Deputy Managing Editor, Weekends

FOX New York, NY

About the Job

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox News Digital is looking for a Deputy Managing Editor, News to join our team in collaboration with the Managing Editor, Weekends. You will be a key asset in leading our news coverage across FoxNews.com & FoxBusiness.com, primarily through the weekends. You have a proven track record in news media at a major media outlet in Digital or TV. You also have prior experience leading a team of editors & reporters in a fast-paced newsroom and can edit when necessary. You are skilled to handle the breaking day-to-day news as well as long-term coverage planning with ease.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work directly with Managing Editor, Weekends on overseeing news coverage & long-term planning for FoxNews.com & FoxBusiness.com on a key Wednesday-Sunday shift
  • Ensure all stories are produced efficiently on deadline with extreme accuracy in all reporting
  • Pitch long term planning & features projects to Managing Editor, Weekends & Editor in Chief for approval
  • Execute on different editorial strategic plans to increase weekend traffic and content coverage
  • Manage a team of Reporters & Editors and their assignment/pitch processes across all local, national and international news verticals
  • Establish goals for the team to ensure the growth of major KPIs on weekends
  • Lead content production planning with the larger Editorial team during the weekdays to have coverage that can be utilized during the weekend
  • Oversee scheduling of weekend unit to guarantee team has 24/7 coverage


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Digital or TV Media covering a wide range of local, national, international stories
  • At least 3 years of managerial experience overseeing a team of Reporters & Editors
  • Prior experience as Managing Editor in a major newsroom
  • Experience using content management systems and social media tools
  • Familiarity with AP style, strong knowledge of current events and politics
  • Adept at managing a team and ability to keep editors and reporters engaged and productive on tight deadlines
  • Proven organizational ability to ensure editorial standards are upheld, demands from across company platforms are addressed, and a smooth handover is made to the next shift
  • Posess an "on-call" mentality and be prepared to work under emergency or breaking news conditions
  • Excellent track record of achieving results related to growth


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.