Production Assistant

Hearst Television, Salinas, CA USA

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time

KSBW 8 (NBC) / Central Coast ABC / Estrella TV Costa Central, part of Hearst Television, is looking for a Production Assistant, who is self-motivated, detail oriented, organized multi-tasking team player. Candidate will be responsible for operating cameras, teleprompter, audio-board, graphics, and video equipment as related to live broadcasts and post-production. Candidate will also be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring, ingesting, and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on-air product, and documenting transmission events. This position involves ingesting commercials and programs, timing them and making sure they all play on air properly. The candidate will generally work 40 hours per week and must be available for morning and weekend shifts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate live and taped programming for broadcast
  • Work also includes AVID editing (non-linear) for news and website content.
  • Maintain professional appearance of studio/sets.
  • Maintaining on air operation to include running commercials, network, and local programming
  • Monitors multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals.
  • Operate Harris Automation equipment
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
  • Observing transmitters and taking readings
  • Executes, edits, updates, and appends playlists.
  • Report’s equipment issues and transmission discrepancies.

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have computer and software experience
  • Non-linear editing experience a plus.
  • Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Attention to details is imperative and able to multi-task
  • Non-linear editing experience
  • Operational knowledge and experience with master control activities and functions a plus.
  • Bilingual a Plus
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements.


  • Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.
  • 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.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.