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Production Assistant
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Production Assistant

• Emerging Level
Skills: Producers

Summary

The Production Assistant for CNN’s Documentary Unit works closely with unit producers to execute documentary projects – from inception to completion. Duties include heavy research and telephone reporting, pre-interviews, and coordinating logistics for field production. The Production Assistant works closely with producers and associate producers to find the best video and elements within CNN systems and third party sources.

Category Producers 
Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Time Period 4 Days
Start Date N/A

Job Description

 
The Job
The Production Assistant for CNN’s Documentary Unit works closely with unit producers to execute documentary projects – from inception to completion. Duties include heavy research and telephone reporting, pre-interviews, and coordinating logistics for field production. The Production Assistant works closely with producers and associate producers to find the best video and elements within CNN systems and third party sources.

The Daily
The PA is responsible for all show transcriptions, as well as organizing and maintaining assets via the Grid, SharePoint, etc.
This role may also include populating scripts with appropriate asset suggestions and assisting Editors throughout the project.
They must work closely with rights and clearances, affiliate desk, and assignment desks to ensure the best and latest video is acquired, used and credited properly.
The Production Assistant is also responsible for pitching ideas and stories.

The Essentials
One plus years of experience in TV/news/digital production. Long form documentary experience preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience.
Familiarity with databases such as MediaSource, MIRA, and the CNN Library is very helpful.
Proficiency with archive sources, such as Getty Images and Associated Press is very helpful.
Must demonstrate strong research skills.
Must demonstrate strong initiative, commitment, and interpersonal skills.
Must be team-oriented, able to take direction from producers and editors, capable of meeting deadlines and functioning calmly in high-pressure situations, including breaking news.
Must be flexible and able to work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require.

The Perks
Paid time off every year to volunteer
Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
2018 Best Company for Dads
An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

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