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Booker

Job Number: R10005477
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: News, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: October 1, 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

 As the Booker, you understand the importance of the “first phone call”.  You can reel in the big get before anyone else is even awake!  You know what it takes to get the exclusive.  You have the right attitude and understand the level of commitment required to get the job done.

You will be assigned the following shift: Wednesday - Sunday

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pitch unique and interesting stories that our viewers will relate to
  • Conduct research and compile well rounded pre- interviews
  • Manage daily deadline turnarounds of a live-show
  • Strategize with colleagues on best booking approaches
  • Handle logistics, guest greeting, travel arrangements and booking needs for guests and hosts

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • A bachelor’s degree and or relevant work experience is preferred
  • An extensive rolodex and the ability to book everyone from high-profile guests, celebrities and people at the center of major news stories
  • At least two years of booking experience
  • 3 years of experience in television
  • Strong editorial judgement
  • A passion for current events
  • Willing and able to work under tight deadline pressures while juggling long-term bookings
  • Given a topic, must be able to brainstorm relevant guests
  • Researching using Lexis Nexus, Accurint, INEWS
  • Finding people via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit

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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