Director of Content, LiveNOW

Job Number: R50020325

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Editorial, News, Digital

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Orlando, Florida

Job Posting Date: November 22, 2022

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We're hiring a Director of LiveNOW from FOX, the national live streaming news product powered by FOX Television Stations. LiveNOW is focused on bringing users the most relevant and engaging live news coverage occurring right now across the country and the world, seamlessly moving between the biggest events and stories as they happen. LiveNOW is always raw, live and unfiltered, with limited commentary and no opinion. Reporting to the VP/Digital Content & LiveNOW, the Director will oversee daily news content and team operations. This position can be based at either of our LiveNOW headquarters, in Orlando, Florida or Phoenix, Arizona.

Does this sound like you? Your passion for innovation and the future of news is infectious. Nothing fuels you like exploring the possibilities of what news—and especially streaming news-- can be, and you know the only way to find out is to try. You’re obsessed with quality and constantly improving the experience for both your audience AND your team. You’re forward-thinking, laser-focused on the big picture and meeting exceeding goals— but you’re also not afraid to get your hands dirty. You’re the voice of reason in a crisis, always well prepared for the unexpected. You roll with the punches and thrive in a constantly changing environment. Ruthless prioritization and thoughtful delegation are your superpowers. Most of all, you’ll do whatever it takes to win big. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee LiveNOW’s daily operations and news content. Work side-by-side with the entire team to improve and grow our product, keeping a constant eye on quality and user experience. Support and mentor staff, coaching them on successes and opportunities (pacing, content selection, talent performance, on-screen production, special event coverage). Support LiveNOW’s positive culture of innovation and opportunity to attract and hire top talent. Cultivate relationships with key players at FTS O&O stations and other internal and external partners. Monitor performance data and communicate wins and opportunities. Contribute to overall strategy and goal setting, implementing processes necessary to support success. Work closely with partnerships team to develop content and marketing materials necessary for successful distribution across a variety of streaming platforms. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated success in a news leadership role preferred. Experience managing a staff of 25 or more employees preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field preferred. Track record of successfully motivating news teams. Experience successfully leading remote teams a plus. Demonstrated ability to create and evolve compelling news content on digital and linear platforms. Superior news judgment. Outstanding leadership, communication and presentation skills. Overwhelming attention to detail. Master of process with top-notch organizational skills. Strong relationship builder. Relentless passion and drive to win. Positive, outgoing attitude and a start-up spirit of innovation. Thrive in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure. Strong knowledge of the technical aspects of digital news production, including live streaming and video publishing. Varied hours including weekends and holidays as required.

                                                                  

About FTS Digital: FOX Television Stations (FTS) Digital, the digital arm of one of the nation's largest owned & operated TV station groups, is committed to being the digital leader in Live, News and Sports. We invest in the very best people, technology and ideas, and we’re here to drive transformation of traditional media to exciting heights. We’re looking for creative, innovative leaders who are passionate about digital and crave a challenge. We’re all in. Are you? Let’s go!

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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.

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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