OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Fox Business Network
FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN launched in October 2007 and is the leading business network on television, topping CNBC in Business Day viewers for the second consecutive year. The network is available in more than 80 million homes in all markets across the United States. Owned by FOX, FBN has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and London.
We are looking for a Freelance Associate Producer to join the Evening Edit! As the Freelance Associate Producer, you produce guest segments and reporter hits. During the show, you keep a sharp eye out for breaking News headlines, turning around news video and sound.
You will be offered the following shift: WEEKDAYS (11:00 AM-7:00 PM)
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Create banners and graphics
Find video to best illustrate the story
Use video, graphics and sound bites to help illustrate stories and to help set the segment apart from the herd.
Pitch stories and guests and handle research for a variety of topics
Fact check claims by guests in real-time and watch the competition
Keep a sharp eye out for breaking News headlines from a host of sources, including wire services, online news sites and twitter feeds of various newsmakers and elected officials
Identify and flag that breaking News, communicate that breaking News to the control room staff, and help to produce it out.
Write copies to reflect the News and source the News, corroborating the News with our own Network sourcing, and building elements to help tell the story
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 year of experience as an Associate Producer within a daily News program
Solid grasp of writing for TV News
A passion for breaking News
Comfortable pivoting on a dime to react to breaking News
Comfortable dealing with high-profile talent and guests
A can-do attitude and a zest for teamwork
Proven experience as a skilled teases writer with writing that is catchy and attention-grabbing, without giving away too much of the story
Copy should be fact-based yet colorful, and it should push the story forward instead of rehashing an earlier headline
Careful listening skills
Strong grasp of a wide range of News-worthy topics, particularly where economic, financial and political issues intersect
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.