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CNBC seeks news assistant

December 17, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

CNBC seeks a news assistant to help with coordination of elements for daily Business program.

Must be resourceful and creative in helping to deliver the program’s message, including use of clips, graphics, and props.

Find background information on a wide range of business and financial news stories, using a variety of sources such as the Internet, newspapers, and magazines.

Coordinate production requests and schedules, arrange travel for talent and team. Includes administrative work/assisting on-air talent, including answering phones, faxing, paperwork.

Research segment ideas and segment information as directed by the producer and senior producer of the show.

Assist producers with story production and pre-interviews. Screen, coordinate and produce phone calls for segments.

Assist Executive Producer and Anchor on set.

Qualifications/Requirements BA degree in journalism or business; or an equivalent degree

Minimum 1 year of Production experience.

Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work with others under tight deadlines is critical.

Must be a self-starter and be able to make quick, editorially sound decisions while remaining calm under pressure.

Ideal candidate must be able to multi-task, and have experience working in live television, business news knowledge is a huge plus.

Desired Characteristics

  • Proficiency with systems, especially the i-News computer system is preferred. Interest in and proficiency in social media a plus.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal & teamwork skills, exhibiting proven ability to work collaboratively, with individuals at all levels, and across all functional groups
  • Proactive thinker / self-starter
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines

To apply, go here.

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