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Booking Production Assistant, MSNBC Reports


Booking Production Assistant, MSNBC Reports

• Emerging Level


MSNBC is hiring a booking PA to support the MSNBC Reports shows.

Category Booking  Production Assistant 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Aug 08, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The ideal candidate is an ambitious person who loves working with high-profile guests, meeting new people with enthusiasm, and learning a new, valued television journalism skill in a real-time news environment. Applicants should have a passion for journalism and a curiosity for all news beats, who wants to be trained by the best-in-the-business cable news booking team to be future leaders in our newsroom and for our shows.

This position is represented by the Writers Guild of America East

  • Work with MSNBC news programs to greet guests for our cable news programs, moving them into our facilities, to our sets and then making sure they have a great on-air experience. 
  • Work for network booking leaders to develop and deploy booking plans for special events. 
  • Do real-time booking during breaking news events. 
  • Backup show bookers and booking associate producers during vacation days and leaves. 
  • Pitch guest ideas to booking leaders and show producers on the most important news stories of the day. 
Basic Qualifications:  
  • Demonstrated writing skills and knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture. 
  • Strong research skills and news judgment. 
  • Good phone skills. 
  • Excels under deadline pressure. 
  • Loves creative thinking and problem solving. 
  • A true ‘people person’ who enjoys meeting new people and building relationships that benefit the overall news organization. 
  • Familiarity with social media tools for research and guest booking  
Additional Job Requirements:
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.
  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news.
Desired Qualifications:  
  • Previous internship or exposure to work in a newsroom at any level. 
  • College degree 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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