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Administrative Assistant

Job Number: R10005603
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: Administrative, Editorial, News, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: October 15, 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 a sharp, proactive, organized and responsible individual to provide administrative support to Fox News On-Air Personalities. In this position, you will be responsible for administrative tasks such as scheduling and planning, coordinating travel, research, and more. We will rely on you to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and take initiative in a fast-paced, 24-hour news environment. You must be comfortable interacting with high profile talent and representing them in a variety of professional settings. Sensitivity to confidential matters is a must. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a desire to work and learn everything there is to know about the news business at the #1 cable news channel in the country.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with research for on-air appearances including shows, guest appearances, podcasts, etc.
  • Manage an active calendar of appointments and coordinate travel arrangements
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns
  • Prioritize conflicting needs and handle matters expeditiously and proactively
  • Manage social media accounts and pitch unique content
  • Perform other special projects as assigned

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • A strong interest in News
  • 1-2 years of administrative experience
  • A highly-organized and detail-oriented nature with the ability able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Overall professionalism including a business-like attitude, attire, cheerful disposition, and strong work ethic
  • Ability to handle confidential information and interact with high-level executives
  • Skilled at critical thinking and self-motivating
  • Ability to travel
  • Understanding that the news never stops, and some work may be required outside regular hours

NICE TO HAVES

  • Knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture
  • Experience with social media analytics

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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