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Freelance Production Assistant

New York, NY
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Freelance Production Assistant

US-NY-New York
4 weeks ago
Job ID
News Operations


Assist producers in getting daily broadcast on and off the air with a minimum amount of problems.


  • Back up assignment desk on telephone calls, answering quickly and courteously.
  • Run teleprompter for broadcast.
  • Log tapes for news stories.
  • Locate file video requested by producers or reporters.
  • Assist news producers in gathering production elements for stories.
  • Help maintain video library.
  • Pitch stories ideas.
  • Make photocopies when needed.
  • May be sent out to field produce stories.
  • May be asked to assist web producers with digital/social content
  • Perform any other duties assigned by producers.


  • College degree or sufficient maturity pred.


  • Excellent journalistic background.
  • Good communication skills, orally and written.
  • Able to take direction and constructive criticism.
  • Self-motivated, career oriented and an eager learner
  • Knows multiple social media platforms.
  • Can perform duties and make decisions under extreme pressure.
  • Usually 8-hour workdays, 5 days a week; may be required to work additional hours or days.
  • Enjoys daily challenges.
  • Shift can vary from early morning to late night and can be changed to meet department’s needs.

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.


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Tribune Media is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of 42 owned or operated broadcast stations, national entertainment network WGN America, Tribune Studios, Gracenote, WGN-Radio and a significant number of iconic real estate properties and strategic investments.

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