Freelance Assignment Editor

Your Future is here!

Fox News is committed to delivering news as it happens. We love what we do and we’re looking for passionate, talented people to join our team.  Joining the number one cable news network in America is a singular opportunity to be part of a highly successful, dynamic team that is transforming the way people get their information.

Fox News is looking for a highly motivated, pro-active freelance Assignment Editor to join our Assignment Desk at our headquarters in New York City. We are looking for individuals with strong news judgment who will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. Assignment Editors report directly to the Affiliate Manager and work closely with field producers and line producers, as well as other Fox News units, to integrate our coverage throughout all Fox News platforms.

Applicants must be willing to work all shifts, including weekends, nights, and overnights.

A snapshot of your responsibilities include:

  • Building strong relationships with Assignment Desks at Fox affiliates and other news service partners.
  • Communicating with officials and sources for editorial information.
  • Monitoring both traditional & social media for breaking news stories.
  • Identify news video and soundbites for breaking news stories.



  • A bachelor’s degree and or relevant work experience
  • 3-5 years of network or major media market newsgathering experience
  • Strong editorial judgement
  • A passion for current and breaking events
  • Familiarity with iNews
  • Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom


You are masterfully skillful at: 

  • Finding breaking news stories and identifying where to get the latest editorial information.
  • Knowledge of and experience covering national and regional interest breaking news stories, and coordination of field teams.
  • Someone who loves problem solving.