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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.


Technical Director

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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.


Integrated Marketing Specialist

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FOX 55 is looking for high energy individuals that enjoy meeting and working with new people, have great communication skills, enjoy working in a team environment, and are reliable and willing to develop their own customer portfolio with our support. Realistic $50-$60K first year potential. We offer training, medical, vacation and other benefits. Visit wfft.com and click on the work for us link to apply now. FOX 55 is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Summary:
The Account Executive works within established Sales Department guidelines to increase sales volume with assigned accounts, aggressively seeks new customers for both TV and Digital business, executes plans and strategies set forth by sales management, maintains awareness of the competition, and maintains visibility in the community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Business to business sales
• Achieve assigned revenue goals for TV and digital sales
• Maintain assigned accounts and develop new accounts all while creating strong relationships with clients
• Implement strategies to consistently grow revenue
• Research, prepare and deliver sales presentations with marketing solutions to clients, explaining the benefits
• Work with clients and station personnel to develop commercial concepts and promotional opportunities
• Track accounts receivable and collect outstanding balances
• Devote time to monitoring the competition, staying on top of industry trends, and sales training
Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Advertising or related field
• Effective negotiator
• Understanding of TV audience measurement systems and psychographic research
• Knowledge of strength and weaknesses of competitive media
• Well organized multi-tasker with ability to adapt to a fast paced environment
• Strong problem solver


Assistant Creative Services Director

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FOX 55 Fort Wayne is seeking a highly-creative, experienced Assistant Creative Services Director. If you have a passion for creativity, and need an outlet – this job is your opportunity! The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the development and production of cutting edge promos for on-air, digital, and social media platforms. This person must be ready to hit the ground running by developing campaigns from start to finish, and finding creative ways to connect with our audience.


Job Description:
• Write, produce, shoot, and edit News, Programming, and Community Event promotions for on-air and digital media
• Assist with Commercial Production as scheduled
• Assist with coordinating production, including working with News personnel and clients
• Develop contests with the aid of the Creative Services Director to grow station viewership and website usage
• Assist with station events as necessary
• Schedule and manage inventory for station promos, IDs, and PSAs
• Other duties as assigned by the Creative Services Director

Required Skills:
• Proficiency with non-linear video editing (Avid and Adobe After Effects preferred)
• Ability to shoot eye-catching video and write attention-grabbing copy
• Minimum 2 years broadcast marketing experience at a news-producing station
• Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

Education
• College degree in marketing, mass communications, or related field

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Audio/Graphics Operator

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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.

 

 


Multi-media journalist

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Fox 55 in Fort Wayne, IN is hiring a multi-media journalist. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and confident under pressure, someone who can put together 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. In the last year the DMA has grown from the 111th to 104th. 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!


Master Control Operator

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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

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma

 

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


News Producer

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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. 

Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana, the 76th largest city in the country. In the last year the DMA has grown from the 111th to 104th. 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.

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

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!

 


News Anchor

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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 and can connect to our users on all screens.

Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana and growing. We jumped from Market 111 to 104 in just the last year. 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.