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Production Assistant, Shepard Smith Reporting and Breaking News Division

Job Number: R10002654
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: News, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: May 22, 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 Production Assistant to work with Shepard Smith Reporting & the Breaking News Division, covering the biggest stories of the day. You have a great sense of communication and the ability to work well on a team. You are used to working in a fast- paced environment, and you can stay calm when major news breaks.  

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with editors and by yourself to cut video for air under breaking news deadlines
  • Flag potential problems before they affect air
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize various simultaneous projects
  • Communicate with producers during the show about the status of upcoming video
  • Pitch story ideas for the team

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Excellent spelling and grammar skills, and solid editorial judgement
  • Strong experience with digital and social media
  • Experience with video editing software
  • Strong knowledge of current events
  • 1-2 years of live television experience is a plus
  • The perfect candidate will be assertive, enthusiastic about the news, and willing to learn new skills on the job
  • Experience with iNews preferred

Please attach a resume to be considered, applications without resumes will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

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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