Cheddar is looking for a creative, driven, and experienced Production Assistant to assist in the broadcast of live daily news programming for Cheddar. The candidate will have experience working in live news with an expertise in writing scripts and working within show rundowns. A knowledge of business and technology news is necessary, paired with a broad understanding of major topics in political, general, and cultural news.
The candidate must also be able to conduct guest research to help segment and line producers prep for interviews. You need to be able to work in a high-pressure environment and produce under tight deadlines. The successful candidate must be a self- starter and independent worker. At the same time, he or she must be adaptable and flexible, a team player who is able to mix easily and work effectively in our small, scrappy and highly collaborative team.
-Fulfill tasks, including running a prompter live in the control room and creating show rundowns and cheat sheets.
-Build show graphics and elements in rundown software (ENPS).
-Generate exceptional story ideas, including breaking news and creative story angles.
-Coordinate with Line Producer to help make great editorial decisions -- with a keen eye on topics in business, technology, politics, and culture.
-Makes certain all elements (video and audio) meet quality standards.
Experience / Skills
-Experience in journalism and live production.
-Knowledge of news video/TV production.
-Excellent research and writing skills.
-Strong grammar, copy editing and communication skills.
-Familiarity with SEO, RSS, Twitter, Facebook and other social media.