Production Assistant, MSNBC for Rachel Maddow

Posted: 4/22/2018

Location: New York, New York
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Launched in 2008, “The Rachel Maddow Show” follows the machinations of policy making in America, from local political activism to international diplomacy. Rachel Maddow looks past the distractions of political theater and stunts and focuses on the legislative proposals and policies that shape American life - as well as the people making and influencing those policies and their ultimate outcome, intended or otherwise.

Job Purpose: As a Production Assistant, you will work directly with the show’s anchor, producers, senior producers and executive producer to assist in production of live news.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Work closely with producers to research and gather headlines and news updates for daily planning & editorial meetings
  • Take part in news meeting, pitch stories for show, keep abreast of news events
  • Print scripts for anchor
  • Assist in compiling research and information on breaking stories for anchor, maintaining on air updates during live program
  • Manage anchor travel, expenses and other ad hoc requests
  • Assist team with ordering supplies, catering and other ad hoc requests

  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Political Science, History or related field

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in United States
    • Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice

    • Demonstrated interest in current events, politics and public affairs
    • Must have the ability to work under deadline pressure
    • Strong internet research techniques
    • Strong knowledge of social media
    • Knowledge of Avid/Interplay and iNews preferred

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