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Research Information Specialist, Legal Research

Job Number: R10003574
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: News, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: July 9, 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 an Information Specialist whose focus is legal research regarding various legal issues and cases in the news. We are looking for someone that has a strong knowledge of current events as well as a keen interest in the details of politics, public affairs, and business news to join our team. You will work with colleagues across the organization, including producers, writers and executives to prepare and provide information that confirms facts, adds context, and informs our national audience.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Retrieve, analyze, and confirm news information, facts, statistics, and contacts
  • Produce briefing books and news backgrounders for reporters and producers
  • Assist with providing information for special projects and planned events like Congressional hearings, elections, and topical town halls
  • Proactively provide compelling information for Fox Facts, Tweets and story pitches

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Passion for research, current events, politics, and business          
  • Ability to juggle multiple assignments under tight deadlines
  • 1-2 years of experience in a research role or strong internships in a professional live news environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including regular weekend hours, early mornings or evenings, and holidays
  • Researching using Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, Accurint, and the internet
  • A strong knowledge of criminal law and procedure
  • Familiarity with legal procedure and the federal court system
  • Ability to interpret law and regulations
  • Ability to clearly and concisely explain the significance of cases, including those before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Ability to translate legalese into layman terms
  • Ability to construct and update 50 state surveys on laws including gay marriage, marijuana, etc.

NICE TO HAVE

  • Knowledge of iNews

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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