Freelance Video Playout Operator

Posted: 4/13/2018 | Expires: 5/13/2018

Location: New York City, New York (US)
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Freelance
Salary Description: Commensurate with experience

Fox News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

We are seeking a Freelance Video Playout Operator to join our Fox News Channel team.  As a freelancer you will provide coverage for staff employees who are on vacation or sick leave, including holidays.  In this role you must be able to handle the pressures of live news broadcasts in a 24/7 news environment.  As the Video Playout Operator you have a positive attitude and an eye for content that helps get correct newsworthy video elements air.



  • Inserting video elements during live programming as well as pre-taped shows using a file server playout system
  • Counting back to directors and roll elements simultaneously
  • Recording and editing quick turnaround pieces
  • Have an eye for content to help get correct or newsworthy video elements to air



  • 2-3 years of Playback experience
  • Strong understanding of using a file server playout system
  • Ability to multi task and work in a team environment
  • Basic computer skills and a team player nature
  • Willing to adopt and learn new technologies
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, weekdays, overnights and holidays



  • Strong understanding of Inews
  • Enjoys working through challenging tasks

Fox News is committed to delivering news as it happens. We love what we do and we’re looking for passionate, talented people to help us lead, grow and achieve our goals.

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