NBC Universal New York , NY 10007

Posted 6 days ago


As a PA/Researcher with the Specials team, you will work directly with producers, senior producers and senior vice presidents to assist in the production of live breaking news and long-term news projects.

This is a staff with end date position, scheduled to end January 31, 2021.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Provide general administrative support for Senior Vice President, Specials, 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 and investigative team to research, select and locate required footage for broadcast.

  • Act as a liaison between studio and control room, during breaking news situations.

  • 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.

  • Minimum of 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

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 tasks

  • 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.

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