Assignment Desk Assistant

Job Number: R50016612

Brand: Fox Business Network

Job Type: Editorial, News

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: November 17, 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

FOX Business is looking for a Desk Assistant to join our Assignment Desk team in the DC Bureau. As a Desk Assistant, you will work with the Assignment Editors to coordinate coverage, move crews, reach out to agencies and groups to confirm information, pitch stories, and conduct research. You will also work with our Producers to monitor and log events and interviews, create graphics, and find and cut video elements. You must be a curious individual who is hungry to learn, willing to ask tough questions, and work daily to build your skills.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work alongside Assignment Editors in monitoring developing news stories 
  • Assist with logging DC news events with an emphasis on highlighting new developments
  • Monitor wires, social media, and other broadcast networks for lawmakers and news developments
  • Reach out to agencies, government departments, and FOX personnel to gather and confirm information
  • Assist production team with creating graphics and gathering video elements
  • Assist the Assignment Editors in coordinating coverage, dispatching crews, conducting research, and keeping track of guest and reporter requests
  • Monitor news and reach out to appropriate places to confirm information

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience in a local or national newsroom
  • Knowledge of the DC area, Capitol Hill, and inner workings of various DC government agencies/branches
  • Strong logistical and editorial skills with knowledge of business news and national and international politics 
  • 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

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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