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Director, Fox News Edge-Affiliate News Services

Job Number: R10005503
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: Editorial, Management, News, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: October 2, 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 Edge is the affiliate news service with over 170 affiliates. News Edge provides national and international news content, live reports, and streaming media to local Fox affiliates around the country 24/7. We are looking for a forward thinking, passionate people leader to join our team. As the Director you will lead and oversee the strategic operations at Fox News Edge, determining priorities for news content, coverage planning, and coverage of breaking news. You will also oversee our team of journalists, producing hundreds of news items for our cloud-based distribution service.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent Fox News Edge at Fox News Channel editorial meetings and work cooperatively sharing resources with all news divisions
  • Participate closely with senior management at Fox News Channel, to coordinate all production and services, and coverage of breaking news for our affiliates
  • Develop and implement new strategies for production and distribution of content for digital platforms
  • Interview, hire, coach and develop employees; plan, assign, and direct work and appraise performance
  • Interface with clients at local stations and work closely with News Edge Manager of Affiliate Relations
  • Oversee planning for upcoming large events (Super Bowl, Debates, etc)

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a local television affiliate newsroom
  • A minimum of 5 years in a people leadership role – Managing upward of 20+ is highly preferred
  • Cable news experience preferred
  • Experience overseeing daily and breaking news events
  • Ability to work well under extreme deadlines and multi-task in order to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strong decision maker with in-depth editorial experience
  • Thorough understanding of the evolving needs and operations of our clients-- local television newsrooms.   
  • Superior editorial judgment, excellent  relationship skills and is a proven team player
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle several projects
  • Knowledge of latest newsgathering and ever-changing media distribution technologies is essential.
  • Bachelors in Journalism preferred /and or relevant work experience

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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