Managing Editor, Politics

FOX New York, NY

About the Job

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox News Digital is looking for a Managing Editor, Politics to join our team in leading our political coverage across FoxNews.com & FoxBusiness.com. We're looking for someone who has a proven track record in Political journalism at a major media outlet in Digital or TV. You can lead Political coverage in a fast-paced newsroom with the skills to handle both the breaking day-to-day news as well as long term coverage planning with ease. You have overseen a large team of reporters & editors and are an excellent editor, who is willing to jump in and edit when needed.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee Political coverage for FoxNews.com & FoxBusiness.com, ensuring all stories are produced efficiently on deadline with extreme accuracy in all reporting
  • Manage a team of Politics Reporters & Editors and their assignment/pitch processes
  • Work and collaborate closely with the Editor in Chief and other Managing Editors on content coverage and planning in the Politics & News verticals
  • Act as the Digital team's liaison in DC bureau with Channel Politics team and Channel correspondents
  • Deliver on KPI goals for the Politics section


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • At least 7 years of experience in Digital or TV Media covering a wide range of local, national, international & Political stories
  • At least 5 years of managerial experience overseeing a team of Reporters & Editors
  • Prior experience as Managing Editor or Editor in Chief in a major newsroom
  • Experience using content management systems and social media tools
  • Familiarity with AP style, strong knowledge of current events and politics
  • Proven organizational ability to ensure editorial standards are upheld, demands from across company platforms are addressed, and a smooth handover is made to next shift
  • Adept at managing a large team and keeping editors and reporters engaged and productive on tight deadlines
  • Possess an "on-call" mentality and be prepared to work under emergency or breaking news conditions
  • Excellent track record of achieving results related to growth


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.