FOX News Multimedia Reporters - Houston, TX

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FOX News Multimedia Reporters - Houston, TX

Remote
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    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 newly announced platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 20 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

    The FOX News Multimedia Reporters (MMRs) are on the front lines of breaking news nationwide. Qualified candidates are positioned across the country to shoot, produce, edit, and report content for FOX News Media platforms. After two years of ongoing development and mentorship, our reporters are positioned to become stronger journalists in the field.

    The FOX News Multimedia Reporters are part of our company's ongoing mission to invest in talent. As a Multimedia Reporter, you will be on scene for major national stories and help newsgather for FOX News Media platforms. You will respond to breaking news on short notice in your region and at times, nationwide. You will also develop unique stories for enterprise pieces that appeal to a national audience.

    This reporter will be based out of Houston, TX.

    A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Initiate and create news content for daily stories and breaking news across multiple FOX platforms, including FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, FOX Weather, FOX News Digital, FOX News EDGE, and FOX News Radio

    • Research, write, produce, edit, and report original news stories, including appropriate video, graphics, and audio packages

    • Shoot, edit, and transmit content in the field utilizing FOX-provided equipment for daily and breaking news coverage

    • Communicate with management regarding story development while working alongside news managers, assignment editors, and producers to generate news packages

    • Travel often to cover breaking news at a moment’s notice, within your region and at times, nationwide

    • Establish a strong network of sources and contacts within the community to develop story leads and ongoing relationships

    WHAT YOU WILL NEED

    • 2-4 years of professional on-air field reporting experience as a general assignment reporter, reporting and/or editing news stories for all broadcast and digital media platforms

    • A strong grasp of national news & campaign politics

    • A natural affinity for storytelling, a love for news, a strong work ethic, and a passion to succeed

    • Must have outstanding time management skills, and complete required assignments on deadline

    • Exceptional writing, research, and on-air presentation skills including knowledge of AP style

    • Adept in the field and capable of responsibly handling a live news situation

    • Strong working knowledge of multimedia production, including previous experience with non-linear editing and CMS platforms

    • Ability to work independently and unilaterally with minimum on-site support and supervision

    • A team player who takes initiative

    • Ability to work nights, holidays, and weekends, often on short notice

    • Must be willing to submit a consumer report and reference process

    • Must be willing to sign a two-year employment contract

    • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S.

    • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in journalism or communications, or a related field is preferred

    • Ability to relocate to a new city with a 30-day or less notice

    • A valid driver’s license and safe driving record

    REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

    • Resume

    • Cover letter detailing why FOX News should select you to join our next class of Multimedia Reporters

    • On-Air Reel (Include the link to your reel in your resume or cover letter)

    • 3 writing samples for print/web (300-500 words), 3 writing samples for TV and 3 writing samples for radio (Include the link(s) to your writing samples in your resume and cover letter)

    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: $63,000.00-70,000.00 annually for California, Washington, New York City and Westchester County, NY. $52,500.00-58,300.00 annually for Colorado. This role is also eligible for various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.
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  • Industry
    Broadcast Media
  • About Us

    Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations.

    We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.