Desk Assistant, D.C. Bureau

Job Number: R50013416

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: News, Production

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: February 22, 2021

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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 Business is looking for a Desk Assistant to join our Assignment Desk team in the DC Bureau. As a Desk Assistant, you will be an assistant to Assignment Editors in coordinating coverage, moving crews, booking satellites, accommodating guests, newsgathering, reaching out to agencies for information, and reacting to breaking news in a fast-paced 24-hour news environment. You are a curious individual that is hungry to learn, willing to ask questions, and works daily to build your skills.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Assignment Editor in dispatching crews and keeping track of guest requests and crew movements

  • Field calls from those inside the company and outside the company and assist in tracking information

  • Monitor news and reach out to appropriate authorities to attempt to confirm breaking news information

  • Work alongside the Assignment Editor in monitoring developing news stories

  • Assist in logging DC news events with an emphasis on highlighting new developments

  • Monitor wires, social media, and other broadcast networks for news developments

  • Reach out to agencies, government departments, and FOX personnel to gather and confirm information

  • Collaborate with our production team and editors to search VIZ and Dalet to find and match appropriate video to live television scripts.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Experience in a local or national newsroom

  • Strong logistical and editorial skills with knowledge of national and international politics

  • Familiarity with various D.C. government agencies

  • A self-starter who can work independently as well as be a team player

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and prioritize on a daily basis, and especially in breaking news situations

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of the DC area

  • Familiarity with iNews and Outlook

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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