News Assistant

Compile, dispense, and file news stories.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do News Assistants 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.

Should I be a News Assistant?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Clerical Assistant, Clerical Dentist Assistant, Desk Assistant, Field Assistant, Office Assistant See More

    How to become a News Assistant

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