Job Number: R50011019
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: Editorial, News
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Job Posting Date: January 13, 2020
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANYFox News ChannelFOX News Channel is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. FOX News finished 2019 as the most-watched basic cable network for the fourth consecutive year in both primetime and total day among total viewers, and has held its number one national cable news channel status for 72 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.
Fox News is looking for a strong leader, who is not afraid to make decisions and is motivated in guiding others, to join our assignment desk team in the Washington D.C. Bureau. The Senior Assignment Editor, will be a lead-by-example employee holding a daily position on the DC assignment desk with additional responsibilities of working with the Assignment Manager in designing systems, planning for major coverage events, improving communication and guiding other desk personnel when it comes to responding and keeping up on daily news developments. You must be an organized, motivated, curious individual with strong logistical and editorial skills. Familiarity with the workings of Congress, the White House and politics is a must. The Senior Assignment Editor must understand sourcing, fact checking, balancing and vetting of editorial information. You must be pro-active, work well with other managers and need limited guidance in communicating and guiding the assignment desk and reporting teams in an ever-changing news environment. The Senior Assignment Editor position is a leadership role, not only on the D.C. assignment desk but within the bureau and network alike. You must be comfortable in a decision-making position, be familiar with all positions on the assignment desk, including the satellite desk and willing to serve as the main fill-in for the Assignment Manager position.
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