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FOX 55 Fort Wayne is a multi-platform television and digital media company. We are the market’s local FOX-affiliated television station servicing Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio viewers for over 40 years.
FOX 55 is a leading provider of local news, weather, and entertainment. With coverage of the NFL regular season and the NFC playoffs, NASCAR (including the Daytona 500), US Open Golf, MLB World Series and FIFA Soccer, FOX 55’s sports programming is unparalleled.
In 2009, we expanded upon our entertainment expertise, adding the market’s only 10:00 p.m. newscast, “FOX 55 News First at 10.” This newscast has been nominated for 5 Emmy Awards for Best Newscast and has been awarded 3 First Place Awards in the Best of the Best of Indiana from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2011, FOX 55 added to its prime newscast the market’s only 52 week locally-produced sports show, “The Locker Room”, on Friday nights.
FOX 55 Fort Wayne strives to maintain its visibility in the community, forming partnerships with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Indiana, the March of Dimes, and the American Heart Association. In 2014, we formed a partnership with the Bounce TV Network, which targets African-American viewers, to televise their programming on our digital sub-channel. In 2018 we added Antenna TV to another digital sub-channel, which includes the greatest hits of all time.
FOX 55 offers up-to-the-minute updates online at wfft.com for news, weather, and sports; while also offering the community an array of digital products. With solutions for online marketing including SEO, SEM, brand reputation, social media and more, FOX 55 is on the forefront of digital marketing.
Broadcast IT EngineerView Job Details
WFFT is seeking a Broadcast IT Engineer. The ideal candidate will have experience managing Windows Server and Office 365 environments, including help desk support. Additionally, experience with Juniper, Cisco, Ubiquiti switches and firewalls, Linux OS, and video over IP systems is desired. The right person will be able to balance the interaction between traditional broadcast equipment and COTS IT hardware and software. TV engineering experience is a plus, but not required, we will train the right candidate!
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma
Qualifications and Skills
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS NECESSARY: Windows Server 2012 w/Active Directory Office 365
Management of switches and firewalls
OTHER DESIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
VOIP phone systems
Video encoding and decoding
Linux server and desktop
RF network bridges
Job Type: Full-time
Assistant Creative Services DirectorView Job Details
FOX 55 Fort Wayne is seeking a highly creative, experienced Assistant Creative Services Director. If you have a passion for creativity and need an outlet – this job is your opportunity! The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the development and production of cutting-edge promos for on-air, digital, and social media platforms. This person must be ready to hit the ground running by developing campaigns from start to finish and finding creative ways to connect with our audience.
Job Description: • Write, produce, shoot, and edit News, Programming, and Community Event promotions for on-air and digital media • Assist with Commercial Production as scheduled • Assist with coordinating production, including working with News personnel and clients • Develop contests with the aid of the Creative Services Director to grow station viewership and website usage • Assist with station events as necessary • Schedule and manage inventory for station promos, IDs, and PSAs • Other duties as assigned by the Creative Services Director
Required Skills: • Proficiency with non-linear video editing (Avid and Adobe After Effects preferred) • Ability to shoot eye-catching video and write attention-grabbing copy • Minimum 2 years broadcast marketing experience at a news-producing station • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
Education • College degree in marketing, mass communications, or related field
Be sure to include a link to your work
Apply at WFFT.com under the About Us tab
WFFT is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Media Account ExecutiveView Job Details
FOX 55 is looking for high energy individuals that enjoy meeting and working with new people to join our growing and collaborative team environment. Base plus commission, realistic $50-$60K first year potential.
The Media Account Executive works to increase sales volume with assigned accounts and aggressively seeks new customers for both TV and Digital business.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Business to business sales
- Achieve assigned revenue goals for TV and digital sales
- Build and maintain quality relationships with accounts
- Research, prepare and deliver sales presentations with marketing solutions
- Participation in periodic product launch/sales training
Requirements & Skills:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Advertising or Sales related field preferred
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Entrepreneurial with a goal achievement orientation
- Multi-tasker with ability to adapt to fast-paced environment
- Strong computer and e-skills
- Valid driver’s license
- Base salary + uncapped commissions and incentives
- Expense account
- Full benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage
- 401(K) with company match
- Paid vacation and holidays
- Opportunity for advancement
FOX 55 is an equal opportunity employer.
Audio/Graphics OperatorView Job Details
WFFT-TV has an opening for an Audio/Graphics Operator. The Audio/Graphics Operator is responsible for preparation of graphic elements for the show as well as the proper operation of broadcast audio console and Ross Xpression CG during the show.
Operate broadcast audio console.
Operate Ross Xpression.
Use Adobe Photoshop to create/reformat elements for use in the show.
Must be able to take commands from director and respond quickly to changes.
MOS and basic computer network understanding.
Understanding of newsroom systems iNews/ENPS and video playback systems.
Experience with Adobe Photoshop.
Experience running sound in a live or recording environment.
Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include weekend duties.
Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or equivalent work experience
Must also have experience with audio and studio equipment.
Master Control OperatorView Job Details
JOB DESCRIPTION: Switch station breaks and programs for both digital channels Record satellite program feeds Check quality of program feeds prior to air-time Operate Nexio and Sapphire tapeless airplay system; tape machines
Manage Playlist Dub commercials, promos and PSA’s for air Check next day’s logs for missing material Keep accurate transmitter and program logs
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS NECESSARY: Good mathematical skills Computer & internet skills are necessary
Previous Master Control experience preferred, but will train the right candidate.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma
PREVIOUS APPLICANTS: Please re-apply to this posting if you still wish to be considered.