News Associates Program

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Jan 07, 2013
Closes
Feb 06, 2013
Contact
Ms. Liza Eaton
Category
Television
Duration
Full Time
This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring journalists who bring diverse backgrounds to news production and news coverage. The program represents NBC's strong commitment to develop a diverse editorial staff within NBC News. The News Associates program is designed to attract candidates of racial, ethnic, economic and geographical diversity, as well as candidates with disabilities.
The News Associates program is a fast-track opportunity for people with the goal to learn news gathering and production skills. It is not designed to train people who wish to be on-air reporters.
Application will be closed on Monday, March 22, 2013 at 5PM EST
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM: News Associates gain real-world experience honing research skills, developing news stories working in a news bureau, participating in field and studio show production, on the nightly news, a morning news program, cable news, or on a "magazine" program.
Each News Associate is assigned a mentor who is an experienced staff member. News Associates undergo an intense week long orientation filled with workshops, lunches with guest speakers and training.
Over 75 percent of the News Associates who've completed the program have gone on to various producing positions with NBC News. Some are currently with "Dateline," "NBC Nightly News", "Today" or with MSNBC, CNBC, or our Burbank bureau.
The program runs twelve months and consists of several long-term assignments on a news program and/or a news bureau.
HOW TO APPLY: During application period, you upload your resume and answer the following questions:
-In terms of diverse life experiences, what separates you from the rest of the candidates for the program?
-Identify an issue that was recently covered in the news and explain why you think it was (or was not) newsworthy.
-If you had no obligations or financial constraints for the next six months, what would you do?
-Write about an experience, place or person that triggered your interest in journalism.
-Identify a societal issue that seldom attracts the attention of the news media. How would you cover this issue as a journalist? -Which journalism associations, if any, are you affiliated with?
-Which professional publications (e.g. trade magazines), if any, do you subscribe to?
-How has your local community’s history shaped its modern day demographics?
-What events or activities in your community best exemplify its character?
-Please indicate the countries where you are legally authorized to work.
-Are you legally authorized to work in the United States without NBCU sponsorship through September 2018?
-Please indicate which languages you have conversational fluency.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE, WE REGRET THAT WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO THOSE STUDENTS IN WHOM WE HAVE AN INTEREST. If you are contacted for an interview, in most cases, you will speak with, or meet someone from NBC News or Local Media Group. A final decision is made after a final in person interview.
GENERAL INFORMATION: We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
With the same one-time application, you are automatically considered for NBC's Owned Television Stations group's News Associates Program!
NBC's Owned Television Stations group is a full-service local content provider for today's digital platforms and provides integrated marketing solutions to the local marketplace. Comprising 10 individually managed and staffed television stations in major U.S. markets, the group broadcasts and produces local content for broadcast television, broadband networks, digital channels, and various other media outlets.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:?Bachelor's degree
?Ability to work in NY or one of the 10 Owned & Operated NBC station locations
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: ?Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV and complete the essay questions through nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
?Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation.
?Must be 18 years or greater.
?Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in United States through September 2018.
?Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice.
?Must be willing to sign a one year employment contract.
DESIRED Characteristics:?Master's degree
?Journalism Experience.
?Highly motivated individuals
?Commitment to Television News Production as a career
?Solid writing skills
?Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
?Proven leadership skills


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