NBC Universal News Assistant in London, United Kingdom

Job Number 34983BR

Job Title News Assistant

Business Segment CNBC

Sub-Business CNBC International

Posting Category TV Content & Production

About Us NBC Universal International

NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

CNBC (UK) Ltd

CNBC is the world’s number one channel for business news and broadcasts thirteen hours of live programming on the EMEA and Asia Pacific markets every business day from its TV studios based in the City of London and Singapore. CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products including CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data; and a suite of apps including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

Career Level Entry-Level

Country United Kingdom

State/Province - -

City London

Responsibilities

The News Assistant provides support to the show production teams assisting with cutting video, building graphics, basic segment production and guest booking. This role is ideal for candidates looking for entry into a career in journalism and TV news production with a keen interest in business, economics, and financial markets.

Qualifications/Requirements

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with editors to cut video to match news scripts and provide elements to support production of show segments.

  • Creating accurate interview transcripts.

  • Building graphics using CNBC’s in-house applications and liaising with the graphics department.

  • Researching stories as directed

  • Guest booking and coordinating logistics.

  • Basic script writing

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Eligible to work in the UK

  • University Degree or equivalent experience and a keen interest in business news, economics, and financial markets.

  • Prior internship experience in TV News Production and/or financial sector.

  • Capability to handle short deadlines and work in a face-paced and demanding live news environment.

  • Good communication skills,

  • Additional languages would be beneficial

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company.

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