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Field Technician

Fox Corporation, Chicago, IL USA

We produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time


We are looking for a Field Technician to join our Chicago Bureau. As a Field Technician, you will be provided countless opportunities to work with field photographers, satellite truck operators, engineers, producers, and reporters – both in the field and in the studio.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate satellite trucks
  • Basic ENG field photography
  • Studio camera operation for live shots and guests
  • Single camera and multiple camera set-ups
  • Audio for single and multiple camera set-ups
  • Basic lighting for newsgathering and long formats
  • Basic non-linear editing
  • Safely driving company owned and rental vehicles
  • Extensive, last minute travel for breaking news
  • Nonstandard work schedule, including overtime and weekends

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Minimum of three (3) years newsgathering experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with field photographers, satellite truck operators, engineers, field producers, and reporters
  • Ability to multi-task in the field
  • Varied technical TV media experience that will translate well into the fast-paced field newsgathering environment
  • Working knowledge of field audio mixers
  • Ability to mix and route audio for multiple camera shoots
  • Proficient in mixing live remotes with IFB communications
  • Experience with video photography and non-linear video editing
  • Experience with lighting technologies, microwave trucks, and satellite newsgathering vehicles
  • Must have a CDL or clean driving record
  • Flexible work schedule to adapt to a 24-hour news organization, including overtime and weekends

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Willingness to be trained to drive a larger vehicle
  • Willingness to learn drone operation and obtain FAA Remote Pilot License
  • Willingness to expand your knowledge of all aspects of field production
  • Willingness and availability to travel last-minute frequently

About Fox Corporation

ABOUT US


Fox Corporation

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. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.

Fox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the digital streaming subscription service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 17 consecutive years, while FBN has ranked as the number one business channel for the past two years. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes, FOX College Sports and a majority stake in the Big Ten Network. FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships.

Fox Entertainment

FOX Entertainment, a premier national television broadcaster, is renowned for its combination of appealing primetime entertainment and powerful sports programming. It delivers 15 hours of weekly primetime programming to 208 local market affiliates, reaching approximately 99.9% of all U.S. television households. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, FOX has ranked among the top two networks in primetime entertainment for the past 23 years.

Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

Fox Corporation

Want to learn more about Fox Corporation? Visit Fox Corporation's website.