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Editor, Politics

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Media & Journalism
  • Washington, DC
  • Quick Apply


  • What You Need:
  • Minimum of five years of experience with an extensive knowledge of the political and news environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field of study preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with reviewing and analyzing data, and taking action
  • Extensive Rolodex of contacts and sources to bring to the Digital team for original and exclusive reporting
  • Experience in managing and mentoring team members, and a track record of collaboration with internal leaders and stakeholders
  • Familiar with political issues, players, and events; robust source networks and contacts generally
  • Excellent editorial judgment and extensive knowledge of news and current events, politics, cultural, and viral content
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and work under pressure in a fast-paced newsroom environment
  • Ability to be flexible and work on some holidays as needed; possess an “on-call” mentality and be prepared to work under emergency or breaking news conditions
  • Excellent track record of achieving results in a fast-paced work environment
  • Organization skills that allow multiple projects to be produced simultaneously
  • A positive and collaborative attitude
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to see the bigger picture and prioritize across multiple workstreams
  • Ability to quickly and independently problem solve and communicate early
  • Understanding of audience dynamics and segmentation


  • Work with the Deputy Managing Editor, Politics; other Managing Editors; Senior Editors and Editors, as well reporters and other colleagues across the Fox News Digital operation, on newsgathering, idea generation, and story advancement for Politics and News
  • Provide insights on story angles, exclusive interviews, and original content, and book contacts for stories and interviews directly when necessary
  • Collaborate closely with Managing Editor, Politics, and other editorial leaders on short-term and long-term editorial projects and series
  • Develop interesting Politics story angles and ideas for content on Digital platforms
  • Engage with Politics and News desk on advancement of stories through new interviews
  • Lead trainings and create best practices for the editorial team on booking, acquiring sources, and story advancement
  • Write and edit content, when necessary, in tight deadline situations to help deliver the best quality product
  • Multitask on tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment
  • Monitor the news, social media platforms, and online forums for the latest breaking news and trending items
  • Collaborate closely with FOX News Channel and other FOX News Media colleagues
  • Additional duties as assigned

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Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. These brands hold cultural significance with consumers and commercial importance for distributors and advertisers. The breadth and depth of our footprint allows us to deliver content that engages and informs audiences, develops deeper consumer relationships and creates more compelling product offerings. FOX maintains an impressive track record of news, sports, and entertainment industry success that will shape our strategy to capitalize on current strengths and invest in new initiatives.