Production Assistant – KSLA – Gray Television – Shreveport, LA
Company: Gray Television
Location: Shreveport, LA
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 86 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.
We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.
KSLA News 12 is the aggressive, National Edward R. Murrow award-winning CBS affiliate serving the region known as the ArkLaTex. The station is the market’s leader in timely and accurate reporting of breaking news, investigative journalism, award-winning storytelling and First Alert Weather. KSLA News 12 serves its community on all on-air, digital and mobile platforms embracing the innovation of the industry. In the center of the ArkLaTex is the Shreveport/Bossier City metroplex where the best of Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas culture is combined to create a vibrant and comfortable lifestyle.
This position performs various roles for our studio operations and digital OTT productions. An ideal candidate for this position must thrive in a live production atmosphere and be able to react quickly to any issues that arise. We believe in cross-training as much as possible, meaning once you have the necessary training, you could be doing a different position every day. Daily duties for this position include running Panasonic PTZ Cameras, operating an audio console, running teleprompter and running graphics using a Chyron graphics system. This position is perfect for someone looking to get their foot in the door of a TV newsroom/control room. People in this job are exposed to every role in a newsroom/production control room and, in many cases, are able to use that information to grow further into a television career.
The hours vary and may include early mornings, late nights, and weekends.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Operate Panasonic PTZ remote control cameras (6)
- Operate teleprompter
- Operate SSL C10 HD Plus audio console
- Operate Chyron Lyric graphics system
- Edit for newscasts using Edius software
- Contribute to digital platforms (OTT products, social media, etc.)
- Work well within a team environment and independently with minimal supervision
- Possess strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
- Computer literate and technically oriented
- Self-motivated, and a fast learner
- Good sight and hearing, excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Previous television experience is preferred
Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume.