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It's About Time: Fox Hiring Fact Writer

Reported by Janie - December 11, 2006 -

After not being able to secure a win for Republicans in the '06 election, it seems Fox has decided to "cut and run" on their usual tactics and try something new. According to Media Bistro, Fox is hiring a "freelance fact writer."

According to the ad:

Publication or Company: Fox News Channel
Industry: Television
Job Duration: Freelance (Other)
Job Location: New York, NY USA
Job Requirements: Freelance Fact Writer

New York

Requirements/Responsibility:

FOX News Channel, a fast-paced 24-hour television news operation in New York City, is seeking a Freelance Fact Writer for its information center.

Responsibilities include writing on-air facts and press conference quotes for daytime programming. Individuals must have strong writing skills, be able to handle multiple assignments and deadlines, and work well in a team atmosphere. Excellent communication and writing skills are also required.

A successful candidate will:

* Possess a strong interest in news and be well-informed about current events
* Be detail oriented and pay close attention to spelling, grammar, syntax
* Have ability to write in a concise, conversational and colorful style at an extremely fast pace

Must be willing to work on a flexible schedule including weekend shifts.

This is a high-pressure position where your work product gets national exposure on a daily basis.

A bachelor's degree is required.

Fox News Channel is an EOE.

Interested applicants please send resumes to:

Fox News Channel
Human Resources
2nd floor
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Fax: 212-301-8588
Email: Resumes@foxnews.com

WWW.FOXNEWS.COM

I guess it was time for Fox to try something new - facts!