NBC Universal Researcher - TODAY in New York, New York

Job Number 34462BR

Job Title Researcher - TODAY

Business Segment NBC News and MSNBC

Sub-Business NBC News

Posting Category TV Content & Production

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Career Level Entry-Level

Country United States

State/Province New York

City New York


As a Late Researcher, you will work directly with Associate Producers, Producers and Senior Producers to help write and assist in the production of original content for TODAY. The shift for this position is Sunday through Thursday, 4pm-midnight.


  • Assist in producing original news content, primarily for broadcast, including research, conducting interviews, and supporting field producing and shooting.

  • Pitch story ideas and work on assigned storied developed by the editorial team.

  • Researchers are expected to help fill in for PAs and Gfx coordinators, whenever needed.

  • Gather material for the show opens (stills, videos, breaking news elements)

  • Coordinate with the late/overnight researchers and help with last minute b-roll requests or fixes


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree

  • Must have 1+ years of experience working in production, at the network or syndication level.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment as the researchers consistently work against deadlines and often, in breaking news situations.Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news

  • Must be willing to work in NYC.

Desired Characteristics

  • DV shooting experience.

  • Experience in non-linear editing.

  • Strong journalistic writing skills, research skills, and editorial judgment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.

  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in news, current events and pop culture.

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