Full Time Job

Production Stage Manager / Prop Master


Los Angeles, CA 04-04-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
• Stage Manage daily newscasts and other original productions, including Special Events, Creative Services, Sales and Client productions.
• Responsible for run of show on stage, during telecast, including production cues, set changes, placement of props and talent positions.
• Responsible for all staging logistics on and off camera.
• Work with crew to set up staging areas prior to live broadcasts.
• Review all Facilities Sheets and communicate with producers to confirm props, set elements and staging requirements for studio produced segments.
• Meet daily with producers and directors and verify staging requirements for upcoming segments. Identify production elements including props and set elements.
• Communicate directly with Control Room producers and directors, and update production logistics in real time to studio crew.
• Organize and supervise all set changes including props and furnishings.
• Ensure the News production studio is prepped for live broadcast and breaking news at a moment's notice.
• Maintains all props - responsible for ordering and organizing all prop inventory.
• Responsible for maintaining production staging areas for on-air presentation. Including set elements, dressings, flooring, and furnishings.
• Contributes to all areas of studio support operations and maintaining a safe workspace. Including storage systems, supplies inventory, set maintenance, props, lighting, fire aisles, identifying and reporting trip hazards, and maintaining a safe workspace.
• Work with the Lighting team to maintain accurate and up to date stage marks.

• Three to five years professional experience in live television stage managing and prop inventory.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills.
• Must be an effective leader and be able to motivate people.
• Needs to work well under the pressure of a live broadcast.
• Should have a strong fundamental understanding of video and audio production equipment and capabilities.
• Working knowledge of News operating systems including ENPS a plus.
• Computer skills should also include Microsoft Office/Outlook experience.
• Must be able to make quick decisions and give accurate instructions to stage personnel during live broadcasts.
• Prop and grip experience a must.
• Must work well as a member of a team and be able to be a competent team leader.
• Must be a member of IATSE or willing to join.
• Applicant must be willing to work varied shifts which may include mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Compensation - $48.39/hr


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1kn1e-44-222-104-206-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $48.39 Per Hour ($ USD)
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.