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Overnight Breaking/Trending News Editor (Los Angeles or New York)

Job Number: R10001932
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: Editorial, News
Location: Los Angeles, California, 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

As an Overnight Breaking/Trending News Editor, you’ll be reporting breaking and developing stories, live-blogging events and sending push alerts. When you’re not reacting to breaking news, you’ll find and write stories that have the potential to go viral. You’re a competitive self-starter with strong news judgment who thrives under pressure and keeps a laser-sharp focus on metrics.

You will be assigned the following shift: Sunday-Thursday overnights, from 10:30p-6:30a Eastern Time (7:30p-3:30a Pacific Time).

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Covering major breaking news stories, from writing initial copy to live-blogging events to alerting content
  • Finding stories through social media and hyperlocal websites to write and publish on Foxnews.com before they go viral
  • Writing engaging, SEO-friendly headlines
  • Running the FoxNews.com homepage 1-2 shifts per week, with additional shifts as needed when homepage editor is off
  • Looking for opportunities to proactively build content for upcoming events and stories
  • Participating in broader strategic discussions

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 2-4 years of newsroom experience
  • Strong news judgment and knowledge of current events
  • Experience writing on deadline for a major news website
  • Must be a skilled, fast writer and self-editor with strong AP Style skills
  • The desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment
  • Experience using Chartbeat, Omniture and CrowdTangle
  • Ablity to work independently
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism

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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