Experience:
1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Part time
Posted:
9/21/2018
Job Category:
Writing / Editing
Freelance/Part-Time Ticker Copy Editor (R10002426)
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21st Century Fox | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1; FS2; Fox's 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are FOX's interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FOX Sports Productions is seeking Ticker Copy Editor(s) on a part-time basis who will be responsible for writing and editing headlines and updating content for FS1, FS2 and FOX Broadcasting Company (FBC). Working with other Ticker Copy Editors, the employee will monitor both daily sports scores and news while conducting research to write Ticker headlines and game-related information that will appear on FS1, FS2 and FBC. We are seeking experienced Copy Editors with strong news judgment who can make decisions quickly, prioritize deadlines and are meticulous in their approach to work and fact checking.

Responsibilities

* Copy editing and headline writing under intense minute-by-minute deadline conditions
* Check all content for any potential legal issues, such as libelous statements or breach of copyright
* Ensure high-quality content, including headlines, text and research, are well-written, logically structured and grammatically correct with the proper style

Qualifications

* BS/BA in Journalism, Communications, English or other related degree strongly preferred
* 2+ years of editorial experience required, preferably in the online or TV medium
* Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
* Critical thinking, good judgment and detail orientation are essential
* Must have strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required)
* Proven sports knowledge is required

Please send all resumes to Joshua.Herwitt@fox.com for consideration.

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.

About 21st Century Fox

For 21st Century Fox everything we do - everything we create - is rooted in our commitment to serving our audiences. Every day we entertain, engage and enlighten hundreds of millions of people around the world with experiences that add value to their lives. Our success depends on the trust we earn from our audiences. Our ability to be a force for innovation and creativity requires that we build and maintain trust in each other as well as in our business partners. We must always be guided by the principles of transparency, respect and fairness in everything we do, at all levels of the company and everywhere we operate. Please take the time to review our Standards of Business Conduct which clearly outlines what we should expect of ourselves and our colleagues. Through the decisions and judgments we make every day, each of us plays a role in creating a workplace consistent with the highest ethical standards. Thank you for your attention to this important responsibility.