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Production Assistant, Nightly News


Production Assistant, Nightly News

• Emerging Level


As a production assistant for Nightly News, you will work directly with the Executive Producer and Senior Producer, along with the production team and the Director to assist in the production of a live, 30-minute, nightly broadcast.

Category Production Assistant 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Aug 26, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

You’ll also help producers work on daily spots, assisting with logging and research.

Essential Responsibilities:   
  • Maintain a daily schedule and ensure that the Executive Producer is on time to meetings
  • Pitch/Assist producers with story development and day-of-air crashes
  • Coordinate graphics for the show including helping the Digital team post content across Nightly social media platforms
  • Assist with production during broadcast in the control room (building banners, chryons, and tape buckets)
  • Learn production assistant skills in the control room and studio during the broadcast
  • Pitch, research, update and develop trending stories for Nightly News broadcasts on deadline
  • Book, log and conduct interviews/pre-interviews
  • Print/format script pages by labeling cues for graphing and taped elements
  • Distribute scripts to anchor and control room staff
  • Edit VOs and Teases for broadcast on tight deadline
  • Track trending stories and provide updates to Nightly team according
  • Schedule numerous meetings involving multiple-attendees and locations (and be able to prioritize meetings based on the pulse of the newsroom)
  • Arrange travel itineraries, car service requests, ad expense reports for multiple people on short notice for breaking news situations
  • Organize activities for staff, including, but not limited to catering lunch and planning staff parties
  • Willingness and availability to work additional hours, at short notice as needed, for breaking news to help update the broadcast
Basic Qualification/ Eligibility Requirements:          
  • Must have at least 1-2 years news production experience at the network level, preferably with an evening news broadcast
  • Must be able to shoot and expected to edit on desktop 
  • Must be proficient in Outlook, iNews, twitter, Facebook, etc
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree. 
Eligibility Requirements: 
  •  Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news
  • Must be able to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice if needed.
  •  Must be willing to work in NYC.
Desired Characteristics:   
  • Ability to shoot digital video and/or still photography
  • Strong journalistic writing skills, research skills, and editorial judgment
  •  Strong story telling ability
  • Knowledge of non-linear editing systems including Avid
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in news and current events 
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Organized
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.
  • Knowledge of NBC News Policies and Guidelines and Practices. 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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