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Production Assistant, Nightly News



Assist producers with logging media, shooting elements, finding file video and clearing new imagery for news-of-day and feature spots

Assist with production at shoots (coordinate, organize and provide editorial guidance)

Learn Avid and develop desk edit skills to cut VO’s and Teases for broadcast

Desk edit digital cuts of Nightly stories for

Assist show production team in the control room and studio during the broadcast

Pitch, research and develop stories for Nightly News broadcasts

Predict and fulfill additional needs to Executive Producer and Nightly News Rim

Arrange travel for multiple people on short notice for breaking news situations

Willingness and availability to work a weekend schedule and additional hours, at short notice as needed, for breaking news to help update the broadcast


At least 1 year of news production experience at the network level, preferably with an evening news broadcast

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 

Must be able to shoot and expected to edit on desktop 

Proficient in Microsoft Office, iNews, and major social media platforms

Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news; ability to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice, if needed

Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through

Must be willing to work in NYC

Desired Characteristics:   

Ability to shoot digital video and/or still photography

Strong journalistic writing skills, research skills, and editorial judgment

Knowledge of non-linear editing systems including Avid

Strong storytelling ability

Self-starter who has demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in news and current events

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.

Knowledge of NBC News Policies and Guidelines and Practices. 

Additional Requirements:

Hybrid: This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $26.00 - $31.00/ hourly