Job Opportunities at FOX 5/My9

To apply online for one or more of our open positions, click here   **No faxes or phone calls please. **The following represents brief descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of each position.

NEWS WRITER/PRODUCER – [R50012697]
Line producer and write for fast-paced, high story count, local, live newscasts; copy editing when needed; individual must be able to perform desktop editing for vo/sots and build graphic elements. Individual must have 3 years’ experience writing and fill-in line producing for a news show in a major market with the ability to write and produce segments within a newscast; must be creative and work well under pressure. Individual must have experience leading editorial meetings, interfacing with reporters and anchors and providing editorial guidance. Individual must be able to work flexible hours and shifts. Overnight and weekend availability required.

NEWS WRITER/PRODUCER – [R50012698]
Line producer and write for fast-paced, high story count, local, live newscasts; copy editing when needed; individual must be able to perform desktop editing for vo/sots and build graphic elements. Individual must have 3 years’ experience writing and fill-in line producing for a news show in a major market with the ability to write and produce segments within a newscast; must be creative and work well under pressure. Individual must have experience leading editorial meetings, interfacing with reporters and anchors and providing editorial guidance. Individual must be able to work flexible hours and shifts. Overnight and weekend availability required.

SALES ASSISTANT – [R50012599]
Primary responsibilities are to assist account executives; responsible for maintaining account files, processing orders, revisions and cancellations; act as a liaison between account executives, agency buyers, reps and clients; filing, answering phones and general administrative work; other duties as assigned. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint desired; must be able to calculate figures and prioritize; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to work well under pressure and be a “team player;” college degree preferred; 1-2 years office or related experience required.

TRAFFIC COORDINATOR – [R50012598]
Edit/handle daily logs by placing commercials in appropriate place on logs based on client and contract specifications; work displaced spots to ensure spots are booked in correct shows; manage weekly inventory, oversell, displaced spots, late orders and day of airs; help update skim reports daily to reflect actual available inventory; proof daily air logs for commercial conflicts. Must be able to work with detail and deadlines; ability to communicate and articulate with upper management. College degree preferred; Wide Orbit experience a plus.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE ENGINEER - HVAC – [R50012691]
Operation, maintenance and repair of air conditioning and heating systems, fire prevention equipment including fire and house pumps, standpipes, sprinkler systems, knowledge of Class E fire alarm system, control panel and portable fire extinguishers, compressor banks and cooling tower operations; must have knowledge of water treatment procedures for all closed loop and house water systems. Must be I.U.O.E. Local 30 member; individual must be certified as an Operating Engineer possessing both Refrigeration and CFC Licenses; must have either a Fire Safety or Deputy Fire Safety Director certificate issued by the FDNY and standpipe, sprinkler certificates; other FDNY certificates a plus; must have at least 3-5 years’ experience in HVAC plant operations and plumbing experience; must be able to work flexible hours and various shifts

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING – [R50012499]
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: direct supervision of the Engineering Maintenance department consisting of IATSE Maintenance Technician and daily oversight of Master Control Hub/Spoke automation technology; developing, implementing and maintaining all broadcast equipment and systems to ensure efficient, fault tolerant and error-free operations; providing oversight of design, construction and preventive maintenance of broadcast facilities and assume responsibility for on-time, satisfactory completion of assigned projects with established budgets; maintaining working knowledge of support systems such as emergency power generation and switching systems, UPS and power distribution devices and HVAC; developing and implementing current and long-range technical operation plans with an emphasis on emerging technology and competitive ENG systems to support all television and News operations, including the identification, evaluation and implementation of new technologies and equipment needs, as well as recommendations regarding technical and/or support systems’ requirements for existing operational instructions; under the guidance of the Regional VP of Engineering, prepare departmental expense budgets and oversee the preparation of both current and future three-year Capital Improvement plans; oversee weekly payroll summaries submitted by the Operations and Maintenance staff; devising and implementing new methods and standards to streamline operations and reduce on-air errors; documenting and maintaining strict FCC, EAS and OSHA regulation compliance and internal company policies; other duties as assigned. Requirements include: Individual must be a strong leader with excellent verbal and written communication skills; must have the ability to direct and motivate the technical staff and work well with station departments; strong organization skills, accuracy and attention to detail is required; must represent the Station in a manner consistent with the business standards and policies of the company; display and maintain professional appearance and demeanor, based on the Station’s standards; varied work hours, holidays and weekends and be available to work during severe weather situations, as needed; proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint and AutoCAD software a must. SBE certification is desirable; knowledge of television transmitters and RF facilities a plus; must be fluent in the interpretation of current Collective Bargaining Agreements in force with labor unions to ensure both procedural and substantive rights of the Company and Union are observed, while identifying possible changes within these contracts to ensure the success of company operating initiatives. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional IT/IP knowledge base specifically related to the adoption of digital audio/video over IP transport. Bachelor’s degree in electronics/electrical engineering preferred and a minimum of ten (10) years broadcast engineering and similar management position held. Certification of higher working knowledge of digital broadcast systems including but not limited to: full power UHF broadcast transmitters, encoding equipment, server technology, LAN, WAN and storage technologies is a must. Strong follow-through, written communications and interpersonal skills required. Position requires moderate workstation and telephone use. Light sitting, standing, bending, walking, stair climbing, driving, traveling, attending meetings and lifting a maximum of 50lbs. is also required.
 

TRAINING PROGRAM FOX 5 WNYW / MY 9 WWORFOX Television Stations, FOX 5/WNYW and MY 9/WWOR offers a hands-on six-month training program for College Graduates interested in obtaining valuable experience in the various fields of Television Broadcasting. This training program requires no previous broadcast work experience, thereby, when the six-months training period is completed, the goal is to provide the trainee with the prerequisite skills to acquire an entry-level position in the broadcasting field. We request that anyone interested in applying for the training program should send a resume and cover letter indicating a preference for any of the areas listed below to the above address.

The Six Month Training Program is offered in the following departments:

Production/Engineering

Newsroom

Good Day New York

The Training Program offers: Hands-on training with experts in the various fields of broadcasting; Access to staff employment opportunities pending availability and qualifications; Six months of employment which includes a full work week of 40 hours at a pay rate of $15.00 per hour.INTERNSHIP PROGRAM- FOX 5 WNYW/MY 9 WWORFOX Television Stations, FOX 5 WNYW and WWOR 9 have an ongoing internship program for college juniors and seniors majoring in broadcast communications and/or journalism, as well as other areas. Individuals have the opportunity to learn from trained professionals in various departments. Students must be able to receive college credit in order to be eligible for the program. We request that anyone interested in applying for an internship to send a resume and cover letter indicating a preference for any of the areas listed to the above address.

The internship program is offered in the following departments:

Sales

Newsroom

Web/Internet News

Good Day New York

Finance/Accounting

Community Affairs

The internship program offers: Hands-on training with experts in the various fields of broadcasting; access to staff employment opportunities pending availability and qualification; and a $15.00 per day travel stipend. 

EOE/M/F/Veteran/DisabledFederal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  Please send an email to myjobs@foxtv.com, call 212-452-5700, or visit our readily accessible station located at 205 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065, and a member of our recruiting team will assist you.