News Assignment Editor (Freelance)

Posted: 7/17/2019 | Expires: 8/17/2019

Location: 10036, New York City
Category:
Role:
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Part Time
Salary Description: Commensurate to Experience

We are looking for a highly motivated, pro-active Freelance Editor to join our Assignment Desk team at our headquarters in New York City. We are looking for an individual with strong news judgment who will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. You report directly to the Affiliate Manager and work closely with 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 video and soundbites for breaking news stories

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • A Bachelor’s degree and or relevant work experience
  • At least 3-5 years of network or major media market News gathering experience
  • Strong editorial judgement
  • A passion for current and breaking News events
  • Familiarity with iNews
  • Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom
  • Ability to find breaking news stories and identify where to get the latest editorial information
  • Knowledge of and experience covering national and regional interest breaking news stories, and coordination of field teams
  • A passion for problem solving

Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the Fox Network, and the FOX Television Stations.

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