Research Information Specialist
Fox News ChannelNew York, NY
Full Time Job
We are looking for a Research Information Specialist that has a strong knowledge of current events as well as a keen interest in the details of politics, public affairs, and business news to join our team. You will work with colleagues across the organization, including producers, writers and executives to prepare and provide well-sourced, detailed information that confirms facts, adds context, and informs our national audience.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Retrieve, analyze, and confirm news information, facts, statistics, and contacts
• Produce briefing books and news backgrounders for reporters and producers
• Assist with providing information for special projects and planned events like Congressional hearings, elections, and topical town halls
• Proactively provide compelling information for Fox Facts, Tweets and story pitches
• Identify primary sources and conduct research using Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, Accurint, and the internet
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Bachelor's degree is preferred
• Passion for research, current events, politics, and business
• Ability to juggle multiple assignments under tight deadlines and extreme pressure
• 1-2 years of experience in a research role or strong internships in a professional live news environment
• Passionate and detailed news knowledge
• Ability to write in clear and concise formats
• Comfortable working in a team environment
• Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including regular weekend hours, early mornings or evenings, and holidays
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.