FoxNew York, NY
We are looking for a highly motivated, pro-active Freelance Desk Assistant to join our Assignment Desk team at our headquarters in New York City. As a Desk Assistant you have exquisite editorial judgment and will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. Desk Assistants report directly to the Affiliate Manager and work closely with assignment editors, 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
• Build strong relationships with Assignment Desks at Fox affiliates and other news service partners
• Communicate with officials and sources for editorial information
• Monitor both traditional & social media for breaking news stories
• Identify news videos and soundbites for breaking news stories
• Acquire news material for use on FNC and our properties
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• A Bachelor's degree and relevant work experience
• Strong editorial judgment
• A passion for current and breaking events
• Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom
• An interest in international news
• Ability to find breaking news stories and identify where to get the latest editorial information
• A love for problem solving
• Willingness and ability to work any shift, any day of the week, including overnights
At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.
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Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $17.79-18.75 per hour. We provide Freelancers medical/dental/vision insurance and 401k after they meet eligibility criteria and any State required time-off, in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANYFox News Media
FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the newly announced platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 20 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.