Senior Field Producer

Job Number: R50016480

Brand: Fox Business Network

Job Type: News, Production

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: December 1, 2021

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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 currently ranks among the top business channels on television. The network is available in nearly 80 million homes in all markets across the United States. Owned by FOX Corporation, FBN is a unit of FOX News Media and has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Senior Producer will coordinate coverage of breaking news and special events in the bureau and on location. The Senior Producer will assist the Managing Editor with editorial calls, copy-editing pitches and scripts, coverage planning, and training/mentoring new and junior employees. The Senior Producer will work with reporters to set up interviews, obtain information, write scripts, build graphics, and deliver compelling live shots. You must be willing to ask the tough questions, get the latest elements into a story, and move content forward. Aggressively seeking out additional information and pitching stories is critical to success in this position.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee daily story developments within the DC region and beyond

  • Coordinate coverage of large events, including breaking news, elections, conferences/conventions, and international/domestic presidential travel

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

  • Work with reporters to set up interviews, ask questions, and obtain information to craft and produce daily live shots and creative field shoots

  • Provide editorial and production support to the reporter, bureau, and network

  • Find elements, log events, and identify news developments

  • Plan and develop new sources

  • Train/mentor junior employees on-field/bureau producing

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 10+ years experience in a local or national newsroom

  • Knowledge of the DC area, Capitol Hill, and inner workings of various DC government agencies/branches

  • Experience with producing news live shots both in house and in the field

  • Strong logistical and editorial skills with knowledge of business news, national and international politics, and production

  • 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

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field

Must be flexible with your schedule and willing to travel and work weekdays, and weekends when necessary

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.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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