Freelance Writer, Fox News Headlines 24/7

Job Number: R50008524

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: Creative Development, Editorial, News

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: October 15, 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 are looking for a Freelance Writer to join the Fox News Headlines 24/7 team. As a writer, you will be a crucial member of our broadcast team. You will write news for our national news network, conceptualizing, writing, compiling enterprise stories, fact checking, and building show content newscasts for FOX News Headlines 24/7.  You may be the right candidate if you have the right attitude and understand the level of commitment required to be successful in this role. Your passion for national and international news is bar none!

Please note this is a shift-based role, including overnight and weekend shifts. You will work some holidays and must be available off-hours in the event of major breaking news. 

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write fast-paced newscasts
  • Generate creative and innovative ideas for writing news segments
  • Communicate daily story development with producers and editors

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • At least 3 years proven experience in a daily breaking news environment, preferably for a news outlet covering and writing a wide range of local, national and international stories
  • Proven ability to work under tight deadlines, without compromising editorial standards
  • Strong knowledge of current events
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to create an environment that fosters team work
  • Detail oriented nature and able to work under pressure and meet multiple daily deadlines
  • Knowledge and passion for current events and politics
  • Exceptional editorial skills: Ability to recognize compelling stories to distributed on multiple audio platforms
  • Degree in Journalism or related field preferred

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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