WAPT has an opening for a Production Assistant. We are looking for an energetic team player who understands the flexible schedule that the broadcast industry requires to join our production crew. This person will be responsible for operating cameras, teleprompter, audio-board, graphics and video equipment; as related to live broadcasts and post-production. Must have good technical skills, and good communication skills. Responsibilities include floor directing, camera/studio operator, digital editing, assisting the news department, and other duties as assigned.
Come work for one of the most exciting industries in one of the most cultural and historic cities! WAPT-TV, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate, is located in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi. Even with a population of more than 500,000, Jackson maintains the warmth and charm of a small town. As one of the most affordable places in the country to live, Jackson provides a wide array of cultural, historical, and educational opportunities without the hassle and traffic of larger metropolitan areas. Come join the Hearst Family!
Construction, maintenance, installation and operation of props, cameras, prompters, sets and other production equipment.
Lighting and script preparation for newscasts.
Edit syndicated promos for air.
Video cueing during newscasts.
Maintain professional appearance of studio/sets.
Work also includes AVID editing (non-linear) for news and website content.
Assist the directors as needed.
Working knowledge of television newscast equipment and software required.
Videography experience helpful.
Non-linear editing experience a plus.
Related military experience will be considered
Must have a good attitude, be willing to learn, and be a team player.
Must be able to problem solve quickly and work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
Attention to detail a must.
Ability to edit is essential.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications preferred. Completion of college level technical & editing classes a plus.
Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.