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News Production Assistant


  • Supports getting a newscast onto the air.
  • Helps maintain the technical equipment and knows about certain technical aspects such as operating a studio camera during a live broadcast, adjusting camera settings or operating the teleprompter and audio board.
  • Completes research to complement the newscast, such as searching for visual elements that will be incorporated.
  • Logs video footage and helps maintain the station's video archive.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledgeable about software and electronics and able to work well on deadline.

Experience Level

  • A bachelor's degree in mass communications, journalism or a related field.
  • Previous experience working on a television show in college or by interning for a television station, gaining familiarity with the production process.