Freelance Assignment Editor

Job Number: R50009589

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: Editorial, News

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: August 2, 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

Fox News is looking for an organized, motivated, curious individual with strong logistical and editorial skills to join our assignment desk team in the Washington D.C Bureau. As the Freelance Assignment Editor, you work with a team of people to coordinate daily News coverage, which includes moving crews, adjusting to cover breaking News and responding to cover a consistent flow of events at the Capitol, White House, Pentagon, State Department and other venues in DC. As the Freelance Assignment Editor, you also prioritize incoming editorial & logistical information and ensure it is clearly communicated to those who need it. Aggressively seeking out additional information and pitching stories is critical to success in this position. You must have a natural curiosity of News!

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assign, move and adjust crew coverage to keep the network competitive at all times
  • Work with beat producers in planning and adjusting coverage as news breaks
  • Monitor wires, social media and other broadcast networks for News developments
  • Reach out to agencies, government departments and fox personnel to gather and confirm information
  • Draft and distribute information to field, show and network personnel
  • Organize and develop creative plans to maximize limited resources
  • Coordinate with field, technical and satellite desk personnel to make sure incoming feeds between DC and NY are prioritized to provide the most competitive coverage
  • Trains and works on satellite desk when needed.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in a local or national Newsroom
  • Knowledge of the D.C. area is a plus
  • Strong logistical and editorial skills with knowledge of national and international politics.
  • Familiarity with the various D.C. government agencies.
  • Keen understanding of how to gather news LIVE in the Washington, D.C. area and familiarity with satellite trucks, Live U technology, AVOC and various fiber drops.
  • Knowledge of network pool operations at the desk level with an emphasis on understanding the unilateral benefit.
  • A self-starter attitude paired with the ability to work independently
  • Team-player attitude
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, multitask, and prioritize on a daily basis, and especially in breaking News situations
  • Familiarity with iNews, Outlook and ScheduAll a 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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