Weeknights on MSNBC, Lawrence O’Donnell brings a unique mix of knowledge about politics and the entertainment industry to “The Last Word.” The hour-long program, produced out of 30 Rock in New York City, provides analysis of the top political developments in the news and the most talked about stories of the day. Job Purpose:
As a Production Assistant, you will work directly with producers, senior producers and executive producer to assist in production of live news.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Create on-air graphics as directed by producers
- Provide daily support to host by managing calendar, including media appearances and travel
- Work closely with producers to research, select, and locate required footage for broadcast
- Print scripts for anchors and ensure host is prepared for live broadcast, act as liaison between studio and control room during live broadcast
- Assist in compiling research for anchors, maintaining on air updates during live program
• At least one year of news production experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Political Science, History or related field
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY
• Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through Apply
to be considered
• Knowledge of politics, history and current events
• Excellent organizational skills
• Able to work under deadline pressure and handle multiple projects at once
• Knowledge of Avid/Interplay, iNews and research databases including LexisNexis, ProQuest, and EBSCO preferred
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