Senior Political Editor

Job Number: R50014054

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: Editorial, News, Digital

Location: Washington, District of Columbia;   •   Remote **

Job Posting Date: May 4, 2021

**Fox Corporation has remote/virtual (or "work-from-home") positions available within the United States to qualified individuals who live in some areas of the United States. Remote opportunities are not available in all areas--specific questions about virtual/remote positions can be discussed during the interview process with your recruiter.

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

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FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the recently announced AVOD platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 19 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a Senior Political Editor for Fox News Digital, you will conceptualize and execute original and exclusive Politics reporting while planning coverage of all political news of the day, in collaboration with other Editors and Senior Editors. You will be assigning stories that advance the news resonating with the Fox News audience, editing and approving pitches from reporters. Your team is responsible for covering the full range of breaking news of both general assignment and political coverage. You are fluent in AP style, have the ability to bring copy to life and understand our dynamic audience. You are skilled at turning sharp, fast stories, headlines and captions in high-pressure, breaking news situations. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and have previous experience in news & political journalism.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with Editors & Senior Editors in leading editorial coverage for news & politics sections

  • Assign stories to a team of news & politics reporters

  • Edit a continuous stream of story submissions for grammar, style and substance

  • Write SEO-friendly headlines to ensure search authority

  • Work with reporters on and off-site to improve their reporting techniques and break news regularly

  • Work quickly in breaking news situations to help us be fast and precise

  • Write & report when necessary

  • Other duties as assigned

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • At least five years proven experience in a daily breaking news environment, preferably for a news outlet covering a wide range of local, national and international stories

  • Experience using content management systems

  • Knowledge of AP style, exceptional knowledge of current events & politics

  • Ability to work on tight deadlines

  • Proven organizational ability to ensure editorial standards are upheld, demands from across company platforms are addressed and smooth handover is made to next shift

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including working on some holidays

  • Must have “on-call” mentality and be prepared to work under emergency or breaking news conditions

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree/experience

  • Prior management experience

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.

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