Ticker Writer

Role Purpose:  Ticker Writer is responsible for identifying top breaking news stories for the scrolling ticker on Fox news Channel.  Successful candidate will be a detail-oriented news junkie with an excellent grasp of current events.  

Job Duties:

  • Identify current breaking news stories and publish daily on the scrolling news ticker
  • Breakdown a story, Highlight key information and write catchy headlines for assigned shift
  • Work in a team environment to share, review, edit and update all ticker copy

 Basic Qualifications:

  • 1 year or good internship experience working in a live broadcast environment
  • Bachelor’s degree and solid knowledge of current events is required
  • Strong writer with demonstrated self-editing skills
  • Able to work all shifts and handle the pressure of a 24-hour cable news environment
  • Candidate must have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent writing, grammar and spelling skills
  • Basic knowledge of newsroom functions a must
  • Must be a highly organized, and creative self-starter

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through careers.foxnews.com to be considered 
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news
  • 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

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelors’ degree in History or Political Science, a plus
  • Candidate should be able to deal with daily script deadline pressure
  • Able to react to breaking news

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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