Part-Time Production Assistant

Date Posted: 4/21/2019

Job Description

Production Assistant is an entry-level position. This position is an important member of the behind-the-scenes studio operations staff and will be responsible for filling roles for live newscasts. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to begin their career in television.


  • Prepare studio for newscasts
  • Assist with various production elements including floor directing and operation of studio cameras, handheld cameras, audio, prompter and onscreen graphics
  • Various other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications or related field preferred not required
  • Multi-media computer experience
  • Non-linear editing experience is a bonus
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be able to climb ladders
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Flexible availability is essential
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in a live television environment or related coursework
  • Ability to multitask and solve problems quickly with minimal assistance
  • Must be willing to work early mornings, weekends, and holidays
  • Highly relialble
  • Effective communication skills



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


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About Us

NewsWest 9 (KWES), the NBC affiliate in Midland-Odessa, TX, is owned by TEGNA Inc., an innovative media company with 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets.