Full Time Job

Production Assistant


Champaign, IL 01-26-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
The Production Assistant is responsible for various television production duties required for live and recorded broadcasts. The production crew works together running cameras, audio, graphics, teleprompter, and switcher to produce a professional and quality on-air product under the leadership of a director. The department must work closely with news, sports, weather, and lifestyle talent and producers to ensure smooth preparation and execution of a clean broadcast.
• Operates studio and remote cameras during live broadcasts
• Composes and frames camera 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
• Confers with directors, producers, talent and other crew members to discuss sequences, desired effects, camera movements, and lighting requirements
• Prepare cameras, set pieces, microphones, and related equipment prior to broadcast
• Tests, cleans, and maintains studio and control room equipment
• Operates audio board for live and recorded broadcasts
• Produces graphics for broadcasts
• Operates graphics and video playback systems for live and recorded broadcasts
• Edits video and preforms other post-production tasks for promos and recorded broadcasts
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, cameras, and other studio/control room equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Ability to lift and move set pieces and equipment up to 40 lbs
• Ability to communicate effectively over headsets for extended periods


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re3yw7-18-207-129-175-42 in your application.

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.