• Production Assistant-

    Location US-AR-Fort Smith
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/28/2018 5:00 PM)
    Job ID
    Production and Programming
  • Overview

    KFSM/KXNW NEWS, which broadcasts from two studios in Fort Smith, AR and Fayetteville, AR is looking for a Part-Time Production Technician at our Fort Smith Studios.


    Purpose/reason for this Position:

    The primary focus of the production assistant is to assist with the production of live news broadcasts and commercial and promotional projects by operating equipment such as audio consoles, studio cameras, location cameras and editing equipment.


    Core Job Functions:

    • Operates the studio cameras during live news broadcasts.
    • Controls teleprompter.
    • Prepares studio for live and recorded news segments.
    • Maintains studio lighting grid.
    • Reports malfunctioning studio equipment to engineering.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Secondary Job Duties:

    • Operates the audio console during live news broadcasts.
    • Operates audio console during the recording of station produced local programming.
    • Sets-up and records field production by operating cameras, lighting and audio equipment for commercial and promotional projects.
    • Edit commercial and promotional segments using Final Cut Pro.
    • Assist with other control room and on location duties as assigned.


    Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

    Must be physically able to reach and manipulate all operating controls on the technical equipment. Ability to make decisions and react quickly in order to respond to last minute program changes and equipment malfunctions. Experience in operating editing equipment and audio during newscasts. Knowledge of lighting techniques. Know-how to frame camera shots. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one).

    Must be willing to submit to a background check and have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


    Physical Requirements:

    Good manual dexterity in order to operate the numerous small push-buttons and rotary switches on the equipment. Ability to maneuver cameras and manipulate camera and lens controls. Ability to climb ladders for set repair and lamp replacement. Ability to lift and move lamp fixtures, sets, props. Good eyesight and hearing for the monitoring & reporting of commercial & program quality. Good hearing to receive director commands.



    Statement about Other Duties:

    The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change.     


    KFSM-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel.

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