Desk Assistant

Fox News Channel is looking for Freelance Desk Assistants to work on the Assignment Desk in the DC Bureau. This is a growth potential position that can lead to a staff job.


  • Assist in coordinating the coverage needs of the DC Bureau
  • Work with television news crews and reporters to cover live events in a fast paced 24-hour news environment


  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in journalism, communications, political science or a related field
  • 1 year of broadcast experience in a network or local newsroom
  • Good editorial judgment as well as strong logistical skills
  • Candidates must be willing to work all shifts including weekends, nights and overnigh
  • Knowledge of national politics and the DC area a plus
  • The ability to work well in a fast paced and intense atmosphere
  • Familiarity with iNews
  • Flexibility to work various shifts and weekends when needed
  • 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
  • Desk Assistants must maintain a constant curiosity and an aggressive pursuit of news
  • Research skills of current events and ability to monitor social media for news