Freelance Field Producer, LA Bureau

Job Number: R50024446

Brand: Fox Business Network

Job Type: Editorial, News, Production

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Posting Date: February 1, 2024

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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 experienced Freelance Field Producer to join our LA Bureau. The Freelance Field Producer is a business news junkie with dogged newsgathering skills and strong contacts that you will use to enhance the network’s newsgathering and produce exceptional journalism. The Freelance Field Producer will use editorial skills to follow leads, break news, and pitch original stories. You are a proactive, passionate, and self-motivated individual who collaborates with our producers and reporters to advance the network’s coverage on all platforms.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce reporter live shots and packages in the LA bureau and the field

  • Travel domestically and internationally to cover breaking news, often at the last minute for extended periods

  • Pitch and develop original story ideas

  • Assist reporters in gathering elements for television and online coverage

  • Write articles to be published on FOXBusiness.com

  • Handle all newsgathering logistics: book travel, book field crews

  • Coordinate all aspects of production including booking and conducting interviews, writing scripts, ordering graphics, and producing live shots

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 3+ years of experience as a reporter, writer, producer, and/or editor at a news organization

  • Extensive field production experience

  • Strong communication, research, and writing skills

  • Strong local contacts

  • A passion for business and current events

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and prioritize daily; especially in a breaking news situation

  • Production experience in breaking news and feature reporting

  • Flexibility and willingness to work a variety of schedules including long hours, weekends, and holidays, often with short notice

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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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Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $40.63-50.00 per hour. We provide Freelancers medical/dental/vision insurance and 401k after they meet eligibility criteria and any State required time-off, in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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