News Assistant

Compile, dispense, and file news stories.

What does a News Assistant do?

Compiles, dispenses, and files newsstories and related copy to assist editorial personnel in broadcasting newsroom: Telephones government agencies and sports facilities and monitors other stations to obtain weather, traffic, and sports information. Telephones people involved in news events to obtain further information or to arrange for on-air or background interviews by news broadcasting personnel. Files and retrieves news scripts, printouts, and recording tapes. May make written copies of newsstories called in from remote locations. May record, edit, and play back tapes of newsstories to assist COLUMNIST/COMMENTATOR, using recording and splicing machines and equipment.