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Part-Time Production Assistant

6/7/2024

The Production Assistant is responsible for operating television cameras for live and recorded broadcasts. They are also responsible for moving and arranging set pieces, assisting guests, and other studio-related duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Composes and frames shots, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by directors.
  • Adjusts positions and controls of cameras to change focus, exposure and lighting as requested by the director.
    Operates studio cameras during live broadcasts.
  • Confers with directors and other crew members to discuss sequences, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements.
  • Sets up and performs shots for recorded broadcasts.
  • Communicates with Production crew and News talent during broadcasts, including giving visual cues to talent.
  • Adds and removes set pieces between segments of live broadcasts.
  • Maintains studio cleanliness, including vacuuming and wiping down sets.
  • Assists guests with microphones, equipment, product displays, and other tasks related to appearing on-air.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Requirements and Skills:

  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Minimum one year's experience with camera operation in a television broadcasting environment preferred.
  • Basic proficiency with computers.
  • Experience with broadcast-related equipment, including television cameras, preferred.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The Production Assistant must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Production Assistant must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions. Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.


Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit Nexstar.tv.


EEO Statement:  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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