Production Assistant

Altice USA, Edison, NJ

One of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States

Duration: Full-Time


We are Altice USA; a family of businesses that includes Optimum, Suddenlink, Optimum Mobile, Optimum Business, A4 advertising, Cheddar, and News12. Our common goal is connecting our customers to friends and family, shows they love, advertising that resonates and news that matters. We're building a workforce that thrives on collaboration, inclusion, and innovation. We hope connecting you to a potential role is just the beginning.


N12 is looking to develop the next generation of amazing producers in the newsroom. We are excited to be launching a new program focused on developing producers in house through a series of hands-on training that will prepare successful participants to land a full-time job with N12.

The program will be a nine-month assignment in which you will learn fundamental broadcast journalist processes, systems and more, all while contributing to our newsroom.  You will work 40 hours a week during the program while rotating through day shifts and night shifts. Ideally, the Production Assistant Program will prepare you for a career with us.

In this program you will have an opportunity to assist in all aspects of news gathering, and production in our dynamic multi-platform operation. The Production Assistant will assist writers, producers, reporters, and managers with daily news operations. This may include, but not limited to, video production, digital production, research, and assignment desk duties. You will also have regular check ins and reviews with newsroom leaders as you learn and hone your skills to shoot, edit and write.


  • Already completed internship or educational courses in media as we gear the program to individuals who have had a relevant internship in broadcast, digital or cable, including internships
  • Some knowledge of video editing and shooting (preferred)
  • Some experience producing/posting for social media platforms (preferred)
  • Interest and passion for journalism
  • Thrive working in a collaborative news team environment
  • Highly organized and have a strong interest in local news 
  • Detailed oriented 
  • Ability to judge multiple projects
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work
  • Must be able to work in person at one of our 6 News 12 stations 
  • Ability to work (with some advanced planning) day and night shifts
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Strong demonstrated writing skills
  • Strong interest in current events and local news
  • Must have strong communication skills and a positive attitude

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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About Altice USA

Altice USA is a communications and media company that enables its customers through the power of connectivity. With a relentless focus on challenging today’s norm while developing the telecommunication of the future, our products and services bring people closer together and connect them to the things that matter most to them, faster and more easily than ever before.

From high-speed broadband and ultra-HD video, to digital advertising solutions, local news, telephony, and wireless offerings, we are making connections possible around the country -- to businesses, to consumers, to communities, to schools, to hospitals, and everyone in between. 

Altice USA

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