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News Assistant

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Company NBC Universal

Job Title News Assistant

Jobid 23768-388734

Location: Singapore, SGP

Description **Job Number** 37432BR

**Job Title** News Assistant

**Business Segment** CNBC

**Sub-Business** CNBC International

**Posting Category** TV Content & Production

**About Us** CNBC is the recognized global leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information. CNBC’s international operations include regional networks in Europe and Asia-Pacific that provide the latest market information, unrivalled coverage of breaking news, in-depth analysis, and interviews with business leaders. CNBC in Europe reaches more than 110 million households, in addition to leading banks, financial institutions, and hotels across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. CNBC in Asia-Pacific reaches more than 70 million households in 21 countries. 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.

**Country** Singapore

**State** - -

**City** Singapore


Reporting to the Head of Guest Booking, the Guest Booker works in conjunction with show teams to develop live segments by finding and booking compelling guests for the show. Additionally, the Guest Booker generates original guest ideas daily, tapping into a broad array of sources for ideas. The Guest Booker will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with new and established guests.

This role is ideal for candidates seeking an entry into a career in journalism and TV news production, with a keen interest in business and current affairs. Strong candidates include those pursuing degrees in journalism, communications, media or business/economics.



• Booking and coordinating guests segments

• Conceive of segment and story ideas, interview questions, and elements for shows - work with the production team to develop these ideas into compelling programming.

• Research stories and guests and work to uncover new angles on stories.

• Networking with guests and PR representatives.

• Communication with news teams, senior producers and news editors, anchors, and operations staff regarding guests interviews.

• Learn to format line-ups and work well with CNBC iNews and Avid systems, and the graphics, lower-thirds and Hotboards programs.

• Strong news judgment to be able to conduct pre-interviews and prepare the guest for their on-air appearance, resulting in a robust interview.


• Those willing to learn and work in a fast-paced, demanding live news environment

• Computer literate, strong communication and organization skills

• A great team player who displays flexibility to possibly work varied hours dependent upon business needs

• Capability to handle deadline pressure and work under the demands of a daily live show

• Languages: fluent in English. Chinese fluency is an advantage, but not essential

• Prior internship experience in TV news, contacts within the industry and/or experience in carrying out interviews preferred

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company.

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


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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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