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News Desk Assistant


  • Works with an assignment editor and other news department personnel in a support capacity. This is an entry-level position that not all TV stations have.
  • Collects press releases and helps select the most interesting ones, fields phone calls, performs research, coordinates video feeds, fact checks and monitors social media for ideas on news coverage.


  • Demonstrated interest in and grasp of current world events.
  • Knowledgeable about social media and proficient in business software (i.e., Microsoft Office).

Experience Level

  • A bachelor's degree in broadcast television, journalism or a related field.
  • A minimum of six months of TV experience, including internships in a news or talk show environment.