Assignment Desk Editor
Fox News ChannelNew York, NY
Fox News is looking for a highly motivated and pro-active Freelance Assignment Desk Editor to join our Assignment Desk at our headquarters in New York City. We are looking for individuals with strong news judgment who can handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. We 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
• Building strong relationships with Assignment Desks at Fox affiliates and other news service partners
• Communicating with officials and sources for editorial information
• Monitoring both traditional & social media for breaking news stories
• Identify news video and soundbites for breaking news stories
• Finding breaking news stories and identifying 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 judgement
• 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
• Strong problem solving skills
• The ability to work all shifts on all days (AM, PM, Overnight; Weekdays & Weekends)
Please attach a resume to be considered, applications without resumes will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
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.
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Fox News Channel
FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the soon to launch OTT platform, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than 16 years. According to a 2018 Research Intelligencer study by Brand Keys, FOX News ranks as the second most trusted television brand in the country while a Suffolk University/USA Today survey states that FOX News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country. FNC is available in 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.