Full Time Job

Production Assistant


New York, NY 02-10-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

The Job

The Production Assistant for CNN's Morning Programming works closely with show producers to find best video and elements for segments and packages within CNN systems and elsewhere.

The Daily
• The Production Assistant cuts soundbites and VOs, helps producers gather elements for in-house packages, and orders and creates graphics.
• Each PA is responsible for calling elements in the control room, and for pitching both package and guest ideas.
• The PA will also run teleprompter in the control room.
• They help producers with research for guest segments, and must work closely with rights and clearances, affiliate desk and assignment desks to ensure best video is used and sourced properly.
• The Production Assistant must code video and create banners, and work under extremely tight deadlines.
• The PA will also work closely in the control room with writers, line producer and senior producers on best sound bites and VOs for live reads and teases.
• Must be able to regularly work an overnight or early morning shift and work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require.

The Essentials
• A bachelor's degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience.
• One year of production or related experience with some experience in video and graphics. Newsroom experience preferred.
• Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Strong writing skills.
• Ability to be detail-oriented.
• Knowledge of current events and strong editorial judgement are also important.
• Able to juggle many tasks at once.
• Experience in editing a plus.

The Perks
• Paid time off every year to volunteer
• Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
• 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
• 2018 Best Company for Dads
• An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
• Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Company Profile

We are the now and the next. The power behind the people building the future. We are born from the spirit of innovation. We are created from the idea that people around the world want more, need more, deserve more. We are the home of the global digital revolution. We are CNN.