Job Number: R50023733
Brand: Fox News Media
Job Type: Editorial, News, Production
Location Type: Onsite
Experience Level: Experienced Hires
Location: New York, New York
Job Posting Date: November 20, 2023
Fox News is looking for a highly motivated, proactive, Freelance Assignment Editor to join our Assignment Desk at our headquarters in New York City. We are looking for individuals with strong news judgment who will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. The Freelance Assignment Editor will work closely with field producers and line producers, as well as other Fox News units, to integrate coverage throughout all Fox News platforms.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Build strong relationships with Assignment Desks at Fox affiliates and other news service partners
Communicate with officials and sources for editorial information
Monitor both traditional & social media for breaking news stories
Identify news videos and soundbites for breaking news stories
Source and clear new media material from various online sources, including social media sites and aggregator sites
Find breaking news stories and identify where to get the latest editorial information
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
A bachelor’s degree and or relevant work experience 3-5 years of network or major media market newsgathering experience
Strong editorial judgment
A passion for current and breaking events
Familiarity with iNews
Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom
Knowledge of and experience covering national and regional interest breaking news stories, and coordination of field teams
Someone who loves problem-solving
Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and overnights
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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