Part-Time Production Assistant

Hearst Television, Milwaukee, WI, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Part-Time

WISN TV, the Hearst Television ABC affiliate in Milwaukee, has an opening for a Part-Time Production Assistant. We are looking for an energetic team player who understands the flexible schedule that the broadcast industry requires to join our production crew. This person will be responsible for TV set and location lighting as well as floor directing.


Job Responsibilities: 


  • Floor direct high-paced newscasts and other studio productions
  • Lighting in studio and on location
  • Studio maintenance (changing studio lights, moving sets, cleaning)
  • Essential job functions include lifting (occasionally heavy) and climbing a ladder 
  • In-person attendance is required


Experience Requirements:


  • Previous lighting, floor directing and production experience preferred
  • Previous live production experience preferred
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.     


Qualifications Requirements: 


  • Must have a good attitude, be willing to learn, and be a team player. 
  • Must be able to problem solve quickly, communicate, and work well under pressure and tight deadlines. 
  • Attention to detail a must. 
  • Must have a valid Wisconsin driver's license
  • Must be able to adjust to a flexible schedule that may include evenings, early mornings, weekends, and holidays




  • Degree in broadcast production, communications, technical theater or similar or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.
Additional Requirements
As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.


About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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