Freelance Writer/Reporter, Health

Job Number: R50011916

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: Editorial, News

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: May 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

The Fox News Health team is seeking an ambitious Writer/Reporter on a freelance basis to produce a high volume of daily trending and SEO health and wellness content. The successful candidate will report and aggregate stories using a wide range of sources and tools, ensuring FOX News content is at the top of search results on a range of health and wellness topics.

Please note that this freelance role is a short-term assignment.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Quick, responsible reporting is essential for this role
  • Use available tools to determine trending and search-engine-friendly content
  • Stay on top of trending health news and keep an eye on the competition to ensure our content remains out front
  • Recognize and focus on the topics that are of interest to our audience
  • Pitch trending and SEO content to maximize traffic during breaking news events
  • Have Out-of-the-box thinking to help the section gain ownership of a topic or news story
  • Break down medical jargon for readers in an accurate way to ensure the article content is understandable

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Knowledge of standard AP style as well as staying up-to-date on Fox News’ style is imperative for this role
  • A bachelor’s degree and have professional experience in a news environment.
  • Knowledge of a working newsroom and the ability to produce under tight deadlines in high-pressure situations
  • Passion for the health and wellness category and the ability to change tasks quickly depending on the news cycle

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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