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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.


Asst Traffic Manager

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

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Asst. Traffic Manager for WFFT-TV 
Ft. Wayne, IN

WFFT the local FOX affiliate in Ft. Wayne, IN is recruiting for an Assistant Traffic Manager. This is a full-time position and will be responsible for assisting with the completion of the station’s daily log preparation, maintaining the sales order processes in OSi (traffic system), assigning copy, and managing commercial inventory.   Responsibilities include applying same-day changes to actual aired logs, completing verification of logs to ensure accurate billing, scheduling weekly barter network orders, and filing of barter network affidavits. Additional responsibilities will include receive and greet any visitors, or clients, answer telephone calls and provide administrative support.

Qualifications: Broadcast traffic experience is recommended; Meticulous with details; Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure; Solid people skills; Initiate problem solving and decision-making skills to achieve station goals; Knowledge of broadcast traffic and automation software is a plus.

WFFT TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please go to WFFT.com to apply.


Media Account Executive

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

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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
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law)

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.


Master Control Operator

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

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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

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

 

PREVIOUS APPLICANTS:  Please re-apply to this posting if you still wish to be considered.


News Anchor

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

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WFFT-TV Fox 55 in Fort Wayne, IN is hiring an experienced anchor to be a leader in the community and a coach in the newsroom. The ideal candidate has strong storytelling skills, is willing to help lead our projects team, and can connect to our users on all screens.

Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana and growing. Fort Wayne is an extraordinary place to live and work, offering affordable living and an active lifestyle. Fort Wayne has been honored with several awards for quality of life and is a multiple winner of the All American City Award. 

WFFT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. WFFT is owned by Heartland Media.  Our company expects top performance and results, but provides the support and culture to win.  

Must pass pre-employment drug screening.

Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).

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

Qualified applicants can email their resume and updated reel to News Director Andy Paras at aparas@wfft.com.