Freelance Director

Job Number: R50010063

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: News, Production

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: September 9, 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 Director to join our Fox News family. As the ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Freelance Director you plan and direct live and live-to-tape News programs and special events.  You also work closely with producers to grow and develop show concepts. You thrive in a fast paced, breaking News control room environment and can anticipate the needs of the editorial team in order to execute effectively. You are an integral part of the number one News network in America.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and direct live and live-to-tape news programs and special events
  • Consult the producing team to improve the overall quality of the show
  • Work with the control room team to execute a high quality show
  • Work with the team to build out all new shows and studios for the network which includes planning, blocking and launching
  • Thrive in a highly competitive environment and want to always win

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 5+ years’ experience directing live television news & specials
  • Know-how to work seamlessly with producers, talent, and technical staff
  • Good instincts, creative ideas, strong visual ability and understand when to take risks
  • Leadership capabilities and exceptional ability to stay calm under intense and constant pressure
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Flexibility to work all shifts in a 24/7/365 breaking News environment
  • A solid knowledge of current events and News of the day
  • Technical director skills a plus but not required
  • Automation skills a plus but not required
  • Demo reel and director track should be available upon request

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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