Operations Manager, Assignment Desk

Fox Corporation, New York, NY USA

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

Duration: Full-Time

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


  • Coordinate the hiring staff with Desk Management team.
  • Coordinate integration of new technologies into Desk workflow, working with Engineering, New Technologies, and Finance. Train desk staff on usage.
  • Coordinate weekly National Desk schedules.
  • Coordinate regional editors and ensure they are responding to requests in timely manner.
  • Coordinate affiliate contacts with NewsEdge director.
  • Onboard new employees and ensure they have access/logins to our systems.
  • Confirm and approve National Desk time entries in WorkDay. (Timesheets)
  • Train staff on usage of platforms used in our workflow.
  • Work with NewsEdge Director to ensure the Fox|Fam Affiliate directory is up to date.
  • Attend NAC calls with NewsEdge Director to represent the National Assignment Desk.
  • Attend Fox O&O Ops Manager calls to represent the National Assignment Desk. This includes calls with LiveU, LTN, & WMVision.
  • Monitor email groups and ensure no unauthorized individuals get themselves added.
  • Monitor for breaking news and coordinate coverage with Bureau Chiefs and Regional editors.
  • Monitor both traditional & social media for breaking news stories.
  • Create daily Fox News Outlook for the next day (on Fridays, next 3 days, Sat-Mon). Get Preliminary outlook emailed out by approx. 4pm. Send out more finalized version at approximately 8pm.
  • Create Slack posts for Outlook Prelim & Who’s Where.
  • Assist MMR Director in setting records for his team’s live reports on O&Os.
  • Route LTN & LiveU signals for regional editors.
  • Update schedules as needed following sick calls.
  • Schedule Special Report bump shots.
  • Enter Jira Sat Desk Transmission requests for next day’s reporter lives.
  • Build strong relationships with Assignment Desks at Fox affiliates and other news service partners.
  • Communicate with officials and sources for editorial information.
  • 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.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field of study preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years of network or major media market newsgathering experience.
  • Strong editorial judgement.
  • Interest and general understanding of newsgathering technology.
  • 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.

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.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands.

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $102,500.00-137,500.00 annually for New York City and Westchester County, NY. This role is also eligible for various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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About Fox Corporation


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.

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