A new part-time Freelance Production Assistant (Sacramento) employment is available in Sacramento, CA 95825. Highly motivated candidates with excellent communication skills are encouraged to apply. New opportunities are offered by Spectrum.
Job: Freelance Production Assistant (Sacramento)
Location: Sacramento, CA 95825
Spectrum Networks is looking for passionate, talented and driven individuals with an eagerness to join the best and most dedicated in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment. Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant and timely news that is important to the local communities we serve.
What is Spectrum Networks: Spectrum Networks is a growing organization, home of 27 Local News Channels nationwide and 9 Local/Regional Sports Channels, inclusive of 3 Los Angeles based Sports Networks. Spectrum Networks is the news and sports division of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), the leading broadband communications company and the second-largest cable operator in the United States.
The Spectrum News Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour news network that requires employees be flexible and available to work various shifts throughout the day, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays. The network is currently focused on the morning news, which means your day will start in the middle of the night, but it also means your workday will end around noon (most days).
Spectrum Networks employees are passionate and driven, and can thrive in a competitive, fast-paced and fiercely accurate 24-hour breaking news environment. They are creative and/or highly technical with a desire to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories that enhance daily living within our local communities. They are nimble and learn quickly, enabling themselves to pivot when new information is acquired within an ever-changing newsroom. They are team players with positive attitudes and strong interpersonal skills. They have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
What we’re looking for: The Production Assistant will provide support for the production of the In Focus shows that air on Spectrum News 1, both in the field and in-house.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists managers and show production staff to prepare and create programming and digital content; original event, in-studio, episodic, and digital content.
Search, organize and prepare media for producers. Assists producers with gathering and logging footage. Identify and book interview subjects and guest panelists.
Coordinates social media content for studio programs via various platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Administers archive media and electronic library by working with editors and production staff to back-up produced material.
Provides support in the control room or other locations during remote events and/or studio productions as a graphics or media coordinator or other role as requested.
Coordinates guests and oversees the greenroom on days the show tapes.
Skills/Abilities & Knowledge
Positive and collaborative interpersonal skills with strong verbal, written communication skills, including the ability to effectively convey requests and ideas to editors, designers, talent, etc.
Proficiency in Word & Excel with basic math skills.
Good organizational and project coordination skills are necessary, including the ability to compile materials.
Good problem solving skills and the ability to multitask and work effectively under changing priorities and tight deadlines.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Knowledge & Experience (Technical Responsibilities):
Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques
Knowledge of studio-based production and post production.
Familiarity working with Dalet production workflow system a plus.
Video editing experience is required. Familiarity with Adobe Premiere preferred.
Familiarity with studio, production, and post production equipment and software.
Must be willing and able to learn and understand production techniques.
Team-oriented and highly collaborative.
Ability to quickly and nimbly shift priorities and deadlines as needed.
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
Able to execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Positive, collaborative interpersonal skills with strong verbal, written communication skills, including the ability to effectively convey requests and ideas to editors, graphics, talent, etc.
Proficiency in Word & Excel with basic math skills.
Familiarity with graphics & editing programs is a plus.
Good organizational and project coordination skills are necessary, including the ability to compile materials. Good problem solving skills and the ability to multitask and work effectively under changing priorities and time constraints.
Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and flexible hours, work on location, etc.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree, 0-2 years practical training and experience in TV production.
Spectrum Networks believes every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication, openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn and grow, and an overall positive attitude. Roles may require the following:
Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.
Overtime may be required to meet deadlines.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
May be required to carry production equipment, such as cameras and lights.
On-call availability for 24×7, 365 days a year.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.spectrum.com.