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Desk Assistant

Fox News

New York, NY 3 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a highly motivated, pro-active Freelance Desk Assistant to join our Assignment Desk team at our headquarters in New York City. As a Desk Assistant you have exquisite editorial judgment and will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. Desk Assistants report directly to the Affiliate Manager and work closely with assignment editors, field producers and line producers, as well as other Fox News units, to integrate our coverage throughout all Fox News platforms.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Build strong relationships with Assignment Desks at Fox affiliates and other news service partners
• Communicate with officials and sources for editorial information
• Monitor both traditional & social media for breaking news stories
• Identify news video and soundbites for breaking news stories
• Acquire news material for use on FNC and our properties

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• A passion for current and breaking events
• A love for problem solving
• An interest in international news
• Ability to find breaking news stories and identify where to get the latest editorial information
• Strong editorial judgement
• Willingness and ability to work any shift, any day of the week, including overnights
• Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER
• Bachelor's degree

#EntryLevel #EarlyCareer

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjvq2e-34-231-243-21-42 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 recently announced AVOD platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 19 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.