KWES-TV, NewsWest 9, an NBC affiliate in Midland/Odessa, Texas 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
Oct 18, 2022
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.
- Prepare cameras, lighting, monitors, mics and IFBs for live newscasts and studio productions.
- Perform floor manager duties during live and taped productions.
- Maintain studio facilities and equipment.
- Operate teleprompter for recorded segments.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Previous work or school related experience is helpful.
- Must be detail oriented and able to troubleshoot and fix problems quickly during live newscasts.
- Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
- Excellent communication skills required- must be able to convey information quickly and effectively to anchors and reporters in the studio, and to the director and producer in the control room.
- Light lifting and or moving of equipment and set pieces is often required.
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.