Assignment Desk Assistant
Fox SportsLos Angeles, CA
The Freelance Assignment Desk Assistant is responsible for supporting the daily newsgathering efforts for multiple platforms. Duties can include but are not limited to answering phones and emails, uploading and downloading videos, booking feeds as assigned, clearance requests from non-FOX entities, and ensuring events are recorded properly.
• Uploading video for affiliates and downloading of videos via FTP services. Updating shows on acquired video material and archiving material.
• Efforting acquisition of video and clearance of media from non-FOX entities via social media or licensing.
• Answering phones and emails
• Assisting in newsgathering for all FOX Sports Programming and booking transmission, studio talkbacks and homecams as assigned by senior staff.
• Ensuring events are recorded properly.
• Communicate with internal staff, regions, affiliates and outside media outlets, booking feeds and acquiring/distribution of materials/information for all FOX Sports and FOX affiliates.
• Bachelor's Degree Preferred
• 1-2 years experience in news operations
• Ability to manage multiple projects, strong phone and people skills to maintain effective business relationships around the country.
• Basic knowledge of Newsroom systems including iNews and Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
• Very strong internet skills.
• Knowledge of using FTP and online video a plus.
• Must be available to work weekends 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 Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1; FS2; Fox's 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com and FOX Sports GO. Also included in the Group are FOX's interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.