Contract Job

Booker, The Story With Martha Maccallum

Fox News

New York, NY 05-20-2020
  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

We are looking for a confident, highly motivated, proactive Booker to join our team. As a Booker for The Story with Martha MacCallum, you will be responsible for securing interviews with high profile politicians, newsmakers, and everyday people. You perform your best under deadline pressure and know what it takes to get the exclusive. You must have excellent people skills and understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships with potential guests & your co-workers. You thrive in a collaborative team environment and want to contribute to something great every single day.

• Book guests under the deadline pressure of a daily live show
• Track down difficult-to-find people using social media & other tools
• Work collaboratively with co-workers to determine the best approach to securing high-profile interviews
• Conduct in-depth research and pre-interviews as well as suggest questions for the host
• Pitch unique stories and guests of interest to our audience

• Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of prior television (or similar) experience
• Ability to establish/build relationships with guests and high profile newsmakers
• Ability to maintain those relationships when bookings need to be canceled or rescheduled
• Willingness to see the big picture, and put the show's best interests above all else
• Understanding that the news never stops, and some work may be required outside regular hours
• Ability to work from home / telecommute when necessary

• An extensive rolodex with contacts in politics
• Experience tracking down hard-to-find people using social media, LexisNexus, Accurint, etc.

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.
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