Posted: October 18, 2023

Production Assistant – Part Time

Website abc27News Nexstar Media Inc / WHTM-TV abc27

Your Local News Source

The production assistant works to technically deliver news and special production programming. PAs work with cameras, audio and graphics to produce linear television and digital product. Desired development to directing path.

Essential Duties:

  • Assist with daily production of lifestyle and news programs and specials
  • Set up and maintenance of studio for newscast
  • Various studio positions during live newscasts and taped events including:
    • Set Up and Operate prompter
    • Operating, compose and frame video with studio cameras
    • Floor directing duties during live and recorded programs
    • Operate in real time On-Air Graphics
    • Operating audio board
    • Develop to grow in directing newscasts
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Experience:  BS/BA from an accredited four-year university or HS with related work experience preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Strongly preferred previous television production experience
  • Strongly preferred previous directing experience
  • Experience with Ross Video (Acuity) a plus.


  • Detail-oriented and self-managing
  • Driven personality forwarding goal setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
  • Prefer Familiarity with Ross Video Tools, including Xpression
  • Must be fast and accurate with non-linear editing
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to handle the pressure of a live news production, interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
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