Booker, Kennedy

Job Number: R50018104

Brand: Fox Business Network

Job Type: News, Operations

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: April 6, 2022

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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

We're looking for a passionate Booker to join a unique, creative and dynamic weekday primetime program. As the Booker, you are a proactive individual familiar with programming across all the major networks and are knowledgeable about politics, pop culture, media, and foreign and domestic news. Your responsibilities will include managing and growing a diverse list of guests from politics, media, entertainment, and publishing. As the Booker, you are a team player that can hit the ground running while working with a diverse editorial staff and technical team.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Strategize with team and managers on best guests and booking approaches

  • Pitch story ideas and guests for both day-of and future story ideas

  • Conduct pre-interviews with potential guests

  • Produce segment packets and write scripts for the anchor

  • Effectively communicate to host and control room staff during live shows/segments

  • Work well independently and in a team environment

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Experience booking a show at a national network or local station

  • Access to unique and news-making contacts; a strong rolodex is ideal

  • Strong writing skills and editorial judgment a must

  • Strong social media skills

  • Demonstrate out of the box thinking

  • Ability to deal with daily script deadline pressure

  • Experience interacting with high profile talent

  • Able to react to breaking news with instant programming ideas

  • Knowledge of iNews preferred

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

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. 

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