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Production Assistant | KCET

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Production Assistant

Title: PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Department: CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
Reports To: DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Classification: FULL-TIME/NONEXEMPT

JOB SUMMARY
The Production Assistant will be responsible for the administration, organization and in some cases, the production work involved in KCETLink’s original productions, including, but not limited to SoCal Connected, Artbound, Migrant Kitchen, Lost LA, City Rising and others. Will assist at every stage of production: development and research, pre-production, production, post, and distribution.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB 

  • Work with producers, editors, and related KCETLink staff to develop and execute productions. Attend and actively participate in production meetings 
  •  Translate production meetings into meaningful actionable tasks for production briefs 
  •  Participate and engage in a typical production model, from development through post-production and distribution. Assist crew members on productions 
  •  Create, edit, and distribute shooting schedules (call sheets) and scripts 
  •  Assist in post-production by generating show graphics, media management, encoding media, and video editing. Process cue sheets: visual, music, fair use evaluations 
  •  Research, catalogue, and acquire additional media and archival sources for use in post-production 
  •  Assist in media distribution by transcoding and publishing media to various platforms  including web services, DVD, and press kits 
  •  Work in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines
  •  Perform other duties as assigned 

JOB REQUIREMENTS 

  • BA/BS in Film & TV Production, Cinematic Arts or related 
  • Experience working on productions for television and/or film 
  • Familiarity with video and audio equipment 
  • Proficient with video editing software such as Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and After Effects 
  • Proficient with Adobe Photoshop and HTML 
  • Proficient with web content management platforms and media production for online platforms 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy and to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Must be a self-starter, proactive, highly motivated and goal-oriented 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations. 

TO APPLY 

Qualified applicants may submit both a resume, a cover letter to: HR@KCET.org 

KCETLink is dedicated to the continuous cultivation of a diverse workplace. Our creative atmosphere promotes respect for all individuals regardless of race, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, marital status, medical condition or veteran status. KCETLink is proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KCETLink

KCETLINK MEDIA GROUP is the national independent public media organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DIRECTV (ch. 375) and DISH Network (ch. 9410), in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems.