Freelance Assignment Editor

Job Number: R50009151

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: Editorial, News

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: September 26, 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 highly motivated, pro-active Freelance Editor to join our Assignment Desk team at our headquarters in New York City. We are looking for an individual with strong news judgment who will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. You report directly to the Affiliate Manager and work closely with field producers and line producers, as well as other Fox News units, to integrate our coverage throughout all Fox News platforms.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build strong relationships with Assignment Desks at Fox affiliates and other news service partners
  • Communicate with officials and sources for editorial information
  • Monitor both traditional & social media for breaking news stories
  • Identify news video and soundbites for breaking news stories

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • A Bachelor’s degree and or relevant work experience
  • At least 3-5 years of network or major media market News gathering experience
  • Strong editorial judgement
  • A passion for current and breaking News events
  • Familiarity with iNews
  • Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom
  • Ability to find breaking news stories and identify where to get the latest editorial information
  • Knowledge of and experience covering national and regional interest breaking news stories, and coordination of field teams
  • A passion for problem solving

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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