Booker/Researcher, The Claman Countdown

Job Number: R50012864

Brand: Fox Business Network

Job Type: News, Production

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: November 13, 2020

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Business Network

FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN launched in October 2007 and is the leading business network on television, topping CNBC in Business Day viewers for the second consecutive year. The network is available in more than 80 million homes in all markets across the United States. Owned by FOX, FBN has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and London.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Fox Business Network is looking for a Booker/Researcher to join The Claman Countdown. As the Booker/Researcher, you understand the importance of the “first phone call.”  You have the ability to reel in the big guest before anyone else by reacting to breaking news no matter the day or hour. You will do what it takes to get the exclusive, and you understand the level of commitment required to get the job done.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pitch unique and interesting stories that our viewers will relate to

  • Conduct research and compile well-rounded pre-interviews

  • Manage daily deadline turnarounds of a live-show

  • Strategize and collaborate with your colleagues on best booking approaches

  • Coordinate closely with your showrunner and talent to book the right guests

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • An extensive rolodex and can book everyone from high-profile guests, celebrities, and people at the center of major news stories

  • Ability to work off hours remotely as needed to be competitive in your bookings

  • Previous booking experience

  • 3 years of experience in television

  • Strong editorial judgment and a passion for news and current events

  • Willing and able to work under tight deadline pressures while juggling long-term bookings

  • Good talent management skills

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • A Bachelor’s degree and or equivalent experience

  • Researching using Lexis Nexus, Accurint, iNews

  • Finding people via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit

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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