Main Purpose of Job
The MPT Production Assistant will assist the Road Test team with all aspects of road test segment production, to include prepping and cleaning cars for shoots, driving vehicles for shots, assist with setup and operation of DSLR, slider, GoPro and other specialty cameras and equipment. Research, locate and obtain video, photographs and other media assets from outside sources including internet download and vehicle manufacturer press archives. Assist in organizing and maintaining MotorWeek's video archive. Log footage, assist with podcasts and other areas of the MotorWeek production as needed. Travel to attend press events on behalf of MotorWeek. Contribute to MotorWeek's social media platforms.
This position may require flexible schedules including nights, holidays and weekends. This position may require travel. This position may require working outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.
Assist Road Test team with all aspects of road test segment production, to include prepping cars for shoots and driving vehicles for shots
Assist with setup and operations of DSLR, slider, GoPro and other specialty cameras and equipment
Research, locate and obtain video, photographs and other media assets from outside sources including internet download and vehicle manufacturer press archives
Assist in organizing and maintaining MotorWeek's video archives
Log footage and assist with podcasts
Contribute to MotorWeek social media platforms
Travel to attend press events on behalf of MotorWeek
Education: Bachelor’s degree in film, media, mass communications or a related field.
Experience: One year of experience which involves the various aspects of television production such as research, segment production, set-up and operation of DSLR, slider, GoPro and other specialty cameras and equipment.
For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.
Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).
Excellent attention to detail and willingness to be creative
Working knowledge of video equipment and software a plus
Possess strong organizational skills
Exhibit strong understanding of social media platforms and trends
Possess a strong knowledge of working with computers, email, word processing software and ordinary office equipment
Knowledge and enthusiasm for automobiles and/or the auto industry
To apply, submit an application to http://www.mpt.org/about/careers/