Ticker Writer

Fox Sports New York, NY

About the Job

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox News is seeking a Freelance Ticker Writer to join our New York Bureau. As Ticker Writer, you will be responsible for identifying news stories for our ticker scroll on Fox News Channel. You are a detail-oriented news junkie with an excellent grasp of current events. Your excellent writing, grammar, and spelling skills allow you to write top-notch headlines and stories in a short period of time.

You will be offered the following shift: 3to 11 PM, Wednesday through Sunday

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify current breaking news stories and publish daily on the scrolling news ticker
  • Breakdown a story and highlight key information to write catchy headlines for assigned shift
  • Share, review, edit and update all ticker copies


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 year of experience or internship experience working in a live broadcast environment
  • Basic knowledge of newsroom functions
  • Solid knowledge of current events
  • Strong writing skills with demonstrated self-editing skills
  • Ability to work all shifts and handle the pressure of a 24-hour cable news environment
  • A positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent writing, grammar, and spelling skills
  • Strong organizational skills and a creative self-starter


NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • A Bachelor's degree 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.