Freelance Production Assistant- KTVT

Ref#: 32805
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

This is a Hourly, Freelance/Per Diem position.

Job Description: The production assistant’s duties involve the use of studio cameras and peripheral systems during ‘live’ and pre-recorded television and video productions. Existing knowledge of camera operations and shot composition are important, as is the ability to adapt and adjust camera shots and operations in a ‘live’, quick-paced and often stressful environment. Other duties within the studio environment may include teleprompter operation, floor directing responsibilities, lighting adjustments and set placement.


Requirements: Knowledge of and/or experience with control room operations, such as directing, technical directing, audio operations, character generation skills will add value to the production assistant’s effectiveness in overall production operations.

Production Assistants will also be assigned to remote production operations at times. So, experience in a remote production environment or a desire and aptitude for remote production operations will be considered an asset.

The ability to take instruction and guidance over an intercom system, as well as effective communications with co-workers is paramount to a production assistant’s ability to positively perform his/her duties.

CBS11/TXA21 Production Operations is a team-oriented environment. The successful Production Assistant candidate will be able to work well in this team-oriented environment, communicating and functioning as an effective part of our production operations team.

Three plus years’ experience with production operations in a television studio environment is desired.


 No Phone calls, please.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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