Freelance Director

Posted: 9/12/2019 | Expires: 10/12/2019

Location: Washington D.C.
Category:
Role:
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Part Time
Salary Description: Commensurate to experience

We are looking for a Freelance Director to join our Fox News family. As the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Freelance Director you plan and direct live and live-to-tape News programs and special events.  You also work closely with producers to grow and develop show concepts. You thrive in a fast paced, breaking News control room environment and can anticipate the needs of the editorial team in order to execute effectively. You are an integral part of the number one News network in America.

 

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and direct live and live-to-tape news programs and special events
  • Consult the producing team to improve the overall quality of the show
  • Work with the control room team to execute a high quality show
  • Work with the team to build out all new shows and studios for the network which includes planning, blocking and launching
  • Thrive in a highly competitive environment and want to always win

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 5+ years’ experience directing live television news & specials
  • Know-how to work seamlessly with producers, talent, and technical staff
  • Good instincts, creative ideas, strong visual ability and understand when to take risks
  • Leadership capabilities and exceptional ability to stay calm under intense and constant pressure
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Flexibility to work all shifts in a 24/7/365 breaking News environment
  • A solid knowledge of current events and News of the day
  • Technical director skills a plus but not required
  • Automation skills a plus but not required
  • Demo reel and director track should be available upon request

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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