Production Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/13/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

WPXI in Pittsburgh, PA is searching for a production assistant for the news production team. This is a part-time position. General activities include teleprompter operation, robotic camera operation, studio preparation/organization and performing lighting checks and microphone/IFB checks.

Key Daily Assignments:

  • Operating robotic cameras and teleprompter on newscasts, sports shows and other News department-related content
  • Acting as floor director during live broadcasts and taped segments while operating studio cameras
  • Prior to every newscast, ensuring lights and robotic cameras are operational and replacing batteries in anchor mics and IFBs. Making sure the studio is ready.
  • Micing guests for interview segments
  • Reviewing upcoming newscast rundowns for camera blocking, mic and IFB assignments and working with directors to sort out any issues
  • Other duties assigned as needed




What we look for


  • Television news production experience; studio camera operation and teleprompter operation
  • Lighting in a studio environment
  • Ability to apply training, learn independently and use critical thinking
  • Ability to remain mentally focused over long periods
  • Ability to climb a ladder to reach 14ft high lighting power grid
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • General understanding of broadcast news scripting and elements
  • Non-linear editing is a plus

Working weekends and/or different shifts will be required so shift flexibility is a must.


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