Production Assistant

New York
Jul 05, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
Human Resources
Full Time
HarperCollins Publishers is looking for an experienced Production Assistant to assist the Executive Producer. This position supports the day-to-day operations of the video studio and coordinates all location shoots. The position offers great exposure to video creation and new digital book formats like enhanced e-books. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who has experience with video, a passion for books and who is eager to learn about the digital publishing business.

The Production Assistant:
-Learns and understands every aspect of the enhanced ebook process.
-Syncs up footage.
-Acts as PA on in-house and out-of-house photo shoots
-Edits videos on Final Cut Pro.
-Makes all file conversions.
-Uploads videos, poster frames and graphics to the ftp site.
-Keeps the calendar up to date at all times.
-Provides lists of stills and video to be purchased from vendors.
-Provides complete and accurate credit lists.
-Creates and sends Day of Shoot documents.
-Updates and provides release forms.
-Manages invoices and all paperwork.
-Presents travel budgets and books travel.
-Researches and books vendors and locations.
-Keeps complete show bibles for every title.
-Creates content placement maps based on client or producer approval.
-Checks content and caption placement.


- 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
- Video editing and shooting experience required
- Knowledge of digital environment
- Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work quickly and efficiently
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Photoshop and Final Cut Pro

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: