Full Time Job

Project Production Assistant


New York, NY 04-05-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Entertainment Content is seeking a Production Assistant to help support the Writer's Assistant and Associate Producer on a late night talk show. This role is a temporary staff position with an end date. The assignment will be for 18 months.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Real-time news research and gathering throughout the week with an emphasis on politics and entertainment
• Generate monologue joke set-ups conforming in the style of news lede-writing
• Miscellaneous research and internal database maintenance
• Script packet assembly for table reads

• At least one year of production experience or internship-related experience
• Bachelor's degree required
• Interested candidates must submit a resume for this job online to be considered
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
• Willing to work in New York, NY
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
• Must be willing to work weekends, nights as needed by show (Sundays especially)

Desired Characteristics
• Passion for late-night programming, current events and politics
• Robust production and/or digital experience
• Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
• Works well independently and have teamwork mentality
• Demonstrated ability to think clearly and quickly under pressure
• Flexibility to work a schedule that meets deadlines and requirements
• Excellent news judgment and familiarity with wide spectrum of media sources (social, digital, print and television)
• Knowledge of LexusNexus or similar databases preferred