Managing Editor

Job Number: R50013027

Brand: Fox Business Network

Job Type: Editorial, News

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: December 18, 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

Fox Business is looking for a Managing Editor in Washington, DC. As the Managing Editor, you are a strong journalist who will be the first line of defense for breaking news. You will coordinate the work of the reporters, field producers, media desk, digital desk, and affiliates to provide all shows with content.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and enterprise, in advance, the stories the show producers will want

  • Pitch and oversee the execution of political stories for a business and general news audience

  • Lead by example and provide guidance to the full assignment desk on breaking and developing coverage

  • Supervise and work with assignment editors and producers when it comes to assigning, moving, and adjusting crew coverage to keep the network competitive at all times

  • Collaborate with reporters on logistics, element gathering, and storytelling

  • Confirm editorial information for air and planning

  • Monitor wires and social media for breaking news and stories

  • Locate new video, fresh sound for ongoing stories and make reporters and field crews aware of what is available

  • Receive pitches from reporters and producers and determine which ones are on-brand

  • Work with Fox Business and Fox News executives & bureau chiefs to coordinate stories

  • Plan ahead and execute on big stories and events

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Network or major market news gathering and experience supervising a team

  • Understanding of tape-less workflow in a newsroom

  • Familiarity with iNews

  • Strong editorial judgment

  • A passion for current and breaking business news events

  • Ability to find business news stories and identify where to get the latest editorial information

  • An instinct for problem-solving

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant work experience

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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