Production Assistant

Sacramento, California
Oct 17, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time


We’re looking for entry level people with video editing skills and a passion for broadcasting. You will edit video for our newscasts, as well as work in the studio and control room during the newscasts: floor directing, running cameras, operating audio, and more. Must be able to demonstrate non-linear editing skills, and we’ll teach you the rest. Related college coursework is preferred. This is a great opportunity to get into a newsroom and gain some valuable experience. Hours can be anything from early morning to late night, holidays, weekends, etc. We are a 24/7 operation. 

  • Editing video for newscasts (VO’s, VOSOTS, PKG’s)
  • Set up and maintenance of studio for newscast
  • Various studio positions during newscasts including:
  • Operating prompter
  • Operating robotic studio cameras
  • Operating handheld camera
  • Operating jib camera
  • Floor directing
  • Operating audio board
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
  • Must be fast and accurate with non-linear editing
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to handle the pressure of a live news production


Physical Demands

  • Required to sit for long periods of time
  • Required to operate a keyboard and mouse
  • Some lifting
  • Ladder climbing


Work Environment

  • Work performed primarily in an office environment, in the Control Room and in studio
  • Exposure to electrical equipment

Education and Experience 

  • Must be proficient in non-linear editing. Final Cut Pro experience preferred.
  • Experience in multi-camera studio production is desired
  • College coursework in video production is preferred



Company InfoTribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

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