Full Time Job

Production Assistant


Albuquerque, NM 02-11-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
The Production Assistant is responsible for various television production duties required to record scenes for live and recorded broadcasts.

Floor Direct the shows as assigned:
• ​instruct the anchors/reporters where their next camera shot will be
• relay all pertinent information from the Director/Producer to the Anchors & vice-versa
• ​operate ENG camera during the AM LIVING SHOW in order to grab shots that the robotic cameras cannot get
• operate ENG camera on the AM BAND set in order to grab shots that the robotics cannot get
• must be able to communicate efficiently with the Production & News staff.
• follow the Format as designed by the Director. Must be able to wear wireless headsets during the show while walking, talking & giving instructions to the Anchors & Guests.
• must be able to stand for long periods of time.
• must mic the guests on the AM shows
• must demonstrate a professional demeanor at all times with guests, clients & coworkers

Maintain studio lights:
• replace bulbs or fixtures as needed. This may require climbing tall ladders while holding a heavy light fixture. Must be able to lift 20 - 30 lbs. and not be afraid of heights.
• operate an ELEMENT lighting board. Will train, but prior knowledge is a plus!

Maintain the studio microphones:
• Follow the Format and give the anchors/reporters the mics per the Director
• Make sure all mics / IFBs are charged appropriately


Maintain the studio:
• sweep & mop the studio
• dust the set
• clean & wipe down surfaces on the kitchen set including the refrigerator

Requirements & Skills:
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.