Broadcast Desk Assistant
PBS NewsHourCategory: Television
Duration of Position: 6 months
Work Schedule: Full Time
Broadcast Desk Assistant duration: six-month term (Jan. 7, 2013 to July 12, 2013)
The Desk Assistant (DA) position is part of a six-month entry-level program aimed at providing practical experience in a broadcast news setting. The DAs are exposed to all aspects involved in producing a nightly television news program. Desk Assistant duties are rotational among the different units that compose the NewsHour.
Over the course of the program, each of the 8 Desk Assistants hired will work in 3 different units for a period of two months each. They also act as support staff for Senior Producers, Associate Producers, Reporters and Production Assistants, by answering phones, sorting mail, distributing paper and other administrative tasks. Finally, Desk Assistants will attend a series of breakfasts with various members of our organization including correspondents, producers, and reporters.
-Good writing and research skills.
-Demonstrated interest in journalism and/or television production.
-Pleasant phone manner and good administrative skills.
-Strong work ethic and effective time management.
-Knowledge of The PBS NewsHour's journalistic style.
-Prior experience in a broadcast news setting is strongly preferred.
How To Apply:
To apply, please visit: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/aboutus/openings/?id=2
Send the following to the Desk Assistant Coordinator via email (preferred) or ground mail.
-Application (downloadable at the web site listed above)
Desk Assistant Coordinator
The PBS NewsHour
3620 S. 27th Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Deadline To Apply: Oct. 31, 2012
Posted: 10/01/2012 - 12:36 p.m.
Modified: 10/01/2012 - 02:40 p.m.
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