Mediabistro
   

Assignment Editor

Fox Corporation, Washington, DC USA

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


Fox News is looking for an organized, motivated, curious individual with strong logistical and editorial skills to join our assignment desk team in the Washington D.C Bureau. You will work with a team of people to coordinate daily news coverage, which includes moving crews, adjusting to cover breaking news, and responding to cover a consistent flow of events at the Capitol, White House, Pentagon, State Department, and other venues in DC. You also prioritize incoming editorial & logistical information and ensure it is clearly communicated to those who need it. Aggressively seeking out additional information and pitching stories is critical to success in this position, and a natural curiosity for news is a must.

You will be offered one of the following shifts: Weekdays and Weekends; 6am-2pm or 2pm-10pm ET

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assign, move and adjust crew coverage to keep the network competitive at all times
  • Work with beat producers in planning and adjusting coverage as news breaks
  • Monitor wires, social media and other broadcast networks for news developments
  • Reach out to agencies, government departments and Fox personnel to gather and confirm information
  • Draft and distribute information to field, show and network personnel
  • Organize and develop creative plans to maximize limited resources
  • Coordinate with field, technical and satellite desk personnel to make sure incoming feeds between DC and NY are prioritized to provide the most competitive coverage
  • Train and work on satellite desk when needed

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 5 years of experience in a local or national newsroom
  • Keen understanding of how to gather news LIVE in the Washington, D.C. area and familiarity with satellite trucks, Live U technology, AVOC and various fiber drops
  • Knowledge of network pool operations at the desk level with an emphasis on understanding the unilateral benefit
  • Familiarity with the various D.C. government agencies
  • Strong logistical and editorial skills with knowledge of national and international politics
  • Being a self-starter who can work independently as well as being a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and prioritize on a daily basis, and especially in breaking news situations

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with iNews, Outlook and ScheduAll
  • Knowledge of the DC area

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

Want to learn more about Fox Corporation? Visit Fox Corporation's website.