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Weekend Sports Anchor/MMJ Posted: 10/01/2021

Fox 55 in Fort Wayne, IN (DMA 111) is hiring a Weekend Sports Anchor/MMJ. 

Fort Wayne is passionate about its minor league, college, and high school sports teams and we're looking for someone comfortable and confident under pressure who enjoys telling compelling stories. 

Responsiblities also include shooting games during the week and anchoring our weekend sports segments, including co-anchoring our half-hour show, The Locker Room, every Friday. 

Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana, the 76th largest city in the country. The Fort Wayne market 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. No phone calls accepted. 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!

Applications without resume reels will not be considered. 

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

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

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Creative Services Producer Posted: 10/14/2021

Looking to do something new every day? Want to be part of a team that strives to be creative and fun? Look no further! WFFT FOX 55, the FOX affiliate in Fort Wayne, Indiana has a position available for a Creative Services Producer!

When you join our team as the new Creative Services producer, you will be responsible for creating outstanding eye-catching advertising for our sales clients and helping to created break-out promotional material for our on-air advertising!

You got that b-roll? Creative Services Producer duties include videography and post-production editing of on-air commercials for station clientele, PSAs, long-form projects, and presentations. You’re comfortable meeting people and coming up with creative solutions to their advertising needs quickly as well as being able to explain your ideas and plans clearly and succinctly. You scoff at deadlines because you have no problems working under pressure and can get the job done well in a quick amount of time. Strong copy is your forte!

This position requires knowledge of pre-production and production processes with a strong creative knowledge of non-linear video editing and graphics composition as well as basic lighting setup, and DSLR camera shooting and functions.  Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, creative copywriting, and 3D software are a definite plus. Must be comfortable with sole project management and working closely with sales staff as well as our outside clientele.

Interested in joining our team? Find out more by applying at:

 https://www.wfft.com/about-us/work-for-us/

Please include links to your online reel or work examples in your application.

In addition, to protect our staff and our communities, we are taking additional precautions and are requiring all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law).  Proof of vaccination must be provided prior to your first day of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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

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Media Account Executive Posted: 01/15/2019

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.

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

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Master Control Operator Posted: 10/01/2021

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

 

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.

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

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News Anchor Posted: 10/01/2021

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.

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

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Weekend anchor/MMJ Posted: 10/01/2021

WFFT - FOX 55 News in Fort Wayne, Ind. is searching for a Weekend Anchor/MMJ. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and confident under pressure, someone who can put together compelling stories, produce and anchor our weekend show and work with the entire news team. All with one goal in mind:  Helping our team grow our TV viewers and our digital users.

Fort Wayne is located in northeast Indiana and is the second largest city in Indiana.  The Fort Wayne market 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.

The Weekend Anchor/Reporter serves as the primary presenter of weekend news stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.  On non-weekend workdays, the Weekend Anchor/Reporter collects, analyzes and presents facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation or observation for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

At least two years reporting and spot anchor experience preferred. 

Email inquiries to News Director Andy Paras at aparas@wfft.com. No phone calls. 

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

Must pass pre-employment drug screening.

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

 

 

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

Apply Now

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 996341

Reported Deaths: 16245
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Lake658231151
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Ohio Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 1494160

Reported Deaths: 23327
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Cuyahoga1442512412
Hamilton1042291409
Montgomery729771240
Summit607921094
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Butler50923707
Stark457361053
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Pickaway11264141
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Ross10425196
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Jefferson8455191
Huron8193139
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Washington8009137
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Carroll295459
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Meigs257849
Monroe212153
Noble195646
Morgan190132
Harrison177842
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