Technician - Automation Director
Employer: Fox Television Stations Job Posted: 2/15/2020
Location: Eden Prairie, MN Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:


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.


Fox 9 KMSP/WFTC is looking is seeking an inventive and creative Director to join our production team and help in crafting our award-winning newscasts.


• Direct live and recorded newscasts and programs.
• Operate Sony ELC production automation.
• Work with Producers to pre-code show rundowns in iNews, camera block and place talent.
• Set up lighting, props, audio support and strategy sessions, and make post show discrepancy reports.
• This position will also be cross-trained on other technical responsibilities. Position may be required to assist in these areas as needed.


• A sharp, detail-oriented person who learns quickly and works well with a team.
• Work schedule flexibility is required.
• Technically savvy and proactive in identifying and appropriately addressing issues that may arise.
• Adapts well to the needs of a fast-paced news environment.
• Is a positive newsroom citizen.
• Knowledge of equipment and operating systems, including; New production automation systems (Sony ELC automation powered by Avid Inews preferred), Video Switcher systems (Sony MVS, DVS, or XVS series preferred), Server-based video playout systems (Bitcentral preferred), MOS driven graphics playout systems (Chyron preferred), Robotic Camera Systems (Vinten preferred), and audio mixing equipment.
• High School diploma (or equivalent), college degree is preferred.
• 5 or more years of TV studio and control room operations preferred
• Requires enrollment in IBEW 292 Union.

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