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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANYFox News Channel
Fox News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by Company, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
Fox News 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 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. A natural curiosity of news is a must.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Assign, move and adjust crew coverage to keep the network competitive at all times
Work with beat producers to plan and adjust coverage as news breaks
Monitor wires, social media and other broadcast networks for news developments
Reache 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
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
A Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of 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
Keen understanding of how to gather news LIVE in the Washington, D.C. area
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
A self-starter attitude with the flexibility to work independently, as well as in a team setting
Willingness to work multiple positions on the assignment desk
Ability to multitask, prioritize and work in a fast paced environment on a daily basis, and especially in breaking news situations
NICE TO HAVES
Familiarity with iNews, Outlook and ScheduAll a plus
Knowledge of the DC area a plus
Please attach a resume to be considered, applications without resumes will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.
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.
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