Full Time Job

Production Assistant


Jackson, MS 08-31-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Broadcast Production Assistant

16WAPT, the Hearst Owned ABC affiliate in Jackson, MS has an opening for a Broadcast Production Assistant. We are looking for a team player who understands the flexible schedule that the broadcast industry requires to join our production crew. You will be responsible for operating cameras, teleprompter, audio-board, graphics and video equipment related to live broadcasts and post-production. You will work with our production team to guarantee a successful broadcast is produced. You will report to the ((manager title)).

• Operate cameras and studio floor directing
• Move and handle props and sets during productions
• Construction, maintenance, installation and operation of props, cameras, prompters, sets and other production equipment
• Lighting and script preparation for newscasts
• Maintain appearance of studios including cleaning of set and floors
• Understand and maintain lighting grid and control board
• Climb ladders to change light bulbs and adjust fixtures on the grid
• Edit syndicated promos for air and web content using Adobe Premiere
• Assist the directors

• Working knowledge of television newscast equipment and software
• Videography experience helpful
• Editing experience is necessary
• Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
• Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
• Medical | Dental | Vision
• 401(k) matching
• Emotional Wellness Support
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Parental Leave
• LGBTQ+ Health Services
• Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv2ezj-3-214-184-223-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.