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Overnight Writer, News Edge

Job Number: R10001791
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: News, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: April 13, 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 dedicated Overnight Writer to join our Fox News Edge team. The News Edge Overnight Writer is responsible for creating and overseeing the production of news content for distribution to 172 News Edge national and international affiliates via the Edge Cloud service. You are a team player with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. You are comfortable working under tight deadlines in a fast- paced environment.


Likely Schedule: Sunday- Thursday 9:30pm- 6:30am

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPOSIBILITIES 

  • Write and format original news scripts 
  • Manage and edit video assets  
  • Screen video for potentially litigious elements
  • Create & ingest graphics
  • Collaborate with digital and cable channel staff on stories available for the affiliates
  • Pitch, research and execute stories
  • Provide customer service

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Solid news judgment
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge and experience with digital content and analytics
  • Ability to work with others under strict pressure to meet imposed deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in related field)
  • Writing experience at a legitimate news organization
  • Strong knowledge of current events
  • Willingness to work flexible hours e.g. overnight, early AM, late night & weekends
  • Local news affiliate experience 
  • Experience with Content Management Systems
  • Customer service experience


 

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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