Freelance Desk Assistant, Assignment Desk

Job Number: R50009199

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: News, Production

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: July 10, 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 Desk Assistant to join our Assignment Desk team at our headquarters in New York City. As a Desk Assistant you have exquisite editorial judgment and will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. Desk Assistants report directly to the Affiliate Manager and work closely with assignment editors, 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
  • Acquire news material for use on FNC and our properties

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • A bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience is preferred
  • Strong editorial judgement
  • A passion for current and breaking events
  • Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom
  • An interest in international news
  • Ability to find breaking news stories and identify where to get the latest editorial information
  • A love for problem solving
  • Willingness and ability to work any shift, any day of the week, including overnights

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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