Freelance Transmission Operator, N.Y. Bureau

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Fox News is committed to delivering news as it happens. We love what we do and we’re looking for passionate, talented people to help us lead, grow and achieve our goals.  Joining the number one cable news network in America is a singular opportunity to be part of a highly successful, dynamic team that has transformed the way people get their information.

Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network Technical Operations are seeking a Freelance Transmission Operator in the Acquisitions Department. Fox NY Acquisitions is the heart of FNC and FBN’s technical operations. Transmission Operators are ultimately responsible for all video/audio that originates outside of the studio environment. No matter where the signal originates it is the job of Transmission Operators to ensure that the proper feeds reach the correct destinations in a deadline driven, intensive live news atmosphere. You are a  successful Transmission Operator is a flexible, team player that loves solving problems and helping others work through complex technical issues in constantly evolving arena. You are an expert in the field of live video/audio transport

 

A snapshot of your responsibilities:

  • Quickly and effectively troubleshoot live video/audio feeds in order to get them recorded or on air in a constantly evolving breaking news environment
  • Work directly with control rooms to ensure live guests in studio are ready for air as well as coordinate with other departments to record live news video feeds from all around the world

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in applicable area of study and 4+ years of experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team setting
  • Ability to multi-task in a stressful environment
  • Availability to work some weekend/overnight hours
  • Intermediate MS-Windows and Mac computer skills
  • Expert knowledge of Audio/Video recording operations
  • Ability to operate and knowledge of steerable/fixed satellite dishes
  • Experience downlinking video/audio feeds off satellites
  • Experience uplinking video/audio feeds to satellites
  • Extensive experience troubleshooting satellite uplinks/downlinks
  • Advanced experience troubleshooting fiber, RF, IP, cellular-bonded video feeds.
  • Expert experience working with a multitude of video transport services across the world. 
  • Advanced experience with Interruptible Fold-Back devices and their use
  • Advanced knowledge of camera operations
  • Extensive familiarity with live news production
  • Expert knowledge of video/audio quality control hardware
  • Advanced experience with linear recording software
  • Expert knowledge of common video/audio issues and how to solve them
  • Basic knowledge of IP Networking
  • Conscientious “can-do” attitude
  • Strong desire to learn