Freelance Assignment Editor

FOX News Channel
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 29

Position description

FOX News Channel is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. FOX News finished 2018 as the most-watched basic cable network for the third consecutive year in both primetime and total day among total viewers, and has held its number one national cable news channel status for 68 consecutive quarters. FNC is available in nearly 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.


We are looking for a highly motivated, pro-active Freelance Editor to join our Assignment Desk team at our headquarters in New York City. We are looking for an individual with strong news judgment who will be required to handle multiple breaking news stories in our fast-paced network newsroom environment. You 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.



  • Build strong relationships with Assignment Desks at Fox affiliates and other news service partners
  • Communicate with officials and sources for editorial information
  • Monitor 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
  • At least 3-5 years of network or major media market News gathering experience
  • Strong editorial judgement
  • A passion for current and breaking News events
  • Familiarity with iNews
  • Understanding of tapeless workflow in a newsroom
  • Ability to find breaking news stories and identify where to get the latest editorial information
  • Knowledge of and experience covering national and regional interest breaking news stories, and coordination of field teams
  • A passion for problem solving

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