OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Fox Business Network
FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York-the business capital of the world-FBN launched in October 2007 and is the leading business network on television, topping CNBC in Business Day viewers for the second consecutive year. The network is available in more than 80 million homes in all markets across the United States. Owned by FOX, FBN has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and London.
We are looking for a Freelance Technical Associate to join Fox Business Network at our D.C. Bureau! As the Freelance Technical Associate, you help arrange the technical means to provide live guests, reporter live shots and live News events to the network. You are a vital member to the team and work efficiently in a fast-paced News environment. In the event of breaking News, you react quickly!
This position offers only occasional coverage (vacation and sick time relief).
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Effectively and proactively arrange studios, cameras, and transmission for guest appearances, reporter live shots and news events from DC to NY via fiber lines, satellites, or liveU circuits
Appropriately and professionally greet studio guests by seating them in studio and preparing them with a mic and IFB
Notify crews of upcoming assignments and hire freelance crews as needed
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Understanding and familiarity with means of television transmission including fiber, LiveU and satellite
Basic understanding of television studio operations
Understanding of remote field operations and familiarity with DC fiber drops
Comfort with a fast-paced, live news environment that requires ability to make independent decisions and effectively prioritize multiple simultaneous requests
Familiarity with iNews and ScheduALL systems
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.