Booker/Researcher, Varney & Co.

Job Number: R50007776

Brand: Fox Business Network

Job Type: News, Production

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: March 15, 2019

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Business Network

FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN launched in October 2007 and is the leading business network on television, topping CNBC in Business Day viewers for the second consecutive year. The network is available in more than 80 million homes in all markets across the United States. Owned by FOX, FBN has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and London.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Booker for Varney & Co. Varney & Co. is the groundbreaking, flagship show at Fox Business Network, and the top-rated daytime business program in America. Stuart Varney leads a fast-paced, dynamic conversation about the financial and political news of the day for 3 hours every morning and is looking for a Booker to join his team. As the Booker you will book guests, produce segments, and develop and maintain lasting and productive relationships for the show.

You will be assigned the following shift: Monday- Friday 5:30AM-3:30PM EST

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Book dynamic and high-profile guests for a top-rated business program in daytime
  • Bring new guests to the show
  • Identify and pitch stories and guests appropriate for the show, and each individual hour
  • Prepare appropriate research for pitch meetings with producers and anchor
  • Conduct pre-interviews with guests
  • Respond quickly to breaking news during and after regular hours
  • Plan for anticipated future news events
  • Suggest segments for social media
  • Cut video and sound, and make graphics as needed

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 2- 3 years of television news experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think fast and react to breaking news
  • Creative thinking and a passion for news and current events
  • Availability via email or phone during off-hours or weekends, as needed for breaking news or other changes to the show lineup

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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