Editor, Politics

Job Number: R50019866

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: Editorial, News, Digital

Location Type: Remote

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location:   •   USA Remote **

Job Posting Date: October 5, 2022

**Remote: Fox Corporation has remote/virtual (or "work-from-home") positions available within the United States to qualified individuals who live in some areas of the United States. Remote opportunities are not available in all areas

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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 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a highly experienced Political Editor to join our Fox News Digital team. As a Political Editor, you will work across all sections of FoxNews.com & FoxBusiness.com and actively engage with Managing Editors, Senior Editors, and Reporters to leverage your extensive Rolodex of sources and contacts for newsgathering and story idea generation. You are determined to break news, book exclusive interviews and analyses, and drive the conversation for the Fox News Digital platforms.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Managing Editor, Politics; other Managing Editors; Senior Editors and Editors, as well reporters and other colleagues across the Fox News Digital operation, on newsgathering, idea generation, and story advancement for Politics & News

  • Provide insights on story angles, exclusive interviews, and original content, and book contacts for stories and interviews directly when necessary

  • Collaborate closely with Managing Editor, Politics, and other Editorial leaders on short term and long term Editorial projects and series

  • Develop interesting Political story angles and ideas for content on Digital platforms

  • Engage with Politics & News desk on advancement of stories through new interviews

  • Lead trainings and create best practices for Editorial team on booking, acquiring sources, and story advancement

  • Write and edit content when necessary in tight deadline situations to help deliver the best quality product

  • Multitask on tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment

  • Monitor the news, social media platforms, and online forums for the latest breaking news and trending items

  • Collaborate closely with FOX News Channel and other FOX News Media colleagues

  • Additional duties as assigned

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Minimum of ten years of experience with, and extensive knowledge, of the political and news environment

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

  • Extensive Rolodex of contacts and sources to bring to the Digital team for original and exclusive reporting

  • Experience in managing and mentoring team members, and a track record of collaboration with internal leaders and stakeholders

  • Familiar with politics issues, players, and events; robust source networks and contacts generally

  • Excellent editorial judgment and extensive knowledge of news and current events, politics, cultural and viral content

  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and work under pressure in a fast-paced newsroom environment

  • Ability to be flexible and work on some holidays as needed; possess “on-call” mentality and be prepared to work under emergency or breaking news conditions

  • Excellent track record of achieving results in a fast-paced work environment

  • Organization skills that allow multiple projects to be produced simultaneously

  • A positive and collaborative attitude

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to see the bigger picture and prioritize across multiple workstreams

  • Ability to quickly and independently problem solve and communicate early

  • Understanding of audience dynamics and segmentation

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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.

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