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Freelance Senior Legal Information Specialist

Fox Corporation, New York, NY USA

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

Salary:

Duration: Freelance


We are looking for a skilled information specialist whose focus is legal research. You will work closely with key members of the organization to research, analyze and break down newsworthy legal issues and cases in the news. This specialist will also provide well-sourced, detailed information that confirms facts, adds context, and informs our national audience.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Break down newsworthy court cases and legal issues into layman’s terms
  • Produce briefing books and backgrounders that will be distributed throughout the organization.
  • Provide information for special projects and planned events like Congressional hearings, elections, and topical town halls.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • J.D. and Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2+ years of experience in a research role or strong internships in a professional live news environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including regular weekend hours, early mornings or evenings, and holidays
  • Ability to juggle multiple assignments under tight deadlines
  • Research experience using PACER, Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, Accurint, and other research databases.
  • Strong knowledge of criminal law and procedure
  • Familiarity with legal procedure and the federal court system
  • Ability to interpret law and regulations into layman’s terms
  • Ability to clearly and concisely explain the significance of cases, including those before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Ability to compare statutes and regulations across jurisdictions, including constructing and updating 50 state surveys on a variety of topics (marijuana, minimum wage, capital punishment, etc.)

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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