Application deadline: Around Feb. 2010 for 2010-2011
Description: This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring journalists who bring diverse backgrounds to news production and news coverage. The News Associates program is a fast-track opportunity for people with the goal to learn news gathering and production skills. It is not designed to train people who wish to be on-air reporters.
Time Commitment: One year; must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays and weekends, often with short notice. Compensation: $33, 600 salary, exempt; “outstanding” benefits package; relocation expenses are not covered.
Requirements: Ability to work in the New York Metropolitan area; must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation; must have unrestricted work authorization in United States through July 2011; must be willing to sign a one year employment contract.
Application instructions: External applicants must submit a resume/CV through gecareers.com or nbcunicareers.com. Be prepared to answer a number of essay questions during the process; these questions can be found here.