AM News Production Assistant
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Job description/responsibilities: News Production Assistants work in the KYW newsroom as an assistant to the editor on duty and the news director. They are responsible for coordinating the retrieval and labeling of sound, transcribing copy from field reporters, answering newsroom phone lines, and updating information such as sports scores, weather and market information. They must be able to handle listener inquiries and complaints in a polite, efficient manner. News Production Assistants should be able to recognize the urgency of phone calls (sources, breaking news tips, notice of news conferences) and make sure those calls are directed to the correct individual. News Production Assistants may also be assigned to production and guest booking duties for KYW specialty programming, i.e. Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg, and KYW's original podcasts. As KYW Newsradio is a 24-hour business, News Production Assistants are expected to be available to work irregular hours, such as evenings, overnights, and weekends. We value ingenuity and a ''can do'' attitude in our production assistants. A current resume and cover letter are required.
The News Production Assistant reports to the news director.
Requirements: A college degree, with a concentration in broadcast journalism is preferred. Seniors with a demonstrated interest in broadcasting through internships or experience in college radio/television will be considered. It is important that student applicants have a class schedule that allows them work evenings, weekends and overnight weekend hours.
We encourage and welcome qualified individuals from underrepresented groups as well as other persons who can contribute to our company's diversity through their knowledge, skills and experience. If you know of individuals who might be interested and qualified for this position, we encourage you to refer them to us.
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