Lighting Technician

Posted: 10/1/2019 | Expires: 10/31/2019

Location: New York City, New York (US)
Level: Entry Level
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: Commensurate to experience

Fox News Channel is seeking a Lighting Technician to join our New York Bureau. As the Lighting Technician, you create and maintain lighting effects and cues for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network programming and production. You have daily and project based assignments and work directly with Studio Operations Supervisors, Lead Stage Technicians, Directors, Producers, and other studio crew. You are creative and have an interest in the news and entertainment industry.


  • Support and assist Lighting Director and Stage Tech leads
  • Stagehand, rigging, light board operation and programming, special effects, location set ups, etc.
  • Ladder work
  • Set maintenance and repair
  • Prop and storage coordination, organization and maintenance
  • Prep, hang and maintain support and storage facilities
  • Operate specialty equipment
  • Understand and implement back-up protocol when necessary
  • Assess, advise and assist with proper stage, scenic and lighting set-ups


  • 1-3 years of lighting/stage hand experience
  • Understanding of ETC lighting consoles (programming, patching)
  • Comfort working under the pressures of live programming and time constraints
  • Willingness to work overtime and additional shifts to meet the demands of breaking news, programming and production, specialty scenic or light calls and/or shift coverage
  • Knowledge of digital test equipment for troubleshooting and repairs
  • Knowledge of electrical systems, lighting effects and electronics
  • Familiarity with trade and power tools
  • Carpentry skills and knowledge of ION console is a plus
  • Understanding of the importance of health and safety procedures

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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