Full Time Job

Research / Planning Coordinator, Livenow

Fox TV Stations

Remote / Virtual 7 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We're hiring a Research/Planning Coordinator to join the team behind LiveNOW from FOX, FOX TV Stations' national live streaming news product. Reporting to the Executive Producer, the Research/Planning Coordinator will focus on the future, planning coverage of important news and events weeks and even months in advance, in coordination with key players across FOX.

Does this sound like you? You're a self-proclaimed news junkie who is quick-thinking, curious and always in the know. You know a big story when you hear it. Digging for details gives you life, and you know exactly where to look. You can track down anyone, anywhere-- and get them to talk! You love making new connections, and your list of contacts is constantly growing. You thrive in a team-oriented environment that is always changing. Organization is your superpower, and that's an understatement!

The person we're looking for is a proactive, resourceful, meticulously-organized journalist who is always thinking two (or 12?) steps ahead. If that's you, we need you on this team.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan future coverage around major news events and stories, including developing segments, arranging interviews, coordinating live feeds and securing other relevant content. Contribute to and assist in managing group editorial calendar. Research potential stories and guests, regularly providing a comprehensive list of possible story ideas for on-air team. Closely coordinate with partners at FTS stations and around FOX to secure access to the best possible content. Connect with potential guests and contributors to help build relationships for future coverage opportunities. Keep platform marketing and sales teams in the loop on planning and future opportunities to highlight coverage of key events. Stay up-to-date on news and current events. Adhere to journalistic standards. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 2+ years experience of editorial planning/producing for a news organization preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field. Tech-savvy multitasker with excellent communication and networking skills. Superior news judgment. Impeccable organization and planning skills. Unparalleled attention to detail. Proficient in tools used for web-based newsgathering tools, content creation and monitoring digital analytics. Social media expert. Thrive under pressure. Varied hours including weekends and holidays as required. Will consider remote work from Phoenix, Orlando or other east coast location.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmxj1v-3-235-120-150-42 in your application.