Full Time Job

Production Assistant


New York, NY 07-21-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Production Assistant (Project Role)

The Job

WarnerMedia seeks a Production Assistant for the Planning & Programming department. The Production Assistant for the HLN Original Series team works closely with unit producers to execute projects from inception to completion. This is a project based role through 12/31/2021.

The Daily
• Duties include heavy research and telephone reporting, pre-interviews, and coordinating logistics for field production.
• The Production Assistant works closely with Producers and Associate Producers to find the best video and elements within our systems and third-party sources.
• The PA is responsible for all show transcriptions, as well as organizing and maintaining assets via the Grid, SharePoint, etc.
• This role may also include populating scripts with appropriate asset suggestions and assisting Editors throughout the project.
• They must work closely with rights and clearances, affiliate desk, and assignment desks to ensure the best and latest video is acquired, used and credited properly.
• The Production Assistant is also responsible for pitching ideas and stories.
• They are responsible for creating a deliverables log, and for extensive archival work on documentary projects: finding old and rare footage; doing deep research on our subjects; acting as an edit assistant as projects are put together, and extensive fact checking. This role requires a creative, curious and organized worker with great ideas and editorial focus.

The Essentials
• One plus years of experience in TV/news/digital production.
• Long form documentary experience preferred.
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience.
• Familiarity with databases such as MediaSource, MIRA, and the CNN Library is helpful.
• Proficiency with archive sources, such as Getty Images and Associated Press is helpful.
• Must demonstrate strong research skills.
• Must demonstrate strong initiative, commitment, and interpersonal skills.
• Must be team-oriented, able to take direction from Producers and Editors, capable of meeting deadlines and functioning calmly in high-pressure situations.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d87b8x-3-236-68-118-42 in your application.