Production Assistant

Job Type: 
Part Time
Job Summary: 

19 hrs/week. Flexible working hours during normal business hours. Occasional evenings and weekends; some travel may be required.

11.50 to 13.00/hr depending on experience

Assists in the production of program materials by performing a wide range of functions, including but not limited to: scheduling, research, direct support of studio and field-based production.


Assists in the production of program materials by performing a wide range of functions including, but not limited to: scheduling, coordinating facilities, research, and direct support of studio- and field-based television production. Performs in depth research of materials for prescribed projects. Gathers information from all available sources on assigned topics and compiles the information accurately and understandably. Assists in the daily and advanced scheduling of events and projects. Gathers, organizes and coordinates materials needed for programs. May write drafts of scripts and/or script segments for television productions. May create electronic character generations using a character generator and stores images on disk to be used at a later time in production or during a live program. May engage in close-captioning of completed television programs. May assist during video field production by serving as a driver, grip and/or general assistant. May provide direct support for post-production editing of television programs utilizing digital, non-linear editing systems; including digitizing, logging and off-line editing. May be responsible for formatting text for use in teleprompter. May be responsible for obtaining licensing clearances for copyrighted images and/or music. Ensures that productions meet the needs of the public and that the image of the department and University are upheld.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Associate’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Media Arts, or a related field, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). One year previous experience and demonstrated analytical, oral and written communication skills required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Additional Information: 

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information:

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

Special Instructions: 

Some travel to on-location video shoots may be required. Must be able to lift/carry 20 lbs.