Freelance Video/Lighting Technician
Washington, DC 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description


FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the newly announced platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 20 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.


Fox News is looking for a Freelance Video/Lighting Technician to join our Washington D.C. Bureau. As the Freelance Video/Lighting Technician, you will work with all members of the editorial and technical teams to ensure video levels and lighting are the best possible quality on air and create and maintain lighting effects and cues. The Freelance Video/ Lighting Technician will work directly with Studio Operations Supervisors, Lead Stage Technicians, Directors, Producers, and other studio crew. You are creative and have an interest in the news and entertainment industry.


  • Chip, color correct, and monitor video levels on all studio cameras, video monitors, and remote cameras

  • Work with directors, lighting, and make-up to troubleshoot and make adjustments to ensure the best possible on-air look for our talent and set

  • Frame and monitor all remote Fox wire cameras as needed

  • Patch cameras to different in-house areas as needed and build, change, and update scene files to show as needed

  • Assist Studio Techs

  • Stagehand, rigging, light board operation and programming, special effects

  • Ladder work

  • Set maintenance and repair

  • Prop and storage coordination, organization, and maintenance

  • Prep, hang, and maintain support and storage facilities

  • Operate specialty equipment (bucket & scissor lifts)

  • Understand and implement backup protocol when necessary

  • Assess, advise and assist with proper stage, scenic, and lighting set-ups


  • 3+ years' experience working in video in live news or tape environment

  • 1-3 years of lighting/stagehand experience

  • Experience with Ikegami HD Cameras, and Color correction units

  • 2+ years' experience with Vinton robotic camera operations

  • Flexibility with your schedule, and the ability to stay late often with little notice if news warrants

  • Understanding of ETC lighting consoles (programming, patching)

  • Willingness to work overtime and additional shifts to meet the demands of breaking news, programming, and production, specialty scenic or light calls, and/or shift coverage

  • Knowledge of digital test equipment for troubleshooting and repairs

  • Knowledge of electrical systems, lighting effects, and electronics

  • Familiarity with trade and power tools

  • Carpentry skills

  • Understanding of the importance of health and safety procedures

  • Flexibility working under the pressures of live programming and time constraints

  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds, climb ladders, and work with heavy grip gear for extended periods of time

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3+ years
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