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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

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.

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News Producer Posted: 06/10/2021

WFFT-TV the FOX Affiliate in Fort Wayne, IN has an immediate opening for a strong Newscast Producer who knows how to create extraordinary newscasts. We are looking for a candidate who is competitive, exhibits a positive attitude no matter the challenge, excels in decision-making and demonstrates leadership in the newsroom.  Our candidate must be able to incorporate station research and branding consistently to deliver dynamic newscasts. 

Requirements:

  • 4 year degree in Journalism, Communications or related field
  • Strong Journalistic skills and understanding of the tenants of professional Journalism
  • Be able to use local content and creative story-telling to create a compelling newscast
  • Comfortable delivery local content to digital and social media platforms
  • Knowledge of television production techniques and newsroom computer systems
  • Excellent copy-editing skills as well as writing spelling and grammar
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excel in a high energy team environment

Please send resume and demo work to:

WFFT-TV

ATTN: News Director

3707 Hillegas Road

Fort Wayne, IN 46808

aparas@wfft.com

WFFT-TV is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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Technical Director Posted: 01/18/2019

Job Description

WFFT-TV is seeking applicants for an experienced and dynamic Newscast Director. The Newscast Director is responsible for communicating and executing all technical aspects of live production, with all technical staff, including the Producer, Technical Director, Audio Operator, Studio, and Engineering. Positive pro-active attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for this position. With a unique format, a dedication to hard news and the resources of WFFT, this is a rare opportunity to join one of the best.

Job Responsibilities
Directing broadcast newscasts.
Provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production crew.
Be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast.
Must be able to call and punch a newscast.

Required Skills
MOS and basic computer network understanding.
Understanding of newsroom systems iNews/ENPS and video playback systems.
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 production switchers, video servers, and audio and studio equipment.

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Audio/Graphics Operator Posted: 02/20/2019

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.

 

 

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Multi-media journalist Posted: 04/01/2021

Fox 55 in Fort Wayne, IN is hiring a multi-media journalist. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and confident under pressure, someone who enjoys telling compelling stories. All with one goal in mind: Helping our team grow our TV viewers and our digital users.

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

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

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Master Control Operator Posted: 04/15/2019

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

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma

 

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

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News Anchor Posted: 04/01/2021

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. 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.

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Weekend anchor/MMJ Posted: 07/23/2021

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 pass pre-employment drug screening. This is a full-time job.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and 401K plans!

 

 

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