Production Assistant, MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show

Posted: 9/14/2018

Location: New York, New York
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
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 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, select, and locate required footage for broadcast
  • Create on-air graphic as directed by producers
  • Print scripts for anchor
  • Assist in compiling research for anchors, maintaining on air updates during live program
  • Gather information on breaking stories for anchors to relay on air
  • Manage supplies, submit expenses, book travel for show team
  • Take part in news meeting, pitch stories for show, keep abreast of news events


  • Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Demonstrated interest in current events, politics and public affairs
    • Must have the ability to work under deadline pressure
    • Strong internet research techniques

    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

    • Preferred major – Journalism, Political Science, History or related field
    • Strong knowledge of social media
    • Knowledge of Avid/Interplay and iNews preferred

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