News Assignment Editor
Fox CorporationNew York, NY
News Assignment Editor (Freelance)
We are looking for a highly motivated, pro-active Freelance Editor to join our Assignment Desk team at our headquarters in New York City. We are looking for an individual with strong news judgment who will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. You report directly to the Affiliate Manager and work closely with field producers and line producers, as well as other Fox News units, to integrate our 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 video and soundbites for breaking news stories
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
A Bachelor's degree and or relevant work experience
At least 3-5 years of network or major media market News gathering experience
Strong editorial judgement
A passion for current and breaking News events
Familiarity with iNews
Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom
Ability to find breaking news stories and identify where to get the latest editorial information
Knowledge of and experience covering national and regional interest breaking news stories, and coordination of field teams
A passion for problem solving
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