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Freelance Satellite Coordinator

Job Number: R10005960
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: News, Operations, Production
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: November 6, 2018
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox News Channel

FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the soon to launch OTT platform, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than 16 years. According to a 2018 Research Intelligencer study by Brand Keys, FOX News ranks as the second most trusted television brand in the country while a Suffolk University/USA Today survey states that FOX News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country. FNC is available in 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Freelance Satellite Coordinator to join our New York Bureau. The Satellite Desk is responsible for transmission scheduling for Fox News and Fox Business.  As the Coordinator you will book all the feeds in and out of the Fox Bureaus and the major hubs in New York and Washington. You will also relationships with hundreds of transmission providers around the world.  Our mission is to move video quickly, reliably and cost effectively on behalf of our clients.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Studio Bookings: All Fox Bureau and vendor studio bookings are place by the Satellite Desk.  Coordinators work with guest bookers to secure the most reliable and cost effective facilities
  • Resource Management: The Satellite Desk manages all Fox News’ transmission assets including fiber lines, leased satellite transponder capacity, uplinks, and downlinks.  Work order management system ensures that contact information, routing details and costs are up to date
  • Breaking News: The Satellite Desk works the Assignment Desk and Field Operations to secure and deploy resources whenever there is breaking news
  • Proactively secure resources in the field
  • Affiliate Support: The Satellite Desk assists Fox TV stations, affiliates and partner networks who are in need of transmission resources
  • Facilitate communications between affiliates and field reporters

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor's Degree and 2+ years Satellite Desk or Assignment Desk experience
  • Basic knowledge of satellite, fiber, teleport and IP transport technologies
  • Experience in broadcast or affiliate news services is a plus
  • Good editorial judgment as well as strong logistical and organizational skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced and intense environment
  • Must work flexible hours including nights, overnights and weekends
  • Motivated, self-starter who is able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize are a necessity

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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