Multimedia Production Assistant

Posted by Nexstar Media

Huntsville, AL
Posted: 2020-07-22


WHNT-TV, CBS in Huntsville, Alabama, has an immediate opening for a full-time Multimedia Production Assistant. A Multimedia Production Assistant must be able to fulfill a variety of studio, control room and newsroom functions for live television newscasts and various multimedia platforms. Duties include editing non-linear video, creating broadcast graphics, running robotic cameras, running audio, teleprompter operation, posting content (video & text) to station website and social media sites.


Core Job Functions:

  • Video Editing: Non-linear video editing for on-air and online. Must have a clear understanding of video editing fundamentals (sequencing, jump cuts, audio/visual linkage, etc) and legal issues associated with videojournalism. Prefer candidates who are proficient on Final Cut

  • Running Audio: Consistently runs audio for the newscasts, with great attention to detail, in order to have shows with little to no quality control issues. This includes thorough microphone checks 20 minutes before the newscast, as well as changing the batteries in the wireless microphones before these checks are done.

  • Studio Camera/Teleprompter Operation: Run studio camera and/or Teleprompter for live newscasts. Experience with robotic camera systems a plus.

  • Newsgathering: Assist newsroom personnel with law enforcement beat checks and/or making calls to gather information before and between newscasts.

  • Web Posting: Post video and text content to station’s website, updating station’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
Experience operating and/or ability/willingness to learn how to operated the following equipment and computer programs: Ross Overdrive, Wheatstone Audio Board, Vinten Robotic cameras, VizRT graphics, Adobe Photoshop, and/or other similar equipment and systems. Aptitude tolearn other technically advanced equipment.
Ability to work under extreme pressure and deadlines. Hours will vary and will include early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays. Good communication skills and team-centered mindset. Must possess a valid State Drivers License.

Education Requirements:
A college degree in Communications or related-degree is preferred. Also prefer candidates with at least one year production experience in a commercial television station.

Physical Requirements:
Dexterity to operate production and photography equipment; including, but not limited to all audio equipment, studio and field cameras, and computers. Should be able to do some heavy lifting and climb a ladder to change studio lights, if needed.


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Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer