Full Time Job

Senior Editor, News Desk

Fox News

New York, NY 02-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox News Digital is looking for an experienced Senior Editor to join our team leading news coverage for FoxNews.com & FoxBusiness.com. You have previously led a news desk or large team of reporters and editors in a major newsroom. You will be responsible for directing editorial coverage by assigning stories, editing, and approving pitches from reporters and editors across all verticals. Your team is responsible for covering the full range of breaking news of general assignment, political and business coverage. You are fluent in AP style, have the ability to bring copy to life, and understand our dynamic audience. You are skilled at turning sharp, fast stories, headlines and captions in high-pressure, breaking news situations. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and have previous experience in news & political journalism.

You may be offered one of the following shifts or ranges in the schedules as follows: Sunday thru Thursday or Wednesday thru Sunday 6am to 2pm or 7am to 3pm OR Sunday thru Thursday 2pm to 10pm

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work directly with Managing Editors & Deputy Managing Editors on newsgathering for your team of editors and reporters
• Assign stories for day to day news coverage, as well as long term planning when necessary
• Approve and reject pitches from reporters and editors that touch all content verticals on the news desk
• Work quickly in breaking news situations to help our news team be fast and precise
• Write & report when necessary

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• At least 6 years of experience in news, TV or daily video
• Prior management experience for 3 years in a newsroom setting overseeing a team of reporters & editors when applicable
• Prior experience with digital analytics (Chartbeat, Adobe Analytics etc.) to monitor, build traffic is required
• Experience using content management systems
• Knowledge of AP style, exceptional knowledge of current events & politics
• Proven organizational ability to ensure editorial standards are upheld, demands from across company platforms are addressed and smooth handover is made to next shift
• Strong SEO and social media skills
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to pivot between breaking news stories and in-depth projects with longer deadlines
• Ability/flexibility to work mornings, evenings or weekends as required; possess ''on-call'' mentality and be prepared to work under emergency or breaking news conditions
• A self-starter with excellent news judgment for a digital audience

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

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Company Profile
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.