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Freelance Production Assistant, Media Desk

Job Number: R10001217
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: June 6, 2018
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox News Channel

Fox News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a talented production assistant to join our Media Desk . You will be a self- starter with stellar communication skills. You have a positive attitude and you are highly organized. You will be able to perform well under the pressure of a live news environment. You are eager to advance within the company and you are a quick learner.

Schedule varies depending on news; candidate must be able to work flexible shifts including weekends and holidays.  

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attaching editorial meta-data (text information) to large volumes of incoming daily video
  • Providing shot-by-shot logs for video specifically selected for permanent archive.
  • Using video hardware to ingest physical media into a digital system.
  • Transcribing important speeches as it pertains to breaking news situations.
  • Monitoring quality control standards with correct video and levels

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting, Journalism or Communications is preferred
  • Knowledge of iNews and Ardome is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of current events
  • Experience with multi-tasking several projects
  • Excellent editorial judgment

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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