Overnight Breaking/Trending News Editor

Job Purpose:

Responsible for identifying and writing breaking and trending news stories to drive page views to our website. Candidates must be able to work the overnight schedule: 7:00pm to 3:30am PST.


  • Assist team with covering major breaking news stories, from writing initial copy to live-blogging events to alerting content.
  • Find stories through social media and hyperlocal websites to write and publish on Foxnews.com before they go viral.
  • Work with editors to assign out trending content.
  • Look for opportunities to proactively build content for upcoming events and stories.
  • Participate in broader strategic discussions.
  • Weekend work may be required.


  • 3-5 years’ newsroom experience.
  • Strong editorial judgment
  • Strong knowledge of news and current events.
  • Experience writing at a major news organization that creates content under tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to fill in on other shifts when demanded by breaking news or other editorial responsibilities.
  • Experience using Chartbeat, Omniture and CrowdTangle
  • Must be a skilled and fast writer with strong AP Style skills.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism.

Additional Job Requirements:

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