The Tim Russert Fellowship

Posted: 3/7/2017

Location: District of Columbia, Washington D.C.
Function: Production
Specialty: Operations, PR & Communications, News & Journalism
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


  • The deadline for the application for the 2017-2018 Fellowship is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5PM Eastern Time.
  • The Tim Russert Fellowship will be awarded to one motivated, passionate graduating senior interested in pursuing a career in political journalism. The Fellowship is a one-year, paid position in the NBC News Washington, D.C. Bureau. The fellow will work on a rotational basis in several areas of the Washington Bureau including "Meet the Press" and the NBC News Political Unit. Responsibilities will include assisting talent and producers, participating in news shoots, and story research. The goal is to give a talented, early career journalist the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned NBC News staff members and experience a yearlong "boot camp" in political journalism. Additional Details
  • This is a one-year position. The program runs twelve months and consists of several long-term rotations in the Washington, DC Bureau. Relocation expenses are not covered. HOW TO APPLY
  • Upload your resume, cover letter, and essay (maximum of 250 words). ESSAY TOPIC
  • What role should the media play in our nation's political discourse?

    Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or Political Science
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
  • Active involvement in journalism through work experience, on campus media involvement and/or internships
  • Proven commitment to community service
  • Applicants must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.
  • 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 Qualifications
  • Highly motivated individuals
  • Commitment to Television News Production as a career
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Proven commitment to community service

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