We are looking for a Freelance Production Assistant to be part of a one-year Rotational Program with the FOX Weather Programming team. If your dream is to be a producer and you are interested in gathering more experience in this industry, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
We are looking for a Freelance Production Assistant to be part of a one-year Rotational Program with the FOX Weather Programming team. If your dream is to be a producer and you are interested in gathering more experience in this industry, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Freelance Production Assistants will rotate among morning/weekend, midday, and primetime programming teams, immersing themselves in different dayparts, each with its own unique strategy and feel. This is an incredible opportunity to learn about all aspects of programming over the course of one year!
As a Freelance Production Assistant, you have great communication skills, love to learn, and are an A+ team player. You thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy collaborating with a team, and are eager to advance within the company.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
- Pitch stories daily with topics ranging from the most important breaking weather news to features on weather-related stories of interest
- Provide support to the production team as they build segments, manage breaking news, and work on long-term projects
- Find the best sound bites, video and graphics for the most informative and compelling segments
- Write banners, cut video, and on the rare occasion, book guests all while quickly responding to breaking weather news
- Quickly identify strong user-generated content from multiple sources, ensuring the best elements are incorporated into FOX Weather coverage
- Work in coordination with Associate Producers, Producers, and Senior Producers
- Find the best sound bites, video, live cameras and graphics for the most informative and compelling segments
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field of study preferred, or equivalent experience
- Prior internship or job experience in a related field
- Must have a passion for the weather - weather experience a plus
- Willing and able to work under tight deadlines while juggling several tasks at once
- Social media savviness
- Strong communication skills to work collaboratively with team members
Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $17.79-18.75 per hour.