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Production Assistant

Cox Media Group

Memphis, TN
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Company Cox Media Group
Title: Production Assistant
JobID: 1715222
Category: Broadcast Programming and Production
Industry: Cox Media Group
Job Type: Full-time


WHBQ, Cox Media Group Memphis, has a great opportunity for a 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.

About Cox Media Group


Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications; and digital sites and services, like,, Dawg Nation, SEC Country,, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

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: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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