Freelance Associate Producer, Fox News Edge

Job Number: R50011788

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: News, Production

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: March 26, 2020

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 18 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks as the number one business channel on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox News EDGE serves more than 180 newsrooms, providing content that is a cornerstone of local newscasts on FOX television stations across the country.  Fox News EDGE is looking for a creative, organized, motivated, curious individual with strong editorial and writing skills to fill a Freelance Associate Producer position at the EDGE New York headquarters. The Freelance Associate Producer will pitch and write stories, edit VOs and VOSOTSs for distribution and field requests from EDGE client newsrooms. The Freelance Associate Producer can expect opportunities for occasional package producing and/or field producing. A natural curiosity of news is a must!

You will be offered the following shift: WEDNESDAYS THRU SUNDAYS (8:00 am-5:00 pm)

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Find elements, logs events, identifies news developments and writes scripts.
  • Work closely with Fox affiliates to facilitate requests and answer questions on daily news stories.
  • Remain read-in and familiar with daily developments on stories from politics and breaking news to entertainment.
  • Monitor wires, social media and other broadcast networks for news developments.
  • Pitch story ideas.
  • Work with Editors to make sure EDGE delivers visually compelling stories.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience in a local or national newsroom. 
  • Strong editorial skills with knowledge of national and international politics.
  • Strong writing skills with a focus on accuracy and proper grammar.
  • 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 a plus.
  • Understanding of general media usage rules and best practices.
  • An unwavering commitment to providing editorially, visually and grammatically sound news stories.

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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