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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Desk Assistant

Jobid 23768-377209

Location: Miami, FL, 33126, USA

Description **Job Number** 35297BR

**Job Title** Desk Assistant

**Business Segment** NBC News and MSNBC

**Sub-Business** NBC News

**Posting Category** TV Content & Production

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 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.

**Career Level** Entry-Level

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Florida

**City** Miami


NBC News is looking for a highly motivated person for this entry-level position. A candidate should be interested in breaking news, have great communication skills and a positive attitude. You should have a desire to develop solid editorial judgement and willingness to work long hours during a developing news story. You will assist in various areas of our newsroom that supports newsgathering throughout the southern US, Latin America and the Caribbean for our broadcast, cable and digital platforms and brands. Responsibilities include:

• Assist in breaking news & on-going story coverage through internet research and phone calls

• Support our teams in the field as they gather and feed news materials including identifying subjects and sources, setting up interviews and gathering b-roll

• Monitor social media sites & the web for news developments in the region

• Stay in constant contact with regional and local PIOs from law enforcement and other public entities

• Production support of the editing teams by organizing and coordinating feeds, logging interviews and press conferences that could be in real-time, ensuring that material is properly ingested, and finding original material and UGC

• Will be encouraged to find and help pitch story ideas

• Organize & maintain crucial queues: desk log, story digest & who's where to reflect change


• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a related field

• Bilingual in English and Spanish

**Desired Characteristics**

• Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in news and current events

• Strong research skills and editorial judgment

• Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments while under extreme deadlines

• Team player with proven interpersonal skills

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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