Production Assistant - Part-time in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 9/12/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WPXI-TV is looking for a part-time Production Assistant to join our team. This role has responsibility for: • 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 include 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 creative services department.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Job Tasks

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.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, Cox Reps and Gamut.


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