Writer, News Headlines 24 / 7
Fox News ChannelNew York, NY
FOX News Headlines 24/7 is looking for a Freelance Writer to join the team. As a writer, you will be a crucial member of our broadcast team. You will write news for our national news network, conceptualizing, writing, compiling enterprise stories, fact checking, and building show content newscasts for FOX News Headlines 24/7. You may be the right candidate if you have the right attitude and understand the level of commitment required to be successful in this role. Your passion for national and international news is bar none!
Please note this is a shift-based role, weekend shifts. You will work some holidays and must be available off-hours in the event of major breaking news. You may be assigned the following shifts: Saturdays and Sundays 7AM to 3PM & 3PM to 11PM EST.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Write fast-paced newscasts within a 15 minute updated news wheel
• Generate creative and innovative ideas for segments and pieces
• Communicate daily story development with the fellow management team and hourly producers
• Communicate with fellow management team regarding on-air talent, reporters, and guests in the field, to ensure the newscast is properly written and accurate
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• At least 3 years proven experience in a daily breaking news environment, preferably for a news outlet covering and writing a wide range of local, national and international stories
• Proven ability to work under tight deadlines, without compromising editorial standards
• Familiarity with AP style, strong knowledge of current events
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to create an environment that fosters team work
• Detail oriented nature and able to work under pressure and meet multiple daily deadlines
• Knowledge and passion for current events and politics
• Exceptional editorial skills: Ability to recognize compelling stories to distributed on multiple audio platforms
• Degree in Journalism or related field preferred
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Fox News Channel
FOX News Channel is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. FOX News finished 2018 as the most-watched basic cable network for the third consecutive year in both primetime and total day among total viewers, and has held its number one national cable news channel status for 68 consecutive quarters. FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.