Full Time Job

Desk Assistant


Chicago, IL 02-14-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
NewsNation seeks a Desk Assistant to support NewsNation's newsgathering operations from our Chicago Bureau. The Desk Assistant works alongside the Chicago-based Assignment Editor. The role is intended to provide those interested in a career in journalism exposure to cable news and hands-on experience in newsgathering and television production. The position is based in Chicago IL.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Man NewsNation's Assignment desk in the Chicago bureau
• Work to gather information via outreach by calling, e-mailing or monitoring social media
• Conduct story research for field and show teams
• Log or transcribe news events and share relevant editorial information with field and show teams
• Coordinate feeds of video being sent in from the field
• Provide other support to news managers, producers, correspondents, and anchors as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Minimum 6 months TV experience including internships in a news or talk show environment
• Knowledge and experience editing video
• Knowledge and experience in social media
• Knowledge of ENPS preferred
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS Office)
• Commitment to being a self-starter who proactively seeks out tasks and opportunities for growth
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• 24/7 availability: ability/willingness to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice.
• Excellent knowledge of current events and politics
• Must have the ability to work under deadline pressure
• Must have the ability to handle multiple projects or assignments with attention to detail
• Must thrive in a collaborative work environment


Salary Range: $35,000-$50,000

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r153ey-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $35,000 to $50,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.