WOI/KCWI in West Des Moines, Iowa is searching for a Production Assistant to perform a variety of technical and support functions in the execution of live newscasts, studio productions, and on-air operations.
Audio / Music / Sound
Grip / Lighting / Electric
Live Event / On Location Services
Des Moines, Iowa Area
Nov 15, 2023
WOI/KCWI in West Des Moines, Iowa is searching for a Production Assistant to perform a variety of technical and support functions in the execution of live newscasts, studio productions, and on-air operations. We’re looking for someone who is eager to learn about news production and can help our team create engaging content. The person filling this role will be tasked with operating studio and control room equipment. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking to start a career in television, video production, and directing/technical directing. Must be willing to work early morning hours, evenings, weekends and holidays. We are seeking an individual who can handle a fast-paced and dynamic newscast, is highly reliable and has effective communication skills. The ideal candidate will bring new, forward-thinking production ideas to the table to help us adapt to a constantly changing viewer base.
• Edit video News stories
• Operate cameras, audio, graphics, teleprompter
• Assist with various production elements including preparing cameras, lights, monitors and testing mics/ifbs for live newscasts and studio productions
• Various other duties as assigned
• This is an entry level position, previous work or school related experience is helpful.
• Computers skills are essential
• Mush have strong oral and written communications skills and be well organized.
• Working knowledge of cameras, audio and video editing software is a plus
• Must be dependable, flexible in terms of scheduling, a team player and work well under pressure
• Work Environment: Office
• Physical Demands: Light work
• Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
• Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment
• Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.