Booker, America's Newsroom

Job Number: R50016484

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: News, Operations, Production

Location Type: Onsite

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: January 14, 2022

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox News Media

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

Americas Newsroom with Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer is a fast-paced, news-driven show, with a strong focus on intelligent, original, and dynamic guests. The show’s priority is to introduce our audience to new faces who can offer unique perspectives on all sides of the day’s biggest stories. In addition, we strive to find the perfect person to react to any breaking news in the legal, foreign, and political worlds. As a Booker, you need in-depth knowledge of Capitol Hill, and you must understand the implications of lawmakers’ decisions. You have to be persistent in searching for guests, as well as creating and cultivating relationships. The perfect candidate must be well-read in all the major newspapers, podcasts, political blogs, and be able to effectively navigate social media. You are responsible for offering creative segment ideas and original angles of well-covered topics every morning.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Effectively communicate and understand a guest’s point of view on various topics 

  • Conduct thorough research and compile well-rounded pre-interviews

  • Sift through past TV and print interviews to find relevant sound and perspective on guest topics

  • Manage daily deadline turnarounds of a live show

  • Strategize with your colleagues on the best booking approaches

  • Work with Booking Unit as a whole on breaking news stories and special events

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • A Bachelor’s degree and or relevant work experience

  • You have an extensive Rolodex and can book high-profile guests, celebrities, and people at the center of major news stories

  • Previous booking experience

  • 3 years of experience in television

  • Strong editorial judgement

  • A passion for current events

  • Willing and able to work under tight deadline pressures while juggling long-term bookings

  • Must be willing to work overnight and weekends when breaking news merits

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.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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