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Thursday, March 20, 2014

P/T - Media Desk Associate, NBC-Universal (NY/NJ)

Media Desk Associate: JOB DESCRIPTION
Media Desk Associate will report to the Media Assets Department of NBC-Universal, Operations & Technical Services.  This individual will be responsible for the review and cataloging of all incoming material/media.
Position is freelance for one year; average of minimum three days per week.  Pay is $20 per hour.
  • Work under the direction of Media Desk Assistant Managers, screen and log media for immediate retrieval by NBC News production for daily broadcasts and breaking news.
  • Prioritize large volume of incoming content balancing accuracy and  speed

·         Edit real-time logs per NBC News archival standards and archiving them to our digital databases.

  • Sub-divide (sub-clipping) materials using departments editing tools;
  • Assign clips to catalogs utilizing Avid Interplay and Ardome.
  • Research and retrieval of archival media records for day of, long-term and breaking news projects per producer's requests.
  • Work closely with various departments within MSNBC/NBC Universal (Departments may include: News Desk Operations, Satellite Operations, Field Production and Truck Operations) on material to be fed into NBC Universal.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or liberal arts field or master’s degree in library science preferred
  • Experience with logging and researching archival material
  • Facility with database research and computer editing applications is essential
  • Must have knowledge of news, current events, and recent history
  • Willingness to work overtime, and on weekends as needed
  • Willingness to work extended shifts on short notice to cover breaking news and developing news assignments.
  • Position is located in New York but must be willing to work in New Jersey
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to  Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.