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Part-Time Production Assistant at WBIR

Part-Time Production Assistant

WBIR Knoxville, TN Part-Time
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WBIR-TV is looking for a highly motivated Production Assistant (Part Time) to join our Technical team.  This position requires a strong ability to multi-task, excellent communications skills, and to quickly adapt to the production requirements for each newscast or live/recorded program. The Production Assistant executes a live/recorded show rundown, manages studio preparedness, and is a vital part of a team who supports television/digital broadcasts. 



  • Fully engaged with live/recorded newscasts and studio/remote productions
  • Manage the studio environment to ensure the proper functioning of studio lighting equipment, props, sets, cameras, microphones, and set functions
  • Re-position and/or troubleshoot robotic studio cameras and manually operated cameras as instructed by control room personnel
  • Act as floor manager (cueing and directing talent), arrange/move set pieces and props, organize scripts/rundowns, or other related duties as assigned by control room personnel
  • Maintain studio preparedness, organization, and cleanliness
  • Set up and operate related equipment in an outdoor or remote setting as directed by control room or remote personnel
  • Other duties as assigned


  • College degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experience is not required, but education and/or internship in television or a related field is preferred
  • Flexibility to work various schedules as required including mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends, and during times of inclement weather
  • Must be able to work quickly and efficiently in a deadline driven environment
  • Position requires climbing ladders and accessing raised platforms
  • Ability to lift 25lbs. unassisted
  • Reliable transportation
  • Multi-media computer experience
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good hand/eye coordination
  • Must be able to hear/respond to verbal instructions and will use headsets to communicate during show production
  • Primary work environment is in a studio setting, but there will be times that work will take place at alternate locations and/or outside conditions
  • Training will be provided



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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Knoxville, TN

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