servers is necessary
  • Knowledge of SONY switchers, DNF controllers, Nexio servers, is a plus
  • Excellent control room demeanor, proven leadership skills, team-first attitude and the ability to handle pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work weekends and any shift in a 24-hour time period and breaking news environment
  • A desire to learn new technologies, processes and/or procedures as they are implemented 
  • Four-year degree from accredited university or demonstrated experience in the field is preferred
  • A strong interest in current events

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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