The CNBC Business News Associates Program is an 18 month introductory program designed to give participants real-world news experience. Aspiring journalists with diverse backgrounds rotate thorough a series of assignments in the CNBC Newsroom including working for CNBC.com, working on the CNBC TV Newsdesk and a CNBC live television show. Participants will gain experience working in the control room during a live broadcast, working directly with reporters and covering breaking news.
Our highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring journalists who bring diverse backgrounds to news production and news coverage. The program represents CNBC's strong commitment to developing a diverse editorial staff within CNBC. The News Associates program is designed to attract candidates of racial, ethnic, economic and geographical diversity, as well as candidates with disabilities.
The News Associates program is a fast-track opportunity to develop network level news-gathering and production skills. It is not designed to train people who wish to be on-air reporters. Participants work on programs such as Squawk Box, as a producer on the assignment desk and on CNBC.com.
Over 80 percent of the News Associates who've completed the program have gone on to various producing positions with CNBC. Some are currently with the Assignment Desk, CNBC.com, various CNBC shows and MSNBC.
During the application period, you are able to upload your resume and answer the following questions:
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we will only be able to respond to those students in whom we have interest. If you are contacted for an interview, in most cases, you will speak with, or meet someone from CNBC. A final decision is made after a final in person interview.
We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.