NBC Universal Researcher in New York, New York

Job Number 34825BR

Job Title Researcher

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

Responsibilities

As a 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.

Job Duties

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

  • Researcher is expected to both pitch story ideas and work on assigned stories developed by the editorial team.

  • Researcher is expected to help fill in for PAs and GFX coordinators, where needed.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, English, History or a related field of study.

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

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

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

  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY

  • Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

  • Must be “on call” 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications

  • 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

  • Knowledge of NBC News Policies and Guidelines and Practices

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

  • Experience using social media

  • Ability to work with various NBC News departments, including the HUB, Satellite Operations, Crew Desk, Graphics, Affiliate Relations and NBC News Channel.

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