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Employment Type:
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Writing / Editing
Planning Producer (R50008928)
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Fox Corp. | Orlando, FL
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Job Description


Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.


* Research, develop, and produce stories for newscasts.
* Maintain a calendar of promotable stories
* Work with news managers, assignment desk, reporters and photographers to ensure that promoted stories are completed on schedule.
* Work with web site in developing stories, segments and projects to work in conjunction with newscasts.
* Work with newscast producers on story segments
* Meet daily with News Managers for next day preview.
* Maintain file system of long range calendar and research. Files should include contact information, background information, newspaper articles, official reports (i.e. police, fire, county attorney), phone numbers, and addresses.
* Develop and maintain professional relationships with sources. This includes, but is not limited to Public Information Officers, corporate spokespersons and public relations personnel.
* Produce newscasts as needed
* Work effectively with news management and newsroom personnel to develop content and production of newscasts
* Think creatively to find imaginative ways to communicate information within assigned newscasts.
* Work independently, effectively and with minimal oversight from management to produce assigned segments and newscast. Process and prioritize information clearly and accurately in a stressful, fast paced, unstructured and distracting environment that includes deadlines pressures and breaking news.
* Write clear, concise, accurate copy using proper grammar, vocabulary and spelling in accordance with newsroom editorial style and format standards.
* Produce graphics for news stories
* Edit video for newscasts as needed
* Assist field crews in story development/completion; this includes, but is not limited to, providing directions to a location, providing contact information for a story, providing background information on a story, making preliminary calls to set-up a story. Communicate story developments to producers, field crews and managers.
* Write, edit and post stories on the station's website and social media platforms; on-air, on-line, in-mobile and social.
* Assist in daily coverage on breaking news. Stay informed on current events, journalistic practices and changing industry trends. Attend and participate in department meetings. Provide suggestions for news related stories and participate in post-production critiques. Electronically complete forms/reports/ascertainments for news managers or for Public File requirements of the FCC.
* Adhere to all professional broadcast journalism standards in regard to legal and ethical issues.
* Positive Attitude
* Problem Solving and Decision Making
* Excellence
* Initiative
* Teamwork
* Job Skills
* Integrity
* Communication Skills


Regularly stand; walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; and; talk or hear. Occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

QUALIFICATIONS: Previous assignment desk and/or producing experience preferred.

EDUCATION: College degree in communications/journalism or related field preferred.

OTHER: Understand the logistics of the assignment desk and the needs of a newscast through a producer's eyes. Working knowledge of newsroom computers and the Internet.

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.