- Freelance Production Assistant

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Freelance Production Assistant


Freelance Production Assistant

• Emerging Level


CBS NEWS PRODUCTION ASSISTANT. This is an entry level position. The duties are primarily clerical and technical.

Category Production Assistant  Teleprompter 
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Time Period 6 Months
Posted Date Dec 15, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

  • This is an entry level position.  
  • The duties are primarily clerical and technical.  
  • Production Assistants collate scripts printed for the newscasts, and deliver them to the studio and control room.  
  • They operate teleprompter during the newscasts, and locate and retrieve file video and archive information.  
  • They also assist producers, writers, reporters, assignment editors, and newsroom managers in other duties related to newsroom operations. 
  • These duties include answering phones, logging tapes, sorting mail, maintaining the tape library, and other duties as necessary.
  • Strong writing and communication skills required.  
  • Must be able to type well, spell perfectly, learn quickly, work well with a variety of  people, and meet the tough standards of the high pressure environment of news broadcasting production. 
  • B.A. degree with some background in Journalism preferred. 
  • Knowledge of  television production, previous internships with news organizations, and familiarity with the Bay Area helpful.  
  • Clear understanding and strong interest in government, politics, economics, environment, criminal justice, and other issues of public interest.   
Physical Demands:

Must be able to sit at desk for long periods of time, run scripts upstairs under deadlines, operate a telephone and a keyboard.

Job Type Contract  Temporary 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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