Full Time Job

News Production Assistant / Researcher

NBC News

New York, NY 10-05-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

As a PA/Researcher with the Specials team, you will work directly with producers, senior producers and Executive Producers to assist in the production of live breaking news and long-term news projects.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
• Provide general administrative support for Specials team, including meeting planning, travel planning and submitting expense reports.
• Schedule/arrange meetings and conference calls, with internal and external parties at a fast and constantly changing pace.
• Handle confidential information with discretion.
• Working closely with specials team to research, select and locate required footage for broadcast.
• Create graphics and lower thirds during breaking news and special coverage
• Research and compile visual elements for air.
• Assist with full-scope of production including compiling research for production team and talent, booking travel and organizing production logistics.
• Help monitor social media and web for any breaking news or long-term news stories

Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism,

English, History or a related field of study.
- 1-year of news production experience or internship

related experience at the network or cable-news level.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Familiarity with iNews

Eligibility Requirements:
- Must be willing to work flexible hours, under tight

deadline pressure, including breaking news.
- The ability to work overtime, as needed.
- Willing to work in New York, NY.

Desired Characteristics
- Strong organizational skills.
- Excellent communicator – both written and verbal.
- Experience with NewsConnect, Avid Media Central or - Avid Interplay, VizRT graphics
- Experience with Adobe Photoshop.
- Self-starter
- Ability to recognize and implement reprioritization of

- Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in news

and current events.
- Demonstrated interest in graphics creation.
- Long-term career aspirations to be in the

production/editorial space.