Full Time Job

Sr. Digital Journalist, Livenow

Fox TV Stations

Orlando, FL 07-19-2021
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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.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We're hiring a Senior Digital Journalist to join the team behind LiveNOW from FOX, FOX TV Stations' national live streaming news product. Reporting to the Executive Producer, the Senior Digital Journalist will curate, produce and host live coverage of breaking news and important events as they happen, while also serving as a team leader amongst their peers- helping to champion growth and evolution of the product. This position is based at LiveNOW's east coast headquarters inside FOX 35 Orlando.

Does this sound like you? You're smart, fast on your feet, extremely 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 love taking the lead on projects and will do whatever it takes to help your hard-working teammates. You don't just want to be ON the team. You want to make the team better. You thrive in a fast-paced, challenging, collaborative environment and crave the chance to try something new. Every. Single. Day.

The person we're looking for lives and breathes digital news, is driven by an intense passion for storytelling and is all in to support their team. 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. Take an active role in ''championing'' the LiveNOW mission, engaging with key players at FTS stations to reinforce needs and improve the collaborative process. Help identify future digital journalists and play a key role in training new staff on all technical, editorial and presentation aspects of LiveNOW. Take an active role in growing and evolving the product, participating in strategy sessions to plan and execute programming changes designed to attract new audience. Work hand-in-hand with LiveNOW leadership to develop and execute digital strategy. 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 and serve as mentor to other Digital Journalists. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 5+ years experience reporting and hosting live news coverage, including breaking news, on broadcast, 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. Team leader who has a track record of taking ownership and successfully executing key projects or initiatives. 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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyk1x3-3-236-84-188-42 in your application.