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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in 14 of the top 15 largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce approximately 1,200 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network’s national content.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The News Trainee will learn the basics of television news writing and newscast producing in preparation for full-time regular employment at a broadcast station.

 

Essential responsibilities:

Write scripts for FOX 5 Atlanta newscasts as assigned by newsroom producers and managers

 

Write and coordinate reporter live shots and live talk-back interviews

 

Build graphic elements for news broadcasts under deadline

 

Assist in control room during newscasts

 

Assist with digital responsibilities including creating web stories and social posts on multiple platforms

 

Assist assignment editors by monitoring incoming e-mail, monitoring scanners, answering telephones and performing other duties as directed by newsroom managers and staff

 

Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation

 

Strong interpersonal skills

 

Ability to learn newsroom computer systems

 

Basic computer skills

 

College degree preferably in Journalism or Broadcasting (recent graduates within one year)

 

 

 

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.

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