Job Number: R50020205
Brand: Fox News Media
Job Type: Editorial, News
Location Type: Onsite
Experience Level: Experienced Hires
Location: New York, New York
Job Posting Date: September 29, 2022
Gutfeld! is looking for a strong Freelance Comedy Writer who is equally passionate about comedy and current events. The Freelance Comedy Writer is a proactive individual who can write smart, crisp copy with an edge. You are knowledgeable about politics, social trends, pop culture and can view stories from a unique perspective. Your responsibilities will include writing accurate segment copy that’s rich with humor, punch, and irony. The Freelance Comedy Writer will also help with package writing and field shoots. You are a team player who can hit the ground running while working with diverse editorial staff, guests, and technical team. Familiarity with the show and its audience is critical.
This is a part-time, freelance position. You must be available to work 4 - 5 days per week.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Research and craft stories in a humorous way that resonates with our viewers
Write unique, sharp, funny copy for our nightly show
Work closely with talent and staff on daily story ideas and unique content
Suggest best visual elements to complement scripts and bring segments to life
Pitch story ideas
Scour the internet and social media for unique, funny stories and elements
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience
3+ years of professional and comedy writing experience
Thorough knowledge of current events, US politics, foreign policy and history
Demonstrated ability to write creative, edgy and funny stories
Solid news judgment and understanding of fair and balanced comedy and journalism
Capable of working harder & faster during breaking news without compromising accuracy
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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