FOX News Channel is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. FOX News finished 2018 as the most-watched basic cable network for the third consecutive year in both primetime and total day among total viewers, and has held its number one national cable news channel status for 68 consecutive quarters. FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
Fox News is looking for a creative, organized, motivated, curious individual with strong editorial and logistical skills to fill a freelancer producer position in our Washington D.C Bureau from now April 30, 2019 (with possible extension). The freelance producer will be responsible for working with reporters to set up interviews, obtain information, write scripts, build graphics and deliver compelling live shots and packages.
You will be offered the following shift: Weekdays and Weekends: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM or 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Find elements, log events, and identify news developments
Remain up-to-date and familiar with daily developments on Washington-based and political stories
Work with reporters to set up interviews, ask questions and obtain information to craft and produce live shots and packages
Monitor wires, social media and other broadcast networks for news developments
Build graphics, chyrons and lower thirds for story delivery
Pitch story ideas
Work with editors to make sure we deliver visually compelling stories
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Bachelors degree is preferred
At least 8 years of experience in a local or national newsroom
Experience with producing news, live shots and packages
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 set up interviews and gather news
A self-starter attitude with the ability to work independently and 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
Familiarity with iNews, Outlook and ScheduAll is a plus
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.