Assignment Editor

Job Number: R50019994

Brand: Fox Business Network

Job Type: Editorial, News

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: September 28, 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

Fox Business is looking for an organized, motivated, curious individual with strong logistical and editorial skills to join our assignment desk team in the Washington DC Bureau.  The Assignment Editor works with a team of people to coordinate daily news coverage, which includes moving crews, adjusting to cover breaking news, and responding to cover a consistent flow of events at the Capitol, White House, Federal Reserve, Treasury, and other venues in DC.  The Assignment Editor also prioritizes incoming editorial & logistical information and ensures it is clearly communicated to those who need it. Aggressively seeking out additional information and pitching stories is critical to success in this position.  

Anticipated work days/hours: Weekdays 5 am - 2 pm, 7am-4pm, or 12pm - 9 pm

Must be flexible with your schedule, willing to work multiple positions on the assignment desk, and willing to work on weekends, as needed.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assign, move, and adjust crew coverage to keep the network competitive at all times

  • Work with producers in planning and adjusting coverage as news breaks

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

  • Reach out to agencies, government departments, and Fox personnel to gather and confirm information

  • Draft and distribute information to field, show, and network personnel

  • Organize and develop creative plans to maximize resources

  • Coordinate with field, technical, and satellite desk personnel to make sure incoming feeds between DC and NY are prioritized to provide the most competitive coverage

  • Pitch stories and work with reporter teams to draft compelling daily written story pitches to the network

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in a local or national newsroom

  • A natural curiosity of news

  • Strong logistical and editorial skills with knowledge of business news as well as national and international politics

  • Familiarity with the various D.C. government agencies

  • Keen understanding of how to gather news LIVE in the Washington, D.C. area and familiarity with satellite trucks, Live U technology, AVOC, and various fiber drops

  • Knowledge of network pool operations at the desk level with an emphasis on understanding the unilateral benefit

  • 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, especially in breaking news situations

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Knowledge of the DC area

  • Familiarity with iNews, Outlook, and ScheduAll

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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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