Full Time Job

Post-Production Assistant


Alexandria, VA 10-21-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Position Title: Post-Production Assistant (Hybrid)

Department: Content Operations

Corporate Area: Technology & Operations

Status: Full-time/Regular/Exempt

Supervisor: Director, Post-Production

Position Overview:

This position supports Post-Production Managers in obtaining and managing project deliverables and participates in the overall program packaging workflow. This detailed support includes administrative, post-production and creative development for on-air packaging, show clips, reels, presentations, and awards submissions. Collaboratively works with colleagues in Programming, Marketing, Distribution, T&O and outside vendors. The incumbent ensures final deliverables meet PBS technical, editorial, and broadcast guidelines.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Assist in the maintenance of databases, spreadsheets, and temporary media storage locations

• Coordinate vendor setups, track project budgets, receipt of invoices and payment processing

• Manage post-production media library, including spreadsheets and analysis of delivery trends

• Process and archive paperwork for music licensing agreements

• Assist in the management, scheduling, and supervision of voiceover sessions

• Coordinate and schedule vendors for captioning, language translations, and external post work

Post-Production Management:
• Coordinate the intake and processing of all production assets

• Distribute and archive media work files and content screeners to PBS partners and vendors

• Coordinate and notify PBS groups on available media assets and final broadcast deliveries

• Research and select music bed options for on-air packaging elements

• Produce and proof production credits, using After Effects and Photoshop

• Ensure all project packaging assets and information are properly archived

• Screen content for selects, or create complete packaging elements, as directed

• Produce program clips, reels, presentations and media for awards and festival submissions

• Edit existing raw media for behind-the-scenes and program teases

• Produce unique series branding, i.e., titles, lower 3rds, and packaging graphics

• Supervise edit sessions, while guiding program packaging development and approvals

Requirements for success:
• Bachelor's degree in communications or related field with experience in a public broadcasting environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

• At least 2+ years' experience working in Programming, media Post-Production, preferably within a public broadcasting environment

• Experience in the creative development and execution of short-form content or elements.

• Experience managing post-production activities and techniques, vendor bids and agreements.

• Professional experience/skills related to financial and budget management is a plus
• Proficient with industry standard non-linear editing software, e.g., Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop and working knowledge of Avid Media Composer

• Deadline driven and proven ability to multi-task under pressure

• Strong communications skills, both verbal and written

• Keen attention to details and proofreading skills
• Proven ability to develop creative ideas and chaperone projects through completion

• Cover letter strongly recommended, although not required

• Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the EEOC and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn4wxk-44-197-198-214-42 in your application.

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PBS and our member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS's educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.