Production Assistant, NBC News Now

Posted: 1/19/2020

Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

The Bulk of the Job:
Work closely with Associate Producers and Producers by assisting them in editing video and graphicsHelp research and fact check stories with speed and accuracyPitch smart and engaging stories for daily and future segments that will resonate with our audienceKeep a constant eye on show rundowns to make sure our video and graphics are in place, accurate and current Mine and edit the best video and sound for assigned stories


• You know how to cut tape on Premiere and/or Avid and really like doing it
You’ve worked in broadcast, digital or cable, including internships, for at least 2 years
• You’ve got an interest in current events, U.S. politics, and pop culture
• You’re familiar with the process of searching video and how to edit
• You have a Bachelor’s degree
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
• You are willing to work in New York, New York

Desired Characteristics:

You are strong in all the following ways:
• You are able to handle multiple projects with attention to detail under ins
• You live for the moments when news is breaking and time to air is short

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

We are all about making stuff. New stuff. Mold-breaking stuff. And we are setting out to invent a new kind of news channel for a rising generation of news junkies. OTT. On all the time. Live news of the highest quality. Authentic. Voicy. Not extreme. No shouting allowed. Unexpected. Maybe even funny sometimes. But always informative and always stories well-told.

There are tens of millions of people who need the news but who don’t have cable. Inventing a new channel requires a new kind of voice. Creative, untethered to the tried and true but knows a best practice or two that’s worth following. Fearless, deeply journalistic, and a thoughtful story-teller.

If you’re a Production Associate with a passion for journalism and visual story telling, take a look below and get in touch. But hurry. We’ve got a lot to do.

The PA will help to support associate producers, producers and executive producers with video, graphics and writing. The PA must also be able to quickly pull elements and order graphics while on-air and during breaking news situations.

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