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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.


Digital Sales Coordinator

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POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

This position reports directly to the Digital Sales Manager.  The primary function of this role is to support the Account Executives and Sales Managers with activities and projects to meet or exceed digital revenue goals.  The DSC contributes to the sales team's growth and professionalism by managing clients’ digital campaign elements using various project management tools.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilize project management and internal campaign trafficking tools to schedule and process digital advertising orders and requests
  • Enter and maintain digital campaigns utilizing station and vendor operating systems.
  • Support Digital Sales Manager and Account Executives in overseeing and reporting on all digital campaigns
  • Keep Digital Sales Manager informed of any critical fulfillment/workflow issues
  • Attend internal and external meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Future ability and opportunity to sell digital products and services

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proficient in Google Suite of Products and Canva as well as MS Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Power Point and others as needed
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Digital marketing experience
  • Knowledge of digital display and video advertising
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

BENEFITS:

  • Base salary
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(K) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Opportunity for advancement

Please apply online at wfft.com.

FOX 55 is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Commercial Production Producer

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Do you like telling great stories with audio and video?  Then we would like to talk to you about the commercial production position here at WFFT.  You will work directly with clients and our sales staff to produce commercial spots that drive business to clients and also work on station promotional image campaigns as needed.  Candidates should have extensive experience in copywriting, shooting, editing, and post-production using Adobe Creative Cloud.

 

Candidates should have 3+ years of experience in professional video production and related college degree. As well as experience with professional video lighting and audio, the candidate will have the ability to work on multiple projects at one time, meet deadlines and possess good communication skills and business etiquette.

 

This position offers a Flexible Schedule and Full-time Benefits: • 401(k) • Dental insurance • Employee assistance program• Health insurance • Life insurance • Paid time off • Vision insurance

 

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Apply today at WFFT.com! Click on Work With Us!

WFFT is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Broadcast IT Engineer

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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

Embedded devices

RF network bridges

Job Type: Full-time


Media Account Executive

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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. 

 

Position Summary:

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

Benefits:

  • 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 Operator

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AUDIO/GRAPHICS OPERATOR

Job Description

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.

Job Responsibilities
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.

Required Skills
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.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or equivalent work experience

Required Experience
Must also have experience with audio and studio equipment.

 

 


Master Control Operator

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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.


Digital News Producer

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FOX 55 Fort Wayne is seeking a Digital News Producer. The ideal candidate is a strong writer who embraces the challenge of working with our talent and video production staff to create compelling and newsworthy social media videos.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining FOX 55’s digital properties, including our website, mobile apps, and social media.  This includes daily content, editing content submitted by news staff, upkeep of site sections, and web-exclusive content. Video editing experience preferred.

This producer will help cultivate exclusive on-line content, understand social media algorithms, and find what’s going to trend instead of what’s already trending.  The right applicant is an aggressive, smart, and creative producer who is also a self-starter.

You will work closely with the News Director and Creative Services Director to provide support on other special initiatives and projects as necessary.

No phone calls please.  Apply at this link: www.wfft.com/about-us/work-for-us/.  FOX 55 Fort Wayne is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This is a full-time job.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!

Must pass pre-employment drug screening.

Experience:

  • Experience in writing/editing capacity for a media organization.
  • Experience maintaining a Content Management System
  • Experience with Google Analytics.
  • Experience in creating videos and other content for social media.

Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Digital Media, or related field
  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar, and copy-editing skills