Role Purpose: The associate producer is responsible for assisting in gathering, organizing and writing the daily Fox News Halftime Report. The note is distributed each afternoon providing our viewers/users with a one-stop document that outlines the stories that Fox is watching, reporting on and developing throughout the day.
- Gather, organize and generate a list of the most important political stories of the day
- Write a draft daily, consisting of succinct original writes and re-writes that highlight essential elements of reporting by Fox News and other outlets.
- Copy edit final draft of Fox News Halftime Report
- Post Fox News Halftime Report to Foxnews.com and distribute as political newsletter to email subscribers
- Set up political guests and book studios for Power Play segment on Foxnews.com
- Bachelor’s degree
- 2+ years experience in print or television new
- Strong writer, with solid editorial depth in current events
- Familiarity with the full spectrum of internet reporting sources, including major news organizations, online publications, blogs, and social media
- Ability to exercise news judgment in identifying and culling stories with audience appeal over a scope ranging from major political topics of the day, to campaign news, to water cooler stories
- Internet, social media aggregation skills
- Familiarity with AP writing style
- Strong editorial judgment and logistical skills
- Ability to work well in a fast-paced and intense atmosphere
- Strong communication skills
- Motivated, self-starter who is able to work independently as well as in a team environment
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize is a necessity
- Familiarity with iNews a plus
- Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom, a plus
Additional Job Requirements:
- Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through careers.foxnews.com to be considered
- Must be willing and able to work weekends, nights and fill-in in the newsroom for breaking news
- Must be willing to work in Washington, D.C.
- Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
- Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Description of Organization: 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 15 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.
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