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Content Producer, Facebook Watch Platform

Job Number: R10002985
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: Editorial, News, 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

“Fox News Update” on the Facebook Watch Platform will focus on up-to-the minute breaking news, and the most compelling stories of the day. As the Content Producer you will organize strong, interesting, audience-driven reports for Facebook. This unique opportunity allows you to combine your passion for journalism with the newest tools and unparalleled reach of digital media. You will be responsible for creating five minute segments of original, exclusive news content for FNC on Facebook Watch. This is a one-year project based-contract role. 

This is a shift based opportunity, assigned shift may be:

Monday- Friday – 3AM-11AM

Monday- Friday – 10AM-6PM

Wednesday- Sunday – 3AM- 11AM

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pitch story ideas and segments for the Facebook Watch Platform, and take ownership from conception to completion
  • Find the most compelling video and photo content for segments
  • Line produce news and original programming and take it live to Facebook  
  • Lead daily content planning and post-show meetings
  • Update content as stories change, including researching, writing, and editing
  • Collaborate and communicate with Senior and Executive Producers
  • Coordinate and implement cross-platform promotion of Facebook Watch
  • Manage regular reports on content to finance and senior leadership
  • Communicate needs and issues with designated liaison at Facebook Watch
  • Promote Facebook Watch on various social media platforms
  • Identify new content types and technologies that help us reach larger audiences
  • Support creative processes, content development, and production

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 3+ years of experience in live television, including control room experience
  • Experience as a producer/line producer for cable, broadcast, or digital programming
  • Strong news judgment and  ability to find new and engaging ways to present information
  • Exceptional writing skill, with a conversational style
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of Easycut
  • Production experience in both breaking news and feature reporting
  • Solid understanding of social media analytics and AEM content management system
  •  Ability to work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field

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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