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Freelance Desk Assistant

Fox Corporation, Washington, DC USA

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

Duration: Freelance


Fox News is looking for a Freelance Desk Assistant to join our Assignment Desk team in the DC Bureau. As a Freelance Desk Assistant, you will work on the Assignment Desk as an assistant to the Assignment Editor in coordinating coverage, moving crews, answering phones, reaching out to agencies for information and reacting to breaking news in a fast-paced 24-hour news environment. Other duties include working with our production team and editors to search VIZ and Ardome to find and match appropriate video to live television scripts. You are a curious individual that is hungry to learn, willing to ask questions and works daily to build your skills.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Assignment Editor is dispatching crews and keeping track of guest requests and crew movements
  • Field calls from those inside the company and outside the company assisting in tracking information
  • Monitor news and reach out to appropriate authorities to attempt to confirm breaking news information
  • Work alongside the Assignment Editor in monitoring developing news stories
  • Assist in logging DC news events with an emphasis on highlighting new developments
  • 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

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Experience in a local or national newsroom.
  • Strong logistical and editorial skills with knowledge of national and international politics
  • Familiarity with the various D.C. government agencies
  • Being a self-starter who can work independently, as well as a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and prioritize on a daily basis, and especially in breaking news situations
  • Must be willing to work weekends, overnights, early mornings and late shifts

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of the DC area
  • Familiarity with iNews and Outlook

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.