Part-Time News Production Assistant

WRAL-TV Raleigh, North Carolina


WRAL is looking for a Part-Time News Production Assistant to assist producers, assignment editors, and directors with daily newscast preparation.    
The ideal candidate must be able to work 20-30 hours weekly across a variety of shifts (including overnights, early mornings, and weekends).  
Pay Rate: $12/hr.   
  • Organize news scripts and rundowns.
  • Answer News Desk telephone inquiries.
  • Make police and fire department beat checks.
  • Make story follow-up calls as directed by assignment editors, producers, and reporters.
  • Sort and distribute mail.  
  • This individual will also staff the Viewer Information Line which is responsible for retrieving the voice-mail inquiries from the established line, research questions asked and follow-up with the viewer regarding the results. 
  • News Production Assistants must be able to work 20-30 hours weekly across a variety of shifts (including overnights, early mornings, and weekends).  
  • Currently a junior or senior attending college; or recent college graduate with a concentration in broadcast or media journalism. 
  • Functional computer skills, Internet research skills.
  • Exceptional telephone handling skills are a must.
A pre-employment drug screening is required.  EOE, M/F.  All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco free.  Capitol Broadcasting Company participates in E-Verify.   
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAZ-TV, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WNGT-CD, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, and WRAL Digital in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality, and Coastal Plain League in Durham, NC; The Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; The Greenville Yard Gnomes in Greenville, NC; the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC; Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC; MoJud Lofts in Greensboro, NC; and The Thread in Rock Hill, SC.