As a production assistant, you will work directly with the Executive Producer and Senior Producers to assist in the production of a live, 30-minute, nightly broadcast.
 
Essential Responsibilities:      

  • Assist with production at shoots (coordinate, organize and provide editorial guidance)
  • Assist producers with gathering elements, file video and imagery for news-of-day and feature spots
  • Learn Avid and develop desk edit skills to cut VO’s and Teases for broadcast
  • Assist Digital team with desk editing digital cuts
  • Learn production assistant skills in the control room and studio during the broadcast
  • Pitch, research and develop stories for Nightly News broadcasts
  • Predict and fulfill additional needs to Executive Producer and Nightly News Rim
  • Arrange travel for multiple people on short notice for breaking news situations
  • Willingness and availability to work additional hours, at short notice as needed, for breaking news to help update the broadcast

Qualifications/Requirements
Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 1 year 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 Microsoft Office, iNews, and major social media platforms
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be 
  • 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 ID: 66017BR

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