Nexstar Media Group

  • Part-Time Production Assistant

    Requisition ID
    2019-6132
    Category
    Production Operations
    Job Locations
    US-NY-Rochester
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% 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 www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    WROC-TV8, a CBS Affiliate, seeks a Part-Time Production Assistant to coordinate the efforts of various television production duties required to record scenes for live and recorded broadcasts. The Production Assistant is expected to be a driving force in making our newscasts stand out from the competition helping to create visually an exciting and error free newscasts.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Composes and frames camera shots, and applies 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.
    • Operates technical equipment during live broadcasts, including studio cameras and lower-third graphics.
    • Confers with studio crew to discuss sequences, effects, camera movements, and lighting requirements.
    • Tests, cleans, maintains, and repairs camera equipment.
    • Shoots video for news reports.
    • Edits video content prior to newscasts.
    • Ensures station compliance with rules and regulations applicable to FCC, local, state, and federal laws.
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

     

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience preferred.
    • Minimum one year's experience working in a television broadcasting environment.
    • Deko, Photoshop a plus, and broadcast equipment experience preferred.
    • Fluency in English; excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
    • Available to work extended hours when needed.

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The Part-Time News Production Assistant must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, PT News Production Assistant must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.  Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

     

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