FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the US These include stations located in 14 of the top 15 largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce approximately 1,200 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network's national content.
We're hiring a Digital Journalist to join the team behind LiveNOW, FOX TV Stations' national live streaming news product. LiveNOW is focused on bringing users the most relevant and engaging live news coverage occurring right now across the country and the world, seamlessly moving between the biggest events and stories as they happen. LiveNOW is always raw, live and unfiltered, with limited commentary and no opinion.
Reporting to the Executive Producer, the Digital Journalist will curate, produce and host live coverage of breaking news and important events as they happen, giving users an in-the-moment view of what's going on right now. This position is based in LiveNOW's east coast newsroom at FOX 35 Orlando.
Does this sound like you? You're smart, fast on your feet, team-oriented and full of energy. A true storyteller at heart, you know a big news story when you hear it. You're a self-professed news junkie who always knows what's going on-- everywhere. Digging for details gives you life… and you know exactly where to look. When asked whether you're a host, reporter or producer, your answer is D = all of the above. Content is your passion, but you've got tech chops and you're not afraid to use them. You thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment and crave the chance to try something new. Every. Single. Day.
The person we're looking for lives and breathes to break national news and report on history as it unfolds, live as it happens. If that's you, we need you on our team.
Responsibilities: Gather, produce and present original content live, including breaking news and coverage of major news events, on digital, social, streaming and broadcast platforms nationwide. Simultaneously manage content and live video production, including video switching and graphics. Monitor live video feeds, newsgathering tools and social media for the latest information and content. Maintain constant communication with FOX O&O stations as well as other internal and external partners to coordinate receiving video and new information. Stay up-to-date on news and current events. Pitch story ideas and contribute to editorial process. Monitor real-time analytics. Adhere to journalistic standards. Assist in planning. Produce for other Digital Journalists. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.
Requirements: 3+ years experience reporting and hosting live news coverage on digital and social platforms preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field. Excellent live communicator with the ability to host continuous coverage over extended periods. Tech-savvy multitasker with strong knowledge of the technical aspects of digital news production, including live streaming and video publishing. Experience operating a TriCaster or similar video production system a plus. Proficient in tools used for web-based newsgathering tools, content creation and monitoring digital analytics. Superior news judgement. Social media expert. Overwhelming attention to detail. Thrive under pressure. Varied hours including weekends and holidays as required.
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