WPBF 25 has an opening for a Production Assistant. We are looking for an energetic team player who understands the flexible schedule that the broadcast industry requires to join our production crew. This person will be responsible for operating cameras, teleprompter, audio-board, graphics and video equipment; as related to live broadcasts and post-production. Must have good technical and communication skills. Responsibilities include floor directing, camera/studio operator, audio, editing, assisting the news department, and other duties as assigned.
Construction, maintenance, installation and operation of props, cameras, prompters, sets and other production equipment.
Maintain professional appearance of studio/sets.
Work also includes Premiere editing for news and website content.
Lighting and script preparation for newscasts.
Studio camera operation and floor directing.
Assist the directors as needed.
Must have a good attitude, be willing to learn, and be a team player.
Must be able to problem solve quickly and work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
Attention to detail a must.
Ability to edit is essential.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
Bachelorís degree in Communications preferred or equivalent work experience. Completion of college level technical & editing classes a plus.
Working knowledge of television newscast equipment and software required
Non-linear editing experience a plus.
Experience with audio operations and knowledge of newscast audio.