NBC & MSNBC News Associates Program

The News Associates Program is a 12-month immersion in the fast-paced world of news production. Powered by NBCU Academy curriculum, participants learn and grow their skills in digital, cable, broadcast and newsgathering. The News Associates rotate assignments every three months across the many brands and platforms of NBC News and MSNBC.  Each rotation is designed to provide hands on journalism and news production experience. This program is designed for those who want to thrive in roles behind the scenes, not in front of the camera. Participants are required to remain in the program for a minimum of at least 6 months. The News Associate will be paired with a mentor to help guide them successfully through program.


As part of our commitment to finding and developing high potential talent with a broad range of experiences, we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply, including those from historically underrepresented communities. Candidates from historically underrepresented communities include, but are not limited to, those who are from varied socioeconomic backgrounds or geographies, racially or ethnically diverse, different genders or gender identities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, disabled, and/or military veterans. Applications for the News Associates Program are not evaluated on the basis of any protected characteristic. 

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  • Bachelor's degree. Masters degree desired.
  • Journalism experience.
  • Commitment to a career in television news production.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and proven leadership skills.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States through September 2028.
  • Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice.
  • Must be willing to sign a one-year employment contract committing to remain with the company for the full year in New York, NY.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.


Apply Description

All interested applicants must apply online to be considered for the program. Candidates must write a series of essay questions as part of the application process. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we will only be able to respond to those candidates selected for an interview. If you are contacted for an interview, in most cases, you will speak with, or meet someone from NBC News or MSNBC. A decision is made after a final in-person interview.

Applications are currently closed.