Freelance Playout Operator

Posted: 7/17/2019 | Expires: 8/16/2019

Location: 10036, New York City
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Part Time
Salary Description: Commensurate to Experience

We are seeking a Freelance Video Playout Operator to join our Fox News Channel team!  As a freelance Playout Operator you will replace staff members who are on vacation or sick leave, including holidays and weekend shifts. You are able to handle high pressured live news broadcasts of a 24/7 news environment. You have a positive attitude and are detail oriented.  You are willing to work as a team player and looking to take on challenging tasks.


  • Insert video elements during live programming as well as pre-taped shows using a file server playout system.
  • Ability to count back to directors and roll elements simultaneously 
  • Record and edit quick turnaround pieces
  • Must be able to multi task and work in a team environment. 
  • Familiarity with how Inews and the file server systems operate
  • Have an eye for content to help get correct or newsworthy video elements to air


  • 2-3 years of Playback experience is preferred
  • Passion for television/news
  • Strong understanding of Inews is a plus
  • Strong understanding of using a file server playout system
  • Basic computer skills
  • Detail oriented capabilities
  • Willingness to adopt and learn new technologies
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, weekdays, overnights and holidays
  • Viz knowledge

Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the Fox Network, and the FOX Television Stations.

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