Full Time Job

Assignment Desk Assistant

Fox Sports

Los Angeles, CA 06-16-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

The Assignment Desk Assistant serves on the staff of the FOX Sports Assignment Desk and takes on day-to-day tasks to ensure deadlines and Desk operations are completed. The Desk Assistant will work on tight deadlines and must prioritize needs for many entities including FOX Sports, FS1, and FOX local affiliate stations, and more.

• Uploading video for FOX local affiliate stations to support their sports coverage
• Acquiring and downloading videos via FTP and file-transfer methods for FOX Sports properties and ensuring said media is properly archived
• Answering phone and email requests from both internal FOX Sports departments and outside entities
• Facilitating clearances of media from non-FOX entities via social media or licensing
• Assisting in newsgathering for all FOX Sports Programming and booking transmission, studio talkbacks, and home cams as assigned by senior staff
• Ensuring events are recorded properly
• Excellent communication skills are needed to work with both internal staff, affiliates, and outside media outlets to build up and continue strong working relationships

• 1-2 years experience in sports news operations
• General sports knowledge - teams, players, coaches, key names - of entities in which FOX Sports owns broadcast rights to NFL, MLB, College Football, FIFA World Cup, NASCAR, and more.
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly to department standards
• Basic knowledge of newsroom systems including iNews, Smartsheet, GSuite

• Bachelor's Degree
• Knowledge of using FTP, file transfer mechanisms, and LiveU

#EntryLevel #EarlyCareer

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk9004-44-201-96-43-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes.