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Assignment Editor, Freelance/News Experience

Fox Corporation, New York, NY USA

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

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Freelance


Fox News is looking for a highly motivated, pro-active, Freelance Assignment Editor to join our Assignment Desk at our headquarters in New York City. We are looking for individuals with strong news judgment who will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. The Freelance Assignment Editor will work closely with field producers and line producers, as well as other Fox News units, to integrate our coverage throughout all Fox News platforms.

Applicants should be available to work all shifts on all days. (AM, PM, Overnight; Weekdays & Weekends)

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILTIES

Build strong relationships with Assignment Desks at Fox affiliates and other news service partners

Communicate with officials and source for editorial information

Monitor both traditional & social media for breaking news stories

Identify news video and soundbites for breaking news stories

Source and clear new media material from various online sources, including social media sites and aggregator sites

Find breaking news stories and identifying where to get the latest editorial information

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

3-5 years of network or major media market newsgathering experience

Strong editorial judgement

A passion for current and breaking events

Familiarity with iNews

Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom

Knowledge of and experience covering national and regional interest breaking news stories, and coordination of field teams

Someone who loves problem solving

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

Bachelor’s Degree

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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