Freelance Digital Production Assistant

New York
Nov 27, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Ms. MTV Digital
Freelance is seeking a Freelance Digital Production Assistant to join their digital production team. Applicants and should be fans of the internet, music, movies, pop-culture and MTV. Digital Production Assistants are creative, detail-obsessed individuals who should be comfortable balancing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, as well as eager to take on any tasks that come their way. Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as an intimate understanding of internet culture.

Digital Production Assistants are responsible for creating, building and posting content to MTV’s various digital platforms. Working under the direction of a producer, responsibilities may also include researching, copywriting, and managing image and video assets.

Applicants should be College graduates and ideally have 1-2 years previous direct or related online production experience through previous employment and/or education. To be considered for this position, you must live in the NY metropolitan area.

- Add video and photo-based content to the database for display on the website
- Aiding in conception and creation of digital content ideas
- Write headlines, descriptions, and promo copy for the website
- Update content of pages (adjusting text, graphics, video, and links) and photo galleries through XML updates, content management system and light HTML knowledge
- Manage process of encoding video clips for presentation online and serve as point person for flow of assets and requests to the encoding group
- Responsible for tape and digital asset management
- Assist in tasks related to fulfilling editorial research needs
- Retrieve and process production assets as directed by Producers and/or Project Managers
- Find all necessary tapes, handle screen grab and dubbing needs
- Carry out various administrative tasks for production team, such as arranging meetings, making copies, etc.
- Run a variety of production-related errands

Candidates must:
- Be highly organized, detail-oriented and creative thinkers
- Have strong communication and writing skills. Editorial background a plus.
- Demonstrate passion for MTV brand and deep knowledge of pop culture, movies and music.
- Know Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and HTML editing tools such as Homesite or Dreamweaver. Previous experience with content management tools a plus.
- Have previous experience with video encoding and editing tools such as Final Cut, Media 100 or Adobe Premiere.
- Be familiar with MTV brand, on-air programming and the MTV website
- Be available full time and be willing to work evening and weekends when needed.