Production Assistant


WTHR's 13News, Indiana's news leader, is looking for a full-time Production Assistant who can join the Production Team in executing live newscasts and field productions. We are looking for someone who is eager to learn about the many facets of local television and can use our technology to create dynamic, energetic, and engaging content. The person filling this role will be tasked with operating studio and control room equipment for live newscasts, assisting with remote setups for live and post-produced initiatives, and editing content for 13News newscasts and commercial clients.

In addition, Production Assistants are responsible for running teleprompter and floor directing as needed, as well as operating audio consoles and gimbal cameras. In this role, you'll also be part of our automated news environment which includes training to code on our Ross OverDrive system, operating robotic cameras and opportunities to direct cut-ins and packaged news content.

We are looking for someone to bring new, forward-thinking production ideas to the table to help us adapt to a constantly changing viewer base.

Preferred knowledge, skills or experience include:

  • Working knowledge of basic studio operations (cueing talent, running teleprompter, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of non-linear editors (Edius or Premiere preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of Ross Overdrive or Grass Valley Ignite
  • Basic knowledge of ENPS or iNEWS
  • Customer service-focused approach to working with other departments and outside clients

Job requirements:

The minimum qualifications for the position include:

  • Four (4) year college degree or equivalent related experience
  • Two (2) years of experience in college or professional broadcasting environments
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure, take initiative, and work well with others
  • Strong organizational, communications, and time-management skills
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to lift and operate handheld studio and field camera weighing 15 pounds for 20 minutes at a time


Since its founding in 1957, Central Indiana residents have relied on WTHR Channel 13, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, as the leader in local news coverage. WTHR's 13News is Indiana's News Leader, with a commitment to engage and enrich the lives of the people in our community. WTHR Channel 13 is among the most-honored stations in the country. The station's wide range of work, from investigative stories, to excellence in producing live newscasts, have been recognized by industry peers and esteemed journalism organizations nationwide. Among them: a national Emmy award, multiple national Edward R. Murrow awards, multiple George Foster Peabody awards, multiple Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards, plus multiple awards from Sigma Delta Chi/Society of Professional Journalists. In addition to these accolades, 13News has received more than one hundred regional Emmy awards in just the past few years alone-- more than any other station in the state of Indiana. WTHR is owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), an innovative media company that owns 62 stations in 51 markets. To learn more about WTHR visit


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. For more information, visit

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Full time
Indianapolis, IN 46262, US