PT Production Assistant

Location Memphis, Tennessee Job Number 163946 Brand Cox Media Group Northeast, LLC, d/b/a WHBQ-TV


WHBQ, Cox Media Group Memphis, has a great opportunity for a Part-Time 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


  • 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.

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-TN-Memphis-485 S Highland St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Variable

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Part-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing