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Multimedia Reporters Training Program, General Assignment

Fox News

Los Angeles, CA 03-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Fox News Multimedia Reporters Training Program, General Assignment (Various Locations)

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Fox News Multimedia Reporters Training Program (MMR) is part of FOX's ongoing mission to invest in talent. It was implemented in 2011 to build a pipeline for the next generation of skilled, hardworking multiplatform journalists. The Multimedia Reporters operate as one-person-bands with the ability to go live virtually anytime, anywhere. Throughout this two-year experience, the reporters are provided with the tools, resources and guidance to develop a comprehensive skill set that prepares them for future work in the field.

As a General Assignment Multimedia Reporter, each day you will gather news information, conduct live and taped interviews, write stories and deliver news reports across all Fox News Media platforms. You will respond to breaking news on short notice in your region and at times, nationwide. You will also develop unique stories for enterprise pieces that appeal to a national audience.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Initiate and create news content for daily stories and breaking news across multiple FOX platforms, including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Weather, Fox News Digital, Fox News EDGE, and Fox News Radio
• Research, write, produce, edit and report original news stories, including appropriate video, graphics and audio packages
• Shoot, edit and transmit content in the field utilizing FOX-provided equipment for daily and breaking news coverage
• Communicate with management regarding story development while working alongside news managers, assignment editors and producers to generate news packages
• Establish a strong network of sources and contacts within the community to develop story leads and ongoing relationships

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Professional on-camera/field reporting experience, maximum of 3 years
• A strong grasp of national politics
• Ability to relocate to a new city with a 30-day or less notice
• Ability to work independently in a fast paced news environment
• A valid driver's license and safe driving record

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER
• A four-year college degree, emphasis in Communications or Journalism, with a minimum 3.0 GPA

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
• Experience reporting for a local television station and/or college television station
• Exceptional writing, research, and on-air presentation skills including knowledge of AP style
• Adept in the field and capable of responsibly handling a live news situation
• Strong working knowledge of multimedia production, including previous experience with non-linear editing and CMS platforms
• Ability to work independently and unilaterally with minimum on-site support and supervision
• A team player who takes initiative
• Ability to relocate to any location - geographic mobility is a must
• Ability to work nights, holidays and weekends, often with short notice
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
• Must be willing to sign a two-year employment contract
• Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S.

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS
• Exceptional candidates who have a natural affinity for storytelling, a love for news, a strong work ethic and a passion to succeed
• A candidate must be able to work independently, have outstanding time management skills and complete required assignments on deadline
• Prior experience within the field as a general assignment reporter, reporting and/or editing news stories for all broadcast and digital media platforms

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
• Resume
• Cover letter detailing why Fox News should select you to join our next class of Multimedia Reporters
• On-Air Reel (Include the link to your reel in your resume or cover letter)
• 3 writing samples for print/web (300-500 words), 3 writing samples for TV and 3 writing samples for radio (Include the link(s) to your writing samples in your resume and cover letter)

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Fox News

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 18 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks as the number one business channel on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.