Freelance Production Assistant

Overview

On Site
USD 18.67 - 18.67 per hour
Full Time

Skills

Television
Criminal justice
Internet
Life insurance
Clerk
Scripting
Video
Operations
Writing
Communication
Broadcasting
Journalism
Economics
System integration testing
Streaming
Network
Radio
Reporting
Recruiting
Training
Software development
IMPACT

Job Details

NEWS PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Description of Duties:

This is an entry level position. The duties are primarily clerical and technical. Production Assistants collate scripts printed for the newscasts, and deliver them to the studio and control room. They operate teleprompter during the newscasts, and locate and retrieve file video and archive information. They also assist producers, writers, reporters, assignment editors, and newsroom managers in other duties related to newsroom operations. These duties include answering phones, logging tapes, sorting mail, maintaining the tape library, and other duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

Strong writing and communication skills required. Must be able to type well, spell perfectly, learn quickly, work well with a variety of people, and meet the tough standards of the high pressure environment of news broadcasting production. B.A. degree with some background in Journalism preferred. Knowledge of television production, previous internships with news organizations, and familiarity with the Bay Area helpful. Clear understanding and strong interest in government, politics, economics, environment, criminal justice, and other issues of public interest.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to sit at desk for long periods of time, run scripts upstairs under deadlines, operate a telephone and a keyboard.

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation's #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O'DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations' top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News' streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as CBSNews.com and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today's digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Hiring Salary Range: $18.67 - 18.67.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement. [[cust_payTransSTIP]] [[cust_payTransSalesInc]]



Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland
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