Booker - The Story With Martha Maccallum
Fox News ChannelNew York, NY
Full Time Job
We are looking for a confident, highly motivated, proactive Booker to join our team. As a Booker for The Story with Martha MacCallum, you will be responsible for securing interviews with high profile politicians, newsmakers, and everyday people. You perform your best under deadline pressure and know what it takes to get the exclusive. You must have excellent people skills and understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships with both potential guests - and your co-workers. You thrive in a collaborative team environment and want to contribute to something great every single day.
You may be assigned the following shift: Monday - Friday, 11:00AM - 8:00PM EST.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Book guests under the deadline pressure of a daily live show
• Track down difficult-to-find people using social media & other tools
• Work collaboratively with co-workers to determine the best approach to securing high-profile interviews
• Conduct in-depth research and pre-interviews (as well as suggest questions for the host)
• Pitch unique stories and guests of interest to our audience
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of prior television (or similar) experience
• Ability to establish/build relationships with guests and high profile newsmakers
• Ability to maintain those relationships when bookings need to be canceled or rescheduled
• Willingness to see the big picture, and put the show's best interests above all else
• Understanding that the news never stops, and some work may be required outside regular hours
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 Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.