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Champaign-Springfield,IL

Nexstar Media Group,Inc.

DESCRIPTION

The Production Assistant is responsible for various television production duties required for live and recorded broadcasts.  The production crew works together running cameras, audio, graphics, teleprompter, and switcher to produce a professional and quality on-air product under the leadership of a director.  The department must work closely with news, sports, weather, and lifestyle talent and producers to ensure smooth preparation and execution of a clean broadcast.


JOB EXPERIENCE

Additional Job Description:

  • Operates studio and remote cameras during live broadcasts
  • Composes and frames camera shots, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by directors
  • Adjusts positions and controls of cameras to change focus, exposure, and lighting as requested by the director
  • Confers with directors, producers, talent and other crew members to discuss sequences, desired effects, camera movements, and lighting requirements
  • Prepare cameras, set pieces, microphones, and related equipment prior to broadcast 
  • Tests, cleans, and maintains studio and control room equipment
  • Operates audio board for live and recorded broadcasts
  • Produces graphics for broadcasts
  • Operates graphics and video playback systems for live and recorded broadcasts
  • Edits video and preforms other post-production tasks for promos and recorded broadcasts
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    REQUIREMENTS

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, cameras, and other studio/control room equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time
    • Ability to lift and move set pieces and equipment up to 40 lbs
    • Ability to communicate effectively over headsets for extended periods

    ADDITIONAL INFO

    Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 200 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 68% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit http://www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar

    https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nexstar/job/Production-Assistant_REQ-31938