Freelance Production Assistant Job Description

Freelance Production Assistant Job Description

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Freelance production assistant provides production management support for our Sports Social partners for any production needs in studio and location.

Freelance Production Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Knowledge of Photoshop, iNews and Vizrt is a plus
Identify and clip strong soundbites, analysis and compelling moments from pregame, game & postgame of live sporting events on FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio
An up-to-date knowledge of news & current events
Assist in ideation, execution and building of articles
Assist in article research and photo research
Ideate social media positioning, headline tests and distribution strategy
Coordinate and administrate Format items for HBO Latino and Cinemáx
Research, contact and acquire local suppliers and vendors maintain strong business relations with them
May be asked to assist web producers with digital/social conten
May be asked to assist web producers with digital/social content

Freelance Production Assistant Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Freelance Production Assistant

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the freelance production assistant job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Journalism, Communications, Broadcasting, Writing, Computer, Contemporary Art, Fine Art, Construction, Video Production, Sports Management

Skills for Freelance Production Assistant

Desired skills for freelance production assistant include:

News & current events
Communication and dissemination techniques
Media production
Sports
Studio-based production and post production
Current events
INews and Vizrt
NHL
Newsroom functions
Photoshop

Desired experience for freelance production assistant includes:

Strong organizational skills and ability to work on several projects simultaneously
Usually 8-hour workdays, 5 days a week
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, English or related fields, or 1-2 years of experience in journalism
Keen eye for grammar and spelling
Ability to multi-task and strong time management skills in a fast-paced startup environment
Must be eager and ready to learn many different skills

Freelance Production Assistant Examples

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Freelance Production Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of freelance production assistant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for freelance production assistant
  • Cut sound bites for show
  • Order graphics for show segments
  • Work alongside anchors and producers to coordinator creative social media posts
  • Pitch editorial stories for day of air
  • Coordinate props and set displays needed for air
  • Managing the greenroom
  • Interact with high profile talent and all-level guests
  • Produce guest segments and reporter hits while coordinating with studio and field crews
  • Cut video and sound and produce graphics under deadline pressure
  • Interact with high profile talent and book industry-leading guest contributors
Qualifications for freelance production assistant
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Latin American culture in the US
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment with long and often unsociable hours including nights, weekends and public holidays
  • Maintain confidentiality of all internal processes, areas and security
  • Capable of following orders and requests from senior members of staff
  • Competent with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Cooking experience (professional experience is a plus)
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Freelance Production Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a freelance production assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for freelance production assistant
  • Produce and coordinate content for social media platforms
  • Assisting Post Production Coordinator calendar and schedule
  • Help Coordinate delivery of materials to and from numerous outside vendors and distributors
  • Assist Post Production Coordinator and other staff in hiring and coordinating the onboarding of freelance editors, assistant editors, colorist, motion graphics artists and post
  • Cut video and sound and produce graphics under tight deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting, Journalism or Communications is preferred
  • Knowledge of iNews and Ardome is a plus
  • Use social media to post screengrabs, GIFs and video to engage users/viewers and drive streaming/tune-in during live sporting events
  • Craft engaging posts and headlines to go with videos to share on social/digital platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and FOXSportsOhio.com
  • Write blogs, post stories and update FOXSportsOhio.com
Qualifications for freelance production assistant
  • Ability to travel on a short notice and keep flexible hours
  • Prior internship or job experience producing on-air promotions is preferred
  • Familiarity with digital editing platforms, Ardome and VIZ are preferred
  • BA in Communications or Journalism
  • 1-2 years of live television experience is a plus
  • Great communication skills, positive attitude and dedicated member of the Varney & Co
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Freelance Production Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a freelance production assistant. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for freelance production assistant
  • Assist in identifying unique social content and potential repurposing
  • Sample organization
  • Find, cut (with and without editors) and organize video elements in the rundown
  • Order and build graphic elements
  • Log interviews, news conferences & other news events
  • Assist Producers with additional research
  • Assist with greeting guests in NY
  • Check in remote guests in the NY control room
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a 24/7 breaking news environment
  • Knowledge of iNews, Ardome and VIZRT is a plus
Qualifications for freelance production assistant
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work
  • Must be fluent in written/spoken Spanish
  • Experience with cutting video using Ardome
  • Knowledge of Post Production workflow and software
  • Must be have a valid drivers license
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro or similar video editing programs
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Freelance Production Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of freelance production assistant. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for freelance production assistant
  • Assist in editing pieces, font coordination and performing sports and photo research where required
  • Support video producers with equipment set up, shoot support, sound, camera, and equipment breakdowns
  • Process editorial video expenses for accounting
  • Maintain upkeep of studios and shoot spaces
  • Assist with media management and post production support
  • Assist the equipment team with check ins/check outs, coordination, equipment cage operations
  • Assist equipment team with video equipment and studio management, check outs, and upkeep
  • Manage green room
  • Produce content for social media platforms
  • Pitch story ideas and be willing to see them through from start to finish
Qualifications for freelance production assistant
  • Competency with social media including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat
  • Sound news and editorial judgment
  • High attention to detail and clean copy in all digital and social posting
  • Understanding of (or willingness to learn more about) management systems for posting web content
  • This position is approximately 40 hours a week
  • Must have 2 years production experience
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Freelance Production Assistant Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of freelance production assistant. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for freelance production assistant
  • Great communication skills, terrific attitude and proven team player
  • Willingness to pitch in on any and all projects
  • Manage a team of editors so that everything is organized and will make deadline
  • You are the final set of eyes on every video that makes air
  • Pitch and research story ideas and see them through start to finish
  • Edit news packages
  • Work closely with Producers & Chryon Operators on Graphic Ideas/Style/Layout
  • Generate Segment/Breakdown/Story Ideas for Pre/Post Game Shows
  • Communicate & collaborate across Production, Creative, Editorial & Digital Departments
  • Create and distribute graphics
Qualifications for freelance production assistant
  • Strong working knowledge of photo and video assets
  • Fluent in MAC OS
  • Strong knowledge of MAM technology including setting up external drives
  • Fluent in the newest version of FCPX and Compressor
  • Proficient in Adobe Premier and Media Encoder
  • Strong knowledge of the NBA and NY Knicks

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