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Booker, Varney & Co.

Job Number: R10003041
Brand: Fox Business Network
Job Type: News, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: June 7, 2018
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Business Network

FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN launched in October 2007 and is available in more than 80 million homes in major markets across the United States. Owned by 21st Century Fox, the network has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and London.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Booker to join our Varney team. As the Booker you know what it takes to get the exclusive. You have the right attitude and understand the level of commitment to get the job done. Your high level of interest in business news, politics, current events, and cultural stories that generate buzz on social media will allow you to excel in this role. You are a team player who possesses strong communication skills and works well under pressure.

You will be assigned the following shift: Monday- Friday 5:30AM-3:30PM EST

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Book dynamic and high-profile guests for top-rated business program in daytime
  • Bring new guests to the show
  • Identify and pitch stories and guests appropriate for the show and each individual hour
  • Prepare appropriate research for pitch meetings with producers and anchor
  • Conduct pre-interviews with guests
  • Respond quickly to breaking news during and after regular hours
  • Plan for anticipated future news events
  • Suggest segments for social media
  • Cut video and sound, and make graphics as needed

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ years of television news experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think fast and react to breaking news
  • Creative thinking and a passion for news and current events
  • Availability via email or phone during off-hours or weekends, as needed for breaking news or other changes to the show lineup

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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