Sports Reporter (Freelance)
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)
We are looking for a Freelance Sports Reporter to join Fox News Audio. In this position, you will write, produce, and voice several reports an hour for our SiriusXM satellite channel, Fox News Headlines 24/7. As the Freelance Sports Reporter, you will report on and cover scores, stories, live events, and breaking news to a national audience. The Freelance Sports Reporter will also file reports for our terrestrial network newscasts and affiliate partner stations. This is a fast-moving environment! Your ability to thrive in a fast-paced deadline-driven newsroom allows you to deliver top-quality sports reports. You excel at multi-tasking and pay close attention to details. Your writing and editing skills are excellent and your editorial judgment is first-rate.
Shifts: Weekend mornings, afternoons, – plus opportunities to fill in during weekday shifts.
*In order to be considered for this position you must attach a link to your reel*
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
- Cover breaking sports news, events, stories and scores
- Provide live reports on air for multiple audio departments, as well as produce taped content for off-hours
- Manage and keep clear communication with Editors, Assignment desk and Anchors
- Present all stories, original, breaking, and aggregated, in an accessible, consistent, and compelling style.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- 5+ years of national or major market experience covering sports, news is a plus
- Ability to provide a clear and crisp writing style, while maintaining a casual delivery
- Must have a firm knowledge base of sports and have the desire to quickly and accurately present the sports news of the day to a large listening audience
- Ability to work under deadlines/pressure in a fast-paced newsroom environment is crucial
- Audio editing proficiency (Adobe Audition, Cool-Edit, etc.)
- Solid news judgment and a passion for accuracy
- Excellent writing, producing and communication skills
- Collaborate closely with editors and fellow reporters
NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER
- Knowledge of iNews, Dalet
- Bachelor’s degree
- Prior experience as a News Anchor
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.
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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: $31.49-35.09 per hour. We provide Freelancers medical/dental/vision insurance and 401k after they meet eligibility criteria and any State required time-off, in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
About 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 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, 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.