News Production Assistant

WRAL-TV Raleigh, North Carolina


Description

Assist producers, assignment editors, and directors with daily newscast preparation.  Individual will 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).  Functional computer skills, Internet research skills, exceptional telephone handling skills are a must. Currently attending college or possess a college degree with a concentration in broadcast or media journalism; sophomore and junior college students are encouraged to apply. 

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, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality, and the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC.