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Freelance Ticker Writer, Overnights

Fox Corporation, New York, NY USA

We produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands

Duration: Freelance


Fox News is seeking a Freelance Ticker Writer to join our New York Bureau. As Ticker Writer, you will be responsible for identifying news stories for our ticker scroll on Fox News Channel. You are a detail-oriented news junkie with an excellent grasp of current events. Your excellent writing, grammar, and spelling skills allow you to write top-notch headlines and stories in a short period of time.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify current breaking news stories and publish daily on the scrolling news ticker
  • Breakdown a story and highlight key information to write catchy headlines for assigned shift
  • Share, review, edit and update all ticker copies

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 year of experience or internship experience working in a live broadcast environment
  • Basic knowledge of newsroom functions
  • Solid knowledge of current events
  • Strong writing skills with demonstrated self-editing skills
  • Ability to work all shifts and handle the pressure of a 24-hour cable news environment
  • A positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent writing, grammar, and spelling skills
  • Strong organizational skills and a creative self-starter

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

About Fox Corporation

ABOUT US


Fox Corporation

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. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.

Fox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the digital streaming subscription service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 17 consecutive years, while FBN has ranked as the number one business channel for the past two years. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’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 the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes, FOX College Sports and a majority stake in the Big Ten Network. 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 relationships.

Fox Entertainment

FOX Entertainment, a premier national television broadcaster, is renowned for its combination of appealing primetime entertainment and powerful sports programming. It delivers 15 hours of weekly primetime programming to 208 local market affiliates, reaching approximately 99.9% of all U.S. television households. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, FOX has ranked among the top two networks in primetime entertainment for the past 23 years.

Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

Fox Corporation

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