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Part-Time Production Assistant

Cox Media Group

Memphis, TN
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Cox Media Group
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Company Cox Media Group
Title: Part-Time Production Assistant
JobID: 1718105
Category: Broadcast Programming and Production
Industry: Cox Media Group
Job Type: Part-time


WHBQ, Cox Media Group Memphis, has a great opportunity for a Part-Time Production Assistant/Operator. When the news is happening, we are at work, so you’ll need to be prepared to work contributing to our broadcast and digital platforms.

  • Operates the studio cameras during live news broadcasts. 
  • Controls teleprompter. 
  • Prepares studio for live and recorded news segments. 
  • Maintains studio lighting. 
  • Reports malfunctioning studio equipment to engineering. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Operates the audio console during live news broadcasts. 
  • Operates video and graphics machines for newscasts 
  • Operates audio console during the recording of station produced local programming. 
  • Assist with other control room and on location duties as assigned 


Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
  • Degree or working toward a degree in broadcast communications or related field 
  • Must be physically able to reach and manipulate all operating controls on the technical equipment. 
  • Ability to make decisions and react quickly in order to respond to last minute program changes and equipment malfunctions. 
  • Experience in operating editing equipment and audio during newscasts. 
  • Knowledge of lighting techniques. Know-how to frame camera shots. 
  • Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one). 
Physical Requirements:
  • Good manual dexterity in order to operate the numerous small push-buttons and rotary switches on the equipment. 
  • Ability to maneuver cameras and manipulate camera and lens controls. 
  • Ability to climb ladders for set repair and lamp replacement. 
  • Ability to lift and move lamp fixtures, sets, props. 
  • Good eyesight and hearing for the monitoring & reporting of commercial & program quality. 
  • Good hearing to receive director commands. 

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-TN-Memphis-485 S Highland St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Part-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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