Freelance Producer

Job Number: R50011069

Brand: Fox News Channel

Job Type: News, Production

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: January 14, 2020

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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 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a creative, organized, motivated, curious individual with strong editorial and logistical skills to join the team as a Freelance Producer in our Washington D.C Bureau from now – November 2020 (with possible extension).  As the Freelance Producer, you will be responsible for working with reporters to set up interviews, obtaining information, writing scripts, building graphics and delivering compelling live shots and packages.

You will be offered the following shifts: WEEKDAYS AND WEEKENDS (8:00 AM-5:00 PM or 10:00 AM-7:00 PM

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Find elements, logs events, and identifies news developments.
  • Remain read-in and familiar with daily developments on Washington based and political stories.
  • Work with reporters to set up interviews, ask questions and obtain information to craft and produce live shots and packages
  • Monitor wires, social media and other broadcast networks for news developments.
  • Build graphics, chyrons and lower thirds for story delivery.
  • Pitch story ideas
  • Work with editors to make sure we deliver visually compelling stories.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of experience in a local or national newsroom. 
  • Experience with producing news live shots and packages.
  • 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 set up interviews and gather news.
  • Being a self-starter who can work independently, as well as a team player
  • 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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