Freelance Writer, Breaking News
Fox News Digital is looking for an experienced Freelance Writer, Breaking News to join our team. The Freelance Writer, Breaking News will have years of experience in journalism with an eye for breaking and compelling news to serve our audience. You “live and breathe” news, consuming content from a wide variety of sources. You can write and produce several stories efficiently daily, covering news of the day along with original and exclusive news.
A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
- Cover breaking and trending news events, writing quickly and precisely to help solidify Fox News as the go-to site for developing stories
- Source national media for stories that resonate with Fox News Digital’s audience, aggregating with complete and proper attribution
- Pursue original and exclusive stories through close contact with sources
- Present all stories, original, breaking and aggregated, in an accessible, consistent and compelling style
- Collaborate closely with editors, reporters and fellow writers
- Obtain and edit the most compelling video and pictures for each story
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Minimum of two years of experience covering the news in a professional newsroom
- An intense interest in news across verticals, including U.S., World, Politics, Business and more
- Ability to harness data including SEO optimization to help drive reporting
- Knowledge of AP style is vital, as is a clear and crisp writing style
- Possess a firm grasp of current events and a desire to be precise, quick, and accurate in presenting the news to the vast Fox News Digital audience
- Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and work under pressure in a fast-paced newsroom environment
- Ability to be flexible and work on some holidays as needed; possess an “on-call” mentality and be prepared to work under emergency or breaking news conditions
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field of study preferred, or equivalent 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.
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.
Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $31.50-32.69 per hour. We provide Freelancers medical/dental/vision insurance and 401k after they meet eligibility criteria and any State required time-off, in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.