Full Time Job

Crew Desk Manager

NBC News

New York, NY 06-10-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Reports to Sr. Director, Crew Desk Operations
News Field & Production Services

• Assist in managing the NBC News National crew desk by locating the most experienced staff and freelance crews to shoot breaking news and highly stylized interviews
• Schedule staff & Daily Hire crews for Network & Cable broadcasts, breaking news & weekly primetime shows in the most efficient manner possible, while ensuring client needs are met
• Ability to manage Client needs 24/7... if needed. Efficient assigning of staff crews across 5,000 monthly tours and fast-tracking deployments during major breaking news events.
• Handle large volume of crew requests in a timely manner, sharing field crews across shows to the highest level of efficiency, as well as, simplifying the intense logistics during breaking news events.
• Coordinate with NBC News Bureaus both domestically and internationally to assure that all crews are assigned and scheduled accordingly.
• Work closely with DC Editorial desk to ensure that all assignments are covered; including scheduling crew assignments which will include White House Press, White House Lawn, Capitol, Pentagon, State Department, Supreme Court, and various other Government locales in addition to coverage, Overseas Pool and ad hoc Overseas coverage as requested
• Day to Day administration and payroll responsibilities, make all necessary payroll deadlines, ensuring that staff and daily hires are paid using the STORM system. Make all necessary liquidation deadlines ensuring billing is processed
• Maintain vacation, holidays and illness related schedule changes to ensure accurate assignment placements
• Maintain accurate budget records for individual remotes in STORM and communicate with producers on all costs to be incurred
• Maintain and adhere to the terms identified in the NABET contract as it relates to Field Scheduling and approving payroll
• Assist in the budget process with Producers to recommend best use of manpower including logistics and travel
• Scheduling of crews in response to Crew Requests
• All scheduling of crews in scheduled in STORM system

• 3+ years' experience with remote production activities

including manpower scheduling, logistics, facilities, travel

arrangements, budgeting, and other newsgathering

needs as necessary.
• 3+ years' experience in live news format, or related

• Previous experience with current in-house scheduling

application (STORM) used for scheduling and approvals

for payroll processing
• Knowledge of NBC NABET Master Agreement or

previous experience with collective bargaining


Additional Requirements:
- Must be able to work flexible hours
- Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19

vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated,

submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days

following commencement of employment.
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the

commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced

protocols if Company determines your job position

requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.
- Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19

workplace safety policies and protocols.

Desired Characteristics
• Familiarity of INEWS, NBC Payroll (TimeKeeper) and

Scheduling (CREW REQUEST & STORM) applications
• Understanding of current equipment trends as applied to

News Field Coverage
• Self-motivated, goal and people oriented
• Deliver clear understandable instructions and the ability

to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment and

manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Must exhibit sense of urgency with regard to client

• Performs other related duties and assignments as

• Proficient in Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel
• Strong administrative and organizational skills, effective

under aggressive timelines and high-pressure situations,

excellent communicator, and relationship builder.
• Maintain discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive

• Knowledge of geography
• The Desk is a staffed 24 hour desk with rotational schedules
• Customer service focus

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy42oq-44-201-94-72-42 in your application.