Nexstar Media Group

  • Production Assistant

    Requisition ID
    Production Operations
    Job Locations
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at


    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    The Production Assistant is responsible for various television production duties required to record scenes for live and recorded broadcasts.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • 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
    • Operates studio cameras during live broadcasts
    • Operates remote cameras during live broadcasts
    • Confers with directors and other crew members to discuss sequences, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements
    • Sets up cameras and related equipment
    • Tests, cleans, maintains and repairs camera equipment
    • Produces graphics for newscast
    • Screen, log, transcribe and clip footage for projects; organize element reels
    • News Editing
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Must be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. 

    Education/Experience:  High School Diploma.

    Experience in television, film, or post production preferred but not required.





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