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Senior Producer, The Story with Martha MacCallum

Job Number: R10005606
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: Editorial, News, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: October 8, 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, strong, hardworking, creative and confident Senior Producer to join The Story w/ Martha MacCallum. As the Senior Producer, you will be responsible for crafting the #1 Primetime show at 7PM, from inception to execution. You must have impeccable editorial skills and a vision for the show before you walk in to work. You're someone who is full of original ideas, and thrives on the respectful exchange of those ideas in a collaborative editorial environment. You must be a strong, natural leader who can rally a team behind you in high pressure situations. You know how to identify strengths in just about anyone, and use those strengths to produce positive results. You have the patience to teach, but also know when to let go. You're comfortable interacting with high profile talent/guests, and are prepared to represent the show during high-profile meetings and events, both within the company, and in the field. You are prepared to help lead one of the best teams in TV - and never settle for less than the best!

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set the editorial standard at the beginning of each day by building a show with original guests/topics/ideas
  • Oversee bookers by offering suggestions and ensuring the right guests are secured
  • Participate in daily team meetings to develop strategies for each segment
  • Guide the production of segments throughout the day
  • Take the lead in the control room while monitoring/reacting to breaking news
  • Plan future shows/segments in anticipation of high-profile events
  • Manage and develop Line Producers, Segment Producers, Writers and Production Assistants
  • Coordinate staffing, schedules and time cards

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 2-4 years of Line Producing (or similar) experience and degree in Journalism (or related field) is preferred
  • Exceptional editorial skills; ability to recognize stories with high potential for compelling television
  • Strong interest/knowledge of current events and politics
  • Passion for storytelling with a strong creative drive; willingness to take risks
  • Proven track record of leadership and the ability to create an environment that fosters teamwork
  • Willingness to listen, learn and grow from constructive criticism

NICE TO HAVE

  • An understanding of audience analytics and strategies for ratings growth

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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