Production Assistant

Job Description

WTHR’s 13News, the news leader, is looking for a part-time production assistant who can join the production team in executing live newscasts and field productions. We are looking for someone who is eager to learn about the many facets of local television and can use our technology to help create dynamic, energetic, and engaging content.

This is a “foot-in-the-door,” part-time position that will get you started in the world of technical broadcast television. A self-starter in this job will be able to gain experience in all technical areas, with opportunities to learn about news, production, engineering, IT, and operations.

The person selected for this role will be tasked with operating studio and control room equipment for live newscasts and assisting with remote setups for live and post-produced initiatives. In addition, Production Assistants are responsible for running teleprompter and floor directing as needed, as well as operating audio consoles, gimbal cameras, and performing video editing duties.

In this job, you’ll be part of our automated news environment which includes training to code on our Ross OverDrive system, operating robotic cameras and opportunities to direct cut-ins and packaged news content.

We are looking for someone who is energetic and curious about our business to help us adapt to a constantly changing viewer base.

Required Skills

Working knowledge of basic studio operations (cueing talent, running teleprompter, etc.)
Working knowledge of non-linear editors (Edius or Premiere preferred)
Basic knowledge of Ross Overdrive or Grass Valley Ignite
Basic knowledge of ENPS or iNEWS
Customer service-focused approach to working with other departments and outside clients
Proven ability to work well under pressure, take initiative, and work well with others
Strong organizational, communications, and time-management skills
Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays
Ability to lift and operate handheld studio and field camera weighing 15 pounds for 20 minutes at a time

Education Required

Two (2) years of experience in college or professional broadcasting environments

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