As a news production assistant, you will become part of the "behind the scenes" team that works to bring KALB's award-winning newscasts to its viewers each day.
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KALB-TV is the No. 1 television station in the region of Central Louisiana. Our market comprises four primary parishes (counties), including Rapides, Avoyelles, Vernon, and Grant. We are located in Alexandria, Louisiana, a community of nearly 50,000 people right in the heart of the state. Across the Red River is the community of Pineville, which boasts an additional 15,000. Alexandria may be market 179, but there is nothing small about our approach to news. KALB-TV includes the traditional NBC (News Channel 5) that has dominated the market for nearly 60 years, CBS-2, and the CW Cenla - Cenla, by the way, is short for Central Louisiana. Each weekday, KALB produces 6 ½ hours of news, and each newscast is the dominant No. 1 in its time slot. Our team is comprised of several veterans who have worked in this market for many years as well as those first entering the business. We are proud of our track record of talent that has gone on to larger markets, especially those who have stayed in Gray Television.
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Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
As a news production assistant, you will become part of the "behind the scenes" team that works to bring KALB's award-winning newscasts to its viewers each day. That work will include:
- Learning how to operate the studio cameras in order to properly frame anchor and reporter shots during live newscasts.
- Learning how to floor direct, care for the studio equipment, including lights, sets and microphones.
- Becoming trained on how to operate the audio sound board, the graphics machine, and eventually, the studio switcher that is used to direct each newscast.
- Assist the news department as needed, including possible work in the field.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the news director or news production manager.
This will be a fluid position that will include a variety of tasks and assignments based on weekly needs, changing seasons, and daily news or production assignments.
We are looking for a person with a great attitude, team spirit, and pride in their work. Know that we will train you in all areas to help you develop in the right role for you and for us.
*HOURS will vary based on news and production needs and could include both weekday and weekend assignments.
*Bachelor's degree in journalism or communications preferred, although similar degrees, including associate degrees, will be considered.
*Preferred is a background in some form of technical media with some experience in audio boards or video switchers.
*A basic understanding of technology.
*An ability or desire to learn to edit on non-linear systems such as Edius
*Maintain professional personal appearance as defined by KALB-TV management
*Ability to work cooperatively with others to create a sense of teamwork in the presentation of news and other programming.
*Ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high pressure situations
*Valid drivers license with good driving record
*Ability to lift, carry and maneuver up to 20 lbs.
*Ability to work in all weather conditions.
- Flexibility to work any assigned shift, including nights, weekends or holidays.
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