NBC News NOW is seeking a Production Assistant to join our Stay Tuned NOW team. This position will work a 10am – 6pm PT shift.
We are looking for early career journalists who thrive in a fast-paced, quickly changing and deadline driven team environment.
Get in touch if you’re passionate about journalism and want to develop your skills editing video, writing, working with graphics and being part of a great team.
This position is represented by the NewsGuild-CWA.
The bulk of the job:
- Work closely with Associate Producers and Producers, assisting them in editing video and generating graphics for live and taped segments
- Help research and fact check stories with speed and accuracy
- Pitch smart and engaging stories for daily and future segments that will resonate with our audience
- Keep 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
- Support the anchor in-person, on set during showtime while maintaining communications with the control room in NY
- You’ve worked in broadcast, digital or cable, including internships, for 1+ years
- You know how to edit video on Premiere and/or Avid
- You’ve got an interest and passion for journalism and are up on the latest news across multiple subject areas
- You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of relevant work experience
- You are willing to work in Los Angeles, CA
- You are able to handle multiple projects with attention to detail under intense deadline
- You live for the moments when news is breaking and time to air is short
- You thrive working in a collaborative team environment
- Experience shooting video on DSLRs is a plus, but not required
- You pay attention to the details of everything you work on
- You’re ready to jump in on projects as they come up
Salary range: $20/hr-$25/hr.