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  Assignment Editor
Industry: TV - Digital Job Posted: 11/23/2018
Location: Northeast Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD

Job Description:

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 21st Century Fox, 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.


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
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


A Bachelorís 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


Familiarity with iNews, Outlook and ScheduAll a plus

Knowledge of the DC area a plus



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