PA/Researcher

Posted: 3/13/2019

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


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:
    - 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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