OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANYFox News ChannelFox 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.
Fox News is looking for a strong journalist who understands sourcing, fact checking, balancing and vetting editorial information. As the Nightside Manager you will be responsible for overseeing the DC Bureau and its’ editorial process in the evening hours. You will work with reporters and DC show producers to make sure editorial policies set up by the D.C. Bureau Chief and Managing Editor are followed. You will take a handover from the Bureau Chief, Assignment Manager and other dayside bureau managers and will supervise the night side team, to react to breaking news, plan next day coverage, run crews, oversee desk network pools, and adapt to accommodate prime time show needs. You will make sure the bureau is set up for the next day’s coverage, updating pitches and changing assignments as news develops.
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED
A Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of experience, including leading or managing in a broadcast, print or digital work environment
Exceptional editorial judgment and intricate knowledge of national and international politics
Strong contacts and knowledge of the White House, Capitol Hill, and federal agencies
Knowledge and ability to stay current on transmission technology, including Links, Live U, cell, Microwave and Satellite
Knowledge of network pool operations at the desk level with an emphasis on understanding the unilateral benefit
A self-starter attitude with the ability to work independently as well as on a team
Ability to work in a fast paced environment while multitasking and prioritizing on a daily basis; especially in breaking news situations
Strong logistical, communication, hiring, leadership, and mentoring skills
Availability to answer questions on coverage and staffing at all hours.
Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion based on bureau and breaking news needs
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.