Rachel Bass

New York, New York

About Me


NBC – New York, NY August 2011 – December 2012
Assistant Producer, "Rock Center with Brian Williams"
• Produced, wrote and booked news stories for a weekly primetime newsmagazine
• Worked directly with senior staff and on-air talent to develop original content
• Generated project budgets and monitored expenses
• Directed and coordinated logistics for camera crews and on-air talent in the field
• Coordinated the exchange of scripts, videos and feeds in breaking news situations
• Directed social media and promotional outreach for upcoming shows
• Pitched and developed stories
• Researched segments and interviewed subjects
• Wrote and fact checked scripts

MSNBC – New York, NY July 2010 – August 2011
Production Assistant, Longform
• Researched, wrote and produced longform programming with senior staff
• Managed logistics for the director, production team and high-profile talent
• Compiled, screened and researched NBC News archival footage to transcribe and log tapes
• Coordinated with editors and graphics department to select footage and stills
• Liaised to rights and clearances department to ensure royalties and check usage restrictions

The Washington Times – Washington, DC February 2008 – December 2009
Copy Editor/Headline Writer
• Ensured editorial accuracy for news, features and opinion sections
• Researched facts, quotes, names, titles, organizations and additional background information
• Coordinated with TV and radio departments in selecting the news of the day
• Edited nationally syndicated columnists, and commentary from politicians and military personnel
• Created headlines, subheads and photograph captions


• Avid: iNews, Interplay, News Cutter
• Adobe: InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, Photoshop
• Cameras: Sony VHR-V1U, Canon EOS 5D
• Lexis Nexis, Accurint, Cision Media Source, Ardome
• HTML, K4 Publishing, QuarkXPress, SAXoPRESS


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. Journalism, May 2007

References available upon request

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