Full Time Job

Booker

Fox News

Washington, DC 07-14-2020
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a Booker to join our FOX News team! We strive for compelling and qualified guests who are experienced in legal, foreign, and political realms, dependent on the top stories of the day. The prospective applicant must be able to work swiftly under pressure, especially during breaking news coverage. Show schedules are privy to change with little to no notice, so applicant must be comfortable working under tight deadlines. As a Booker, you need in-depth knowledge of Capitol Hill, and understand the implications of lawmakers' decisions. You must be persistent in pitching guests who can shed new and profound insights, as well as creating and cultivating ongoing relationships. The perfect candidate must be well-read in all the major newspapers, podcasts, political blogs, and have at least an intermediate understanding of how government operates.

You will be offered the following shift: SUNDAYS THRU THURSDAYS (12:00 noon-8:00 pm)

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Effectively communicate and understand a guest's point of view on relative topics
• Conduct thorough research and compiling well-rounded pre-interviews
• Sift through past TV and print interviews to find relevant sound and perspective for our guests to react to
• Manage daily deadline turnarounds of a live-show
• Strategize with your colleagues on best booking approaches
• Remain tuned in to the day's lead news stories
• Work well independently and in a team environment
• Work in a fast-paced environment where changes happen minute to minute, hour by hour
• WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• A bachelor's degree and or relevant work experience is preferred
• 1-2 years of experience in television
• Previous booking experience
• Extensive Rolodex and can book everyone from high-profile guests, celebrities and people at the center of major news stories
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong editorial judgment and newsgathering skills
• A passion for current events
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where changes happen minute to minute, hour by hour
• Willingness and ability to work under tight deadline pressures while juggling long-term bookings
• Flexibility to work overnight and weekends when breaking news merits
• Ability to keep show team up to speed with current/breaking news during after hours

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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.