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Assignment Editor

Fox Corporation, Washington, DC USA

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

Duration: Full-Time


Fox Business 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. The Assignment Editor works 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, Federal Reserve, Treasury, and other venues in DC. The Assignment Editor also prioritizes incoming editorial & logistical information and ensures it is clearly communicated to those who need it. Aggressively seeking out additional information and pitching stories is critical to success in this position.

Anticipated work days/hours: Weekdays 5 am - 2 pm

Must be flexible with your schedule, willing to work multiple positions on the assignment desk, and willing to work on weekends, as needed.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assign, move, and adjust crew coverage to keep the network competitive at all times
  • Work with 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
  • Pitch stories and work with reporter teams to draft compelling daily written story pitches to the network

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in a local or national newsroom
  • A natural curiosity of news
  • Strong logistical and editorial skills with knowledge of business news as well as national and international politics
  • Familiarity with the various D.C. government agencies
  • 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
  • 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

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Knowledge of the DC area
  • Familiarity with iNews, Outlook, and ScheduAll

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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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