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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: Production Assistant Reply with quote

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Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. is an international multi-media broadcasting corporation based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area that broadcasts news and information to the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Europe.

We are seeking qualified candidates to consider for the position of Production Assistant.

The Production Assistants provides support to Producers and Senior Producers in most stages of pre-production and news production. Responsibilities include: technical, creative and administrative tasks from logistical organization to booking live feeds, making sure the news production process runs smoothly. He or she must be intuitive, alert provide immediate assistance to Producers and Senior Producers facing deadline challenges. Must be able to handle multiple projects on an on-going basis.

DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES: (Essential Functions: Duties and responsibilities noted with bullets are considered to be the essential functions of the job)
 Track the location and progress of packages ordered
 Produce and work with anchors on daily topicals
 Write CGs and news headlines for assigned programs
 Select pictures for graphics and request graphics from Design Team
 Input information into ENPS
 Gather material, create and edit sequences in Cinegy
 Follow up to ensure graphics are ready by deadline
 Request research material as directed by Producers and Senior Producer
 Issue reference numbers and track stories ordered from news vendors (APTN, etc)
 Work closely with Producers, Senior Producers and News Management
 First line of contact with production staff and Correspondents/ crews at local remote locations (Pentagon, State Department, White House and Capital Hill).

The incumbent may be asked to perform additional duties and take on other responsibilities as dictated by events and circumstances.

 Bachelors degree in journalism preferred
 Ability to read and write classic Arabic
 Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
 Must develop strong news judgment
 Must have keen sense of logistics and ability to work well with others including producers, reporters, photographers, other personnel and the public
 Ability to multi-task and learn new industry specific software
 Able to work effectively with all levels of management and staff in a professional manner
 Exercise self-discipline and time-management skills
 Basic understanding of MS Office
 Intermediate skill level with word processing, Excel
 Proactive planner and problem solving skills
 Ability to prioritize, maintain steady workflow during peak hours and cope with last-minute changes
 Must be able to accommodate flexible work schedule to support 24/7 news environment, which could include overnight coverage.

Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. offers a challenging work environment, competitive pay and excellent benefits. The selected candidate must be able to pass background and credit check. MBN is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Please visit our website at

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to and include the job title of "Production Assistant" in the email subject line.

Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc (MBN) is an equal opportunity employer committed to work force diversity.

Salary Range: $35k - $40k

Contact E-Mail:
Web Address: None specified

Mailing Address:
7600 Boston Blvd Suite D,
Springfield, VA 22153

Phone: None specified
Fax: None specified
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