Freelance Assignment Editor

Job Number: R50024561

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: Editorial, News, Production

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: April 23, 2024

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Fox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the newly announced platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 20 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.


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.


  • 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


  • 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.

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.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands. 

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: $31.25-35.00 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.

Current Employees and Freelancers/Temps
paid by FOX Apply Here*