Production Assistant

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • 02/02/2023

NBC Universal

Salary or Budget: $20 - $25 per hour
Experience required: 1+ years

Company Description

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service. Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

We are expanding and growing NBC News Now big time and fast. Our Top Story with Tom Llamas team is looking for a creative, passionate journalist.

Get in touch if you’re a ready to take on a Production Assistant position. Get in touch if you love to edit video, work with graphics, loves collaborating on a team, thrives in a fast-paced, quickly changing and deadline driven environment, and want to jump start your career in journalism.

This position is represented by the News Guild – NY CWA.

Job Description

  • Work closely with Associate Producers and Producers by assisting them in editing video and graphics.
  • Search for best video and elements for open, lead intro for show, and various tells.
  • Clear video for air, coordinating with Social Newsgathering and Rights and Clearences.
  • Edit Show Open under tight deadline.
  • Edit and assist in writing tells for “Newsfeed” and “Global Watch”
  • Help research and fact check stories with speed and accuracy.
  • Pitch smart and engaging stories for daily and future segments that will resonate with our audience.
  • Keep a constant eye on show rundowns to make sure our video and graphics are in place, accurate and current.
  • Mine and edit the best video and sound for assigned stories.


  • You’ve worked in broadcast, digital or cable, including internships, for 1+ years
  • You know how to edit video on Premiere and/or Avid
  • You’ve got an interest and passion for journalism and are up on the latest news across multiple subject areas
  • You are able to handle multiple projects with attention to detail under intense deadline
  • You live for the moments when news is breaking and time to air is short
  • You thrive working in a collaborative team environment
  • You pay attention to the details of everything you work on
  • You’re ready to jump in on projects as they come up
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • You are willing to work in New York, New York
  • Willing to work 12p – 8p, Monday – Friday

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website.

Additional Information

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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