Freelance Copy Editor

Job Number: R50010000

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: Editorial, News

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: September 6, 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 seeking a Freelance Copy Editor to join Fox News Edge as a strong journalist who understands sourcing, fact checking, balancing and vetting editorial information.  As a Freelance Editorial and Copy Editor, you are responsible for overseeing Fox News Edge’s packages from pitches through writing, copy editing and final approval. You work with package producers to ensure editorial policies set up by Fox News Edge are followed and that stories are accurate, clear and concise. You are well-read and fully informed of details of major News stories crossing all beats, from the White House and Congress, to breaking News and politics. In addition, you serve as quality control for spelling, grammar and style in Fox News Edge scripts.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the production of Fox News Edge packages, including communicating and guiding team members to reach Fox News Edge objectives
  • Review reporter and producer television scripts ensuring stories are balanced, context is provided and the material meets our editorial standards
  • Ask questions and work with producers to provide additional information as needed
  • Collaborate with Edge management on editorial concerns during the package producing process from conception to distribution
  • Carry out quality control to adhere to guidelines put in place by Edge management
  • Work in collaboration with Edge managers

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of Newsroom experience that includes editorial oversight and impeccable copy editing
  • Exceptional editorial judgment and intricate knowledge of national and international politics
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team, using copy edit sessions as teaching opportunities with writers and producers
  • Knowledge of newsroom production system (iNews) as well as digital video systems

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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