Title: Broadcast Television Production Assistant

As a Broadcast Television Production Assistant, you will play a crucial supporting role in the production of television programs. You will work closely with the production team to ensure smooth and efficient operations during pre-production, production, and post-production phases. Your responsibilities will range from administrative tasks to hands-on assistance on set, contributing to the overall success of the television broadcast.
 

Key Responsibilities:

Pre-Production Support: Assisting in pre-production activities, such as research, script preparation, scheduling, and coordinating logistics for filming locations and equipment.
Set Preparation: Assisting in setting up and organizing equipment, props, and set dressing before and during filming.
Camera and Sound Assistance: Providing support to camera operators and sound technicians during filming, including setting up cameras, adjusting lighting, and handling microphones.
Talent Support: Assisting with talent coordination, ensuring they are ready for their appearances on set, and providing any necessary support to the on-screen talent.
Production Assistance: Supporting the production team during filming by ensuring the smooth flow of operations, managing timing, and addressing any issues that may arise.
Running Errands: Occasionally, running errands to obtain props, equipment, or other necessities required for the production.
Crowd and Audience Management: Assisting in managing crowds and audiences during live recordings or events.
Post-Production Support: Providing assistance during post-production, such as logging footage, organizing files, and helping with editing tasks if required.
Administrative Tasks: Performing administrative duties, such as scheduling meetings, taking notes during production meetings, and managing paperwork related to the production.
Health and Safety Compliance: Ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations on set, keeping the working environment safe for all crew members and talent.
Production Support: Offering support to various departments, including lighting, art, and wardrobe, as needed.
Adaptability: Being ready to adapt and handle unforeseen circumstances that may arise during live broadcasts or on-location shoots.


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; relevant college coursework or a degree in film, media, or related fields is a plus.
  • Previous experience as a production assistant or in a similar role is advantageous but not always required, as entry-level positions are available.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills to work collaboratively with the production team, talent, and other crew members.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment, especially during live broadcasts.
  • Familiarity with television production equipment and processes is beneficial but can be learned on the job.
  • A positive attitude, willingness to learn, and a passion for the television and media industry.
  • Physical stamina and ability to lift and carry equipment when required.

 

As a Broadcast Television Production Assistant, you will be an integral part of the production team, contributing to the smooth execution of television programs and helping to bring content to life for the audience. It is an exciting entry-level position that offers valuable hands-on experience and the opportunity to learn and grow within the television production industry.

 

 

 

 

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