Deputy Assignment Manager

Location
Washington
Posted
Dec 01, 2008
Closes
Dec 31, 2008
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Television
Duration
Full Time
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Fox News Channel’s DC Bureau is looking for a qualified individual to become the Deputy Assignment Manager. The Deputy Assignment Manger will oversee the daily operation of the newsroom under the direction of our Assignment Manager and the Senior Producer of the Newsroom. This position is responsible for keeping the newsroom staffed: which includes assessing skills of employees; arranging for cross training; hiring freelancers; re-arranging schedules based on vacation; approving and denying vacation. This position is responsible for filling in for both the Assignment Manager and the Senior Producer of the Newsroom when they are on vacation or out of the bureau for assignment. This position is also responsible for working with the planning desk on future news coverage. The Deputy Assignment Manager will also be asked to go into the field at times and coordinate large productions either unilaterally or for the network pool.



Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of broadcast experience
Strong editorial judgment as well as strong logistical skills
Knowledge/Experience covering news in Washington DC
Knowledge of national politics
The ability to work well in a fast paced and intense atmosphere
Knowledge of Tapeless newsgathering
Familiarity with iNews & Outlook
Familiarity with Fiber, Satellite and DC-AVOC switch
Flexibility to work various shifts including weekends
Motivated, self-starter who is able to work independently as well as in a team environment
Ability to multi-task and prioritize is a necessity


Fox News Network is an EOE.

Fox News Channel

Human Resources
2nd floor
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Fax: 212-301-8588


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