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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.


Anchor/MMJ

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WFFT in Fort Wayne, Ind. is looking for a talented and experienced reporter to join our team as an anchor/multi-media journalist.  

This person will report in the afternoon and then co-anchor our most-watched show in the evening, FOX 55 News First at 10. 

The ideal candidate will be comfortable and confident under pressure, and enjoy telling compelling stories. 

Requirements:

- You must have at least two years experience reporting, writing, shooting, and editing your own stories as an MMJ. 

- A reel of your standups and packages. 

- Link to web stories you've written.

- A valid driver's license.

- Pass a background check.

Preferences:

- Previous anchoring experience preferred. 

- Producing experience, or a willingness to learn, to help on an occasional fill-in basis. 

Why FOX 55? We offer ongoing training after you're hired and we make team culture and reporter safety a priority. 

WFFT is owned by Allen Media Broadcasting. This is a full-time job with two weeks of vacation and 10 paid holidays. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision.

WFFT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Inquiries can be sent to News Director Andy Paras at aparas@wfft.com. No phone calls, please. 

You can apply directly here: https://allenmediabroadcasting.com/careers/wfft.html

 


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.


Weekend video editor (part-time)

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WFFT/FOX 55 in Fort Wayne, IN has an immediate opening for a part-time, weekend video editor. The qualified candidate will edit video for our 10 p.m. newscast on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and occasionally shoot video and help reporters with live shots.

We are looking for someone who is calm, dependable, and has a strong eye for compelling visual storytelling. The hours are typically 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with opportunities to help during the week. This is an excellent opportunity for a broadcast student or recent graduate looking for an opportunity in the broadcast field.

WFFT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls accepted. WFFT is owned by Allen Media Broadcasting. Our company expects top performance and results, but provides the support and culture to win.