Full Time Job

Booking Production Assistant


Universal City, CA 11-10-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
MSNBC is hiring booking PAs in our primary studio locations to support the MSNBC Reports shows. The ideal candidate is an ambitious person who loves working with high-profile guests, meeting new people with enthusiasm, and learning a new, valued television journalism skill in a real-time news environment. Applicants should have a passion for journalism and a curiosity for all news beats, who wants to be trained by the best-in-the-business cable news booking team to be future leaders in our newsroom and for our shows.

This is a staff with end date position for 6 months.

• Work with MSNBC news programs to greet guests for our cable news programs, moving them into our facilities, to our sets and then making sure they have a great on-air experience.
• Work for network booking leaders to develop and deploy booking plans for special events.
• Do real-time booking during breaking news events.
• Backup show bookers and booking associate producers during vacation days and leaves.
• Pitch guest ideas to booking leaders and show producers on the most important news stories of the day.

• Previous internship or exposure to work in a newsroom at any level.
• College degree

Additional Job Requirements:
• Must be willing to work in our office in New York, NY or Washington DC
• Must be willing to work weekends and early/late hours.
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the

United States.
• Must be willing and able to work under tight deadline

pressure, including breaking news.

Desired Characteristics
• Demonstrated writing skills and knowledge of current

events, politics and pop culture.
• Strong research skills and news judgment.
• Good phone skills.
• Excels under deadline pressure.
• Loves creative thinking and problem solving.
• A true 'people person' who enjoys meeting new people

and building relationships that benefit the overall news
• Familiarity with social media tools for research and guest


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g67vw0-54-144-55-253-42 in your application.