The latest job openings at WTTG FOX 5, MyFoxDC.com and WDCA my20.
The following represents brief/broad position descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills for each position. Updated 11/20/13
Sports Producer (Regular Full-Time):
Selects stories, assembles them in a rundown, creates graphics, writes and copy edits the stories and coordinates on-air presentations. Responsible for maintaining a constant dialog with viewers on various social media platforms and in supporting station’s online sports presence through creative articles, web polls, pictures, blogs and social media posts. Sports producer will ensure sports segments and shows meet live production deadlines and standards of production. Participate in the editorial process that leads to story assignments both in news and in the world of sports. Occasionally produces content in the field and may serve as on-air talent to present story. Will also be required to perform basic videography and non-linear editing functions. Other duties as deemed appropriate and assigned. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications. Have exceptional news judgment, strong writing and copy editing abilities. Strong communication skills and the ability to develop and assemble content. Must be able to work in fast paced environment under specific time constraints; exceptionally creative. Must be able to think out of the box and find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and work effectively independently and on a team. Supervise the work of others. Possess three (3) years of newsroom experience, preferably as a Line Producer. Weekends, holidays and varied hours req. Ref posting source and position #2010
Writer/Fill-in Producer (Regular Full-Time):
Writes for assigned newscasts. Collects information, reviews videos and assembles content for newscasts. Incumbent will also be a Fill-In Producer. Selects stories, assembles them in a line-up, orders and reviews graphics, writes and copy edits the stories and coordinates Reporter presentation. Responsible for taking the show into the Control room and time it to include commercial breaks. Must participate in the Editorial process which leads to story assignments. Occasionally produce content in the field and/or long form stories for Air. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Comms req. Three (3) yrs of newsroom exp. Have exceptional news judgment, strong writing and copy editing skills. Strong communication skills; ability to develop and assemble content in an understandable fashion. Must be able to work in fast paced environment under specific time constraints; exceptionally creative. Must be able to think out of the box and find new ways to present information. Must be self-motivated and effectively work independently and on a team. Weekends, holidays and varied hours req. Ref posting source and position #2011
Photographer (Regular Full-Time):
Cover general news assignments in a fast-paced news environment using electronic camera & editing equipment; applying techniques appropriate to each story. Understanding of different camera/media formats required. 3 years recent on-the-street TV news photography experience required. Must be able to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced news environment. Live ENG remote skills and experience req, including ENG truck operation and field editing: Sat truck exp a plus. Excellent photography, lighting, audio, non-linear editing, and computer skills required. Weekends, holidays, travel & varied hours required. HS diploma req, college degree pref. Lift/carry 50 lbs equipment. Must be able to drive, have proof of ins, obtain a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean MVR. Resume and DVD or on-line link of recent work required of applicants. Ref posting source and #2012
WTTG TV – Reporter
Requires a highly creative individual with the ability to research, write and deliver compelling news stories to maintain viewer interest. Must be an outstanding storyteller and live on-air performer with strong interviewing skills and the ability to ad-lib effectively. Work cohesively with producers, editors and photographers to create news stories & features; taped and live. Develop and maintain story source network. Make public appearances on behalf of the station. Work with social media to attract, inform and engage the audience. Local/national travel, weekends, holidays and varied hours req. Four year college deg. req. 3+ years exp. Investigative journalism req. Must have excellent reporting, writing, and storytelling skills. Work accurately/efficiently w/in time constraints. Proficiency w/ newsroom computers and related software req. Must also demonstrate experience and proficiency with news technology and newsroom computers. Must have, or be willing to obtain, a valid driver’s license and be able to drive. Candidates must submit resume and video/link of recent work. Ref posting source and #2013
Freelance Reporter: (PT Temp)
Report live, write, edit and produce compelling daily news reports. Research and generate story ideas to maximize news content. Work the assignment desk, producers, editors and photographers to create compelling news content to grow ratings. Qualified candidates should possess a degree in Journalism or related field and five or more years’ live news reporting experience required. Major market experience strongly preferred. Requires a highly creative individual with the ability to write and deliver compelling news stories to maintain viewer interest. Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are essential. Prior experience with newsroom systems is preferred.
News Writer: (PT Temp)
News Writer to write VO and VO/SOT packages for assigned news programs. The writer will assist the producers in the preparation of the newscast, selecting stories and assigning production personnel. The writer will assist with story development and select file and feed video. A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field and two years prior news writing or producing experience is required. Major market news experience is preferred. Ability to work well under strict deadlines, and the ability to work flexible hours and shifts is essential. Proven creative writing and interpersonal skills are also required.
Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to (DVD or Link if applicable): Fox Studios DC – HR, 5151 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20016, or email WTTG-HR@foxtv.com or Fax: 202-895-3286 WTTG/WDCA IS AN EOE/M/F/D/V
WTTG & WDCA offers an academic credit internship program for college juniors, seniors and graduate students. For additional information, please click here: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/18304344/wttg-and-wdca-internship-opportunities