Production Assistant

Employment Opportunity

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Kentucky Educational Television has the following part-time job opening at the Network Center in Lexington:

Production Assistant

Reports To

Producer/Director

Responsibilities:

  • Assists producers and associate producers with research and content development; helps create and organize pre-production notes, makes copies of scripts; assists scheduling location scouts and scouting locations.
  • Makes travel arrangements for producers or associate producers, crew and talent; helps to organize crew members and talent; assists preparing sets and studios for guests.
  • Operates professional studio cameras for live and recorded productions.
  • Logs footage; participates in basic video editing; writes transcripts; helps organize and archive media files; posts video segments and other content on KET.org and social media platforms.
  • Acts as a grip and lighting assistant as assigned.
  • Assists in the set-up and striking of production equipment including: cameras, cable runs, and camera platforms.
  • The PA will help with edit, graphics, and audio sessions; maintaining appropriate records and paperwork necessary for productions, broadcasts, Web use, air rights, copyright information and contacts for talent and services.
  • Performs other production related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field plus one (1) year of professional television production and post-production experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team, in an environment of multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.
  • Non-linear video editing experience is required. Must have strong computer use, broadcast writing, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and interest in the arts and Kentucky history and culture preferred.
  • Must be available on a flexible schedule and for weekend and overnight travel.
  • Must be able to carry production equipment (up to 40lbs). Must maintain a professional demeanor and appearance at all times. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Salary:

Dependent on qualifications and experience.

Contact:

Please send state application, cover letter, and resume to: Employment & Recruiting, KET, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 or e-mail to jobs@ket.org, or send via fax to 859-258-7765.

Position open until filled.

KET is an Equal Opportunity Employer.