Production Assistant (Part-Time) - WPXI TV in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/30/2022

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Job Summary

WPXI-TV is looking for a Part-Time Production Assistant to join our team! 


  • Operate studio camera for live and non-live news and talk show programs.  
  • Operate audio board for live on location news and non-news programs.  
  • Operate all studio equipment which includes studio camera, cg, audio, graphic art and prompter.  
  • Assist production manager with studio lighting, including the use of ladder, fixtures and lamps.  
  • Produce episodic promos for the creative services department. 

75% Studio Camera & Prompter Operation: 

  • Review show rundowns 30 minutes before show.  
  • Review studio lighting 30 minutes before show to ensure fixtures are working.  
  • Assist with pre-recording of all news preproduction before live broadcast.  
  • Execute live news broadcast in a clean manner.  
  • Pre-record news and promotion topicals in between newscast.  
  • Pre-record morning sports and reporter standups for next day.  
  • Run studio camera and prompter for both live and non-live events 

25% Audio Operator: 

  • Check all wireless mics and ifb’s 30 minutes before broadcast.  
  • Check all wireless mics and ifb’s for battery strength 30 minutes before broadcast.  
  • Review rundown 30 minutes before show.  
  • Mic checks by all studio talent and live shots before hitting air.  
  • Review of all equipment after show ensuring safe return to audio booth.  
  • Edit episodic promos for promotions department. 



What we look for


  • Experience: 1-2 years previous studio camera production desired. 
  • Photoshop & lighting experience a plus. Physical Demands 
  • Must Be able to lift 50 lbs. and climb a ladder for studio lighting. 
  • High School Degree or GD required. College Degree a plus. 


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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