Full Time Job

Newscast Production Assistant


Metairie, LA 05-01-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
WGNO-TV in New Orleans has an exciting opportunity for an entry level News Production Assistant! We are looking for an energetic, reliable, and creative candidate to help prepare and execute on-air newscasts. This person may also create content for our digital and social platforms (website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). This is a great entry-level position for someone looking to launch a career in news, television, or various digital and social roles.

This position works closely with newsroom managers/leaders, newscast producers, and production crew to deliver late-breaking, informative news, weather, and traffic coverage in the Greater New Orleans region.

Responsibilities include:
• Live shot coordination with Newscenter and field crews for our Morning, Evening, and/or Weekend Newscasts
• Prepping for newscasts including but not limited to: Assignment Desk, studio and set preparation.
• Operate teleprompter during newscasts, breaking news, and specials
• Video editing for newscasts
• Creating content for our digital and social platforms
• Track, document and communicate technical and operational notes to Production, News, Engineering and Creative Services management as appropriate.
• Reconcile technical and operational issues related to daily News production processes.
• Provide other production support (live and pre-recorded) for News Specials, Creative Services, Sports, Special Events, Digital and Client production.
• Facilitate production support aligned with Departmental and Station business objectives and priorities as required.
• Precise time management and ability to work efficiently under hard deadlines.
• Demonstrates composure and timely decision-making in a dynamic, fluid and vigorous environment associated with live News production.
• Other duties as assigned

• Experience is not necessary, but education and/or internship in television or related field preferred
• Training will be provided
• Shifts vary; must be able to work morning, evening, and/or weekends, as needed
• Candidates must submit current resume detailing relevant experience and interests


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb0bzk-44-210-83-132-42 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.