Freelance Copy Editor

Posted: 10/1/2019 | Expires: 10/31/2019

Location: New York City, New York
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Role:
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Freelance
Salary Description: Commensurate to experience

We are seeking a Freelance Copy Editor to join Fox News Edge as a strong journalist who understands sourcing, fact checking, balancing and vetting editorial information.  As a Freelance Editorial and Copy Editor, you are responsible for overseeing Fox News Edge’s packages from pitches through writing, copy editing and final approval. You work with package producers to ensure editorial policies set up by Fox News Edge are followed and that stories are accurate, clear and concise. You are well-read and fully informed of details of major News stories crossing all beats, from the White House and Congress, to breaking News and politics. In addition, you serve as quality control for spelling, grammar and style in Fox News Edge scripts.

 

Please expect to be offered the following shift: (9:00 am-6:00 pm, 3 days/week)

 

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the production of Fox News Edge packages, including communicating and guiding team members to reach Fox News Edge objectives
  • Review reporter and producer television scripts ensuring stories are balanced, context is provided and the material meets our editorial standards
  • Ask questions and work with producers to provide additional information as needed
  • Collaborate with Edge management on editorial concerns during the package producing process from conception to distribution
  • Carry out quality control to adhere to guidelines put in place by Edge management
  • Work in collaboration with Edge managers

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of Newsroom experience that includes editorial oversight and impeccable copy editing
  • Exceptional editorial judgment and intricate knowledge of national and international politics
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team, using copy edit sessions as teaching opportunities with writers and producers
  • Knowledge of newsroom production system (iNews) as well as digital video systems preferred

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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