Freelance Producer

Job Number: R50017238

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: News, Operations, Production

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: May 12, 2022

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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 Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the recently announced AVOD platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 19 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox News is looking for a creative, organized, motivated, curious individual with strong editorial and logistical skills to fill a Freelance Producer position in our Washington D.C Bureau. The Freelance Producer will be responsible for working with reporters to set up interviews, obtain information, write scripts, build graphics and deliver compelling live shots and packages. The Freelance Producer will also work on DC-based shows writing scripts, building graphics, cutting video, and helping to book and produce guest segments.

Must be flexible with your schedule and willing to work both weekdays and weekends.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Find elements, log events, and identify news developments

  • Is read-in and familiar with daily developments on Washington based and political stories

  • Work with reporters to set up interviews, ask questions and obtain information to craft and produce live shots and packages

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

  • Build graphics, chyrons, and lower thirds for story delivery

  • Pitch story ideas

  • Work with editors to make sure we deliver visually compelling stories

  • Help book and produce guest segments, write scripts, and prepare graphics and videos for DC-based shows

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience

  • 5 years of experience in a local or national newsroom

  • Experience with producing news live shots and packages

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

  • Familiarity with the various D.C. government agencies

  • Keen understanding of how to set up interviews and gather news

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

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

  • Familiarity with iNews, Outlook and Dalet

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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