Freelance Writer, NewsEdge

Role Purpose:

The NewsEdge part-time freelance writer is responsible for overseeing the creation of content intended for distribution to 175 national and international affiliates.

Job Duties:

  • Write original, broadcast-style scripts using information from various legitimate news sources
  • Perform basic edits to raw video
  • Carefully screen video for potentially litigious elements
  • Field calls from affiliates inquiring about any aspect of overall NewsEdge coverage
  • Opportunities for more advanced newsroom functions - e.g. set up & execution of interviews,  producing ‘blocks’ of content for distribution, and assembly of ‘as lives’ and PKG’s

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in related field)
  • Broadcast writing experience at legitimate news organization or news producing affiliate
  • Solid news judgment and understanding of fair and balanced journalism
  • Strong knowledge of current events
  • Ability to work with others under strict pressure to meet imposed deadlines
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours: overnight, early AM, late night & weekend hours

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through careers.foxnews.com to be considered 
  • Must be willing to work in NYC 
  • 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. 

FOX NEWS policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetics, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. FOX NEWS equal employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, employee benefits, compensation, and termination.