Production Assistant (Part Time)

Springfield, MO
Posted: 2019-08-14


Requisition ID 2019-6258

Company Overview:

Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation, Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at

Position Summary

The Production Assistant is responsible for various television production duties required to record scenes for live and recorded broadcasts.




  • Composes and frames camera shots, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by directors.
  • Adjusts positions and controls of cameras to change focus, exposure and lighting as requested by the director.
  • Operates studio cameras during live broadcasts.
  • Operates remote cameras during live broadcasts.
  • Confers with directors and other crew members to discuss sequences, desired effects, camera movements and lighting requirements.
  • Sets up cameras and related equipment.
  • Tests, cleans, maintains and repairs camera equipment.
  • Produces graphics for newscast.
  • Creates graphics for newscast.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum one year’s experience with camera operation in a television broadcasting environment.
  • Technical degree in Digital Electronics/Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Strong PC/MS Office experience.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The Production Assistant must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, and make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions or outdoors during remote broadcasts. In addition, the Production Assistant must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions. Must be able to climb 12 ladder. Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled






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