Freelance Producer/News Editor

Job Number: R10006886

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: Editorial, News, Production

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: August 12, 2019

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox News Channel

FOX News Channel is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. FOX News finished 2018 as the most-watched basic cable network for the third consecutive year in both primetime and total day among total viewers, and has held its number one national cable news channel status for 68 consecutive quarters. FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We have an exciting opportunity for a Freelance Producer/News Editor to supervise the staff for our network radio news operation, Fox News Headlines 24/7 (Channel 115 on SiriusXM Radio). As the Freelance Producer/News Editor you are our editorial leader, working with news anchors to craft the content and structure of a 24/7 news operation. This is fast moving news environment! Your ability to thrive in a fast-paced deadline-driven newsroom allows you to deliver top quality segments. You excel at multi-tasking and pay close attention to details. Your writing and editing skills are excellent and your editorial judgment is first-rate. 

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Format, program, coordinate, and produce a live news program
  • Produce segments and reporter hits
  • Manage and keep clear communication with Reporters, Editors, Assignment desk and Anchors
  • Keep newscast updated by working on developing stories as day progresses
  • Handle staffing issues when managers are not present

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • At least 5 years' experience editing all-news radio or producing live breaking news in a television control room
  • Highly skilled in writing and copy editing
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Ability to handle breaking News situations
  • Strong editorial judgment is a must
  • Ability to interact with high profile talent
  • A positive attitude and great communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment
  • Knowledge of iNews, ENCO and Adobe Audition (Cool-Edit) a major plus

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.

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