Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

Fox News

Washington, DC 08-20-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Fox News is looking for an organized, motivated, curious Assignment Editor with strong logistical and editorial skills to join our assignment desk team in the Washington D.C Bureau. The Assignment Editor works with a team of people to coordinate daily news coverage, which includes moving crews, adjusting to cover breaking news and responding to cover a consistent flow of events at the Capitol, White House, Pentagon, State Department and other venues in DC. The Assignment Editor also prioritizes incoming editorial & logistical information and ensures it is clearly communicated to those who need it. Proactively seeking out additional information and pitching stories is critical to success in this position. A natural curiosity of news is a must.

• Assigns, moves, and adjusts crew coverage to keep the network competitive at all times
• Works with beat producers in planning and adjusting coverage as news breaks
• Monitors wires, social media and other broadcast networks for news developments
• Reaches out to agencies, government departments, and FOX personnel to gather and confirm information
• Drafts and distributes information to field, show and network personnel
• Organizes and develops creative plans to maximize limited resources
• Coordinates with field, technical and satellite desk personnel to make sure incoming feeds between DC and NY are prioritized to provide the most competitive coverage
• Trains and works on satellite desk when needed

• 3 years of experience in a local or national newsroom
• Strong logistical and editorial skills with knowledge of national and international politics
• Familiarity with the various D.C. government agencies
• Keen understanding of how to gather news LIVE in the Washington, D.C. area and familiarity with satellite trucks, Live U technology, AVOC and various fiber drops
• Knowledge of network pool operations at the desk level with an emphasis on understanding the unilateral benefit
• Being a self-starter who can work autonomously, as well as a team player
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and prioritize on a daily basis, and especially in breaking news situations

• Bachelor's degree preferred ​
• Knowledge of the DC area a plus
• Familiarity with iNews, Outlook and ScheduAll a plus

Company Profile
Fox News

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 18 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks as the number one business channel on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.