Contract Job

Writer / Reporter, Lifestyle

Fox News

New York, NY 05-22-2020
 
  • Paid
  • Contract
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Fox News Digital Lifestyle team is seeking a freelance Lifestyle Reporter to produce a high volume of content for FoxNews.com, sourced from news sites, press releases, original sources, social media platforms, and online forums. You will be tasked with closely following trending topics of interest to the FoxNews.com Lifestyle reader, and also mining potential story pitches from platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as online forums including Reddit, wedding blogs or parenting forums, among others. The Lifestyle Reporter would then be responsible for using these posts to turn around several short-form articles for any of several Lifestyle sections, including but not limited to Travel, Relationships, Style/Beauty, Parenting, and Fitness/Wellbeing. This is not an on-air position.

Please note that this freelance role is a short-term assignment.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Monitor social media platforms and forums for the latest breaking or trending news items of interest to Fox News Lifestyle readers
• Produce several pieces of content, per day, based on trending news items of interest to Lifestyle readers, as well as social media posts, photographs, or online forum posts from travel companies, restaurant brands, fashion brands, fitness models, travel bloggers, wedding parties, concerned parents, etc.
• Work efficiently to identify, report, write, edit and publish daily articles under strict deadlines
• Work with partner sites and affiliates to identify and syndicate partner content that would be of interest to the Lifestyle audience
• Manage a portion of the homepage to maximize traffic to the Lifestyle section
• Monitor site traffic and analytics to maximize page views, unique users, and media initiates
• Research, write and contribute articles to ongoing Features series
• Update the Lifestyle social media accounts

WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Close familiarity with social media platforms and forums including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, etc.
• The ability to identify trending news or viral trends impacting, or being of interest to, readers of the Fox News Lifestyle verticals
• Background reporting and writing for Lifestyle verticals preferred
• Relevant writing experience for online publications
• Familiarity with Photoshop or photo-editing software
• Thorough knowledge of Associated Press style guide
• Excellent communication skills

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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.