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Production Assistant - Washington Journal

Location:Washington, DC
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:The shift for this position is Tuesday-Saturday, 5am-1pm.

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Assist with the production of C-SPAN's Washington Journal, the network’s daily live morning viewer call-in program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answers, screens and posts viewer calls for Washington Journal.
  • Assists Producer in the production of the live show.
  • Assists Producers in the preparation of various program elements, including video clips and background research.
  • Helps develop and maintain Washington Journal's social media presence.
  • Creates on-air graphics consistent with presentation guidelines.
  • Keeps current on news and public affairs through traditional, online and social media.
  • Keeps computer database up-to-date.
  • Oversees all supplies for Washington Journal personnel and production.
  • Manages green room operations by greeting and preparing for air guests on the Washington Journal.
  • Functions in similar capacities for other C-SPAN programs under the jurisdiction of the Washington Journal.
  • Other duties as assigned.
BACKGROUND/SKILLS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Political Science, History or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in current events, politics and public affairs.
  • Understanding of C-SPAN programming and philosophy.
  • Strong social media skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully under deadline.
  • Availability to work very early mornings and weekends.


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