Full Time Job

Political Reporter

Fox TV Stations

Seattle, WA 11-04-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of US television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, DC and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.


FOX 13 and FOX 13+ is seeking a reporter to cover politics and government at all levels in the Puget Sound region. The political reporter will develop contacts with local, state and federal offices to break news on TV and online about local elected officials and the policies they set. The successful candidate should be a terrific writer, who can take complex policy positions, and explain them in ways that voters can understand. The political reporter will pitch important daily stories as well as enterprise reporting that can shed light on a particular local issue. They will also cover political campaigns, and they should treat election night like their Super Bowl!

RESPONSIBILITIES: The political reporter will actively report daily news and original features for FOX 13's broadcast and digital platforms. They should have deep contacts in various government offices, including those of city leaders, state leaders, members of congress, and other local and regional agencies. The political reporter will be based in Seattle, but will often report from Olympia, especially when the legislature is in session. They will not be afraid to break news online before filing a story for the next live newscast. They will also work with campaigns and political offices to secure exclusive interviews with newsmakers and key elected officials.

REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate will be immersed in the world of local, state and national politics. They should be able to report from the field during live newscasts, and be present in the studio on various election nights. The political reporter should have a strong digital media footprint, with a history of breaking stories online. A minimum of five years on-air reporting experience in a medium to large TV market is required. This is a full time position that could occasionally include changes to a schedule to properly cover campaigns, elections and other political events. A valid driver's license and credit card is required.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d98n7k-3-81-89-248-42 in your application.