Freelance Show Director

Job Number: R50016765

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: News, Production

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: January 18, 2024

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Fox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the newly announced platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 20 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.


We are looking for a Freelance Director to join our Fox News family in NY and be an integral part of the number one News network in America. As the Director, you plan and direct live and live-to-tape news programs and special events. You also work closely with producers to grow and develop show concepts. We're looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced, breaking news control room environment and can anticipate the needs of the editorial team in order to execute effectively.

*Demo reel and director track should be available upon request.


  • Plan and direct live and live-to-tape news programs and special events
  • Consult the producing team to improve the overall quality of the show
  • Work with the control room team to execute a high-quality show
  • Collaborate with the team to build out all new shows and studios for the network which includes planning, blocking, and launching
  • Thrive in a highly competitive environment and want to always win


  • 5+ years’ experience directing live television news & specials
  • Know-how to work seamlessly with producers, talent, and technical staff
  • Good instincts, creative ideas, strong visual ability and understand when to take risks
  • Leadership capabilities and exceptional ability to stay calm under intense and constant pressure
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Flexibility to work all shifts in a 24/7/365 breaking News environment
  • Solid knowledge of current events and news of the day


  • Technical director skills
  • Automation skills

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.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands. 

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $65.38-77.16 per hour. We provide Freelancers medical/dental/vision insurance and 401k after they meet eligibility criteria and any State required time-off, in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Current Employees and Freelancers/Temps
paid by FOX Apply Here*