Contract Job

Comedy Writer, Gutfeld

Fox News

New York, NY 09-09-2022
 
  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Freelance Comedy Writer, Gutfeld!

JOB DESCRIPTION

Gutfeld! is looking for a strong Freelance Comedy Writer who is equally passionate about comedy and current events. The Freelance Comedy Writer is a proactive individual who can write smart, crisp copy with an edge. You are knowledgeable about politics, social trends, pop culture and can view stories from a unique perspective. Your responsibilities will include writing accurate segment copy that's rich with humor, punch, and irony. The Freelance Comedy Writer will also help with package writing and field shoots. You are a team player who can hit the ground running while working with diverse editorial staff, guests, and technical team. Familiarity with the show and its audience is critical.

This is a part-time, freelance position. You must be available to work 4 - 5 days per week.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Research and craft stories in a humorous way that resonates with our viewers
• Write unique, sharp, funny copy for our nightly show
• Work closely with talent and staff on daily story ideas and unique content
• Suggest best visual elements to complement scripts and bring segments to life
• Pitch story ideas
• Scour the internet and social media for unique, funny stories and elements

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience
• 3+ years of professional and comedy writing experience
• Thorough knowledge of current events, US politics, foreign policy and history
• Demonstrated ability to write creative, edgy and funny stories
• Solid news judgment and understanding of fair and balanced comedy and journalism
• Capable of working harder & faster during breaking news without compromising accuracy

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpbnv9-34-229-119-176-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Fox News

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the newly announced platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 20 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.