Production Assistant

Posted On: November 19, 2015

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: World Science Festival

Company Description

The World Science Festival brings together great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that presents the wonders of science and the drama of scientific discovery to a general audience.

The Festival’s flagship live event, launched in 2008, is an annual weeklong celebration and exploration of science. Through gripping debates, original theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City.

Job Description

The Production Assistant will assist the media department in all aspects of production and post, including research, transcription, field and studio shoots and maintaining production books. He/she will report to the Senior Manager of Production.


Research media/resources/information for producers and editors
Assist on shoots, in studio & on location
Create and maintain media logs for all programs
Transcribe production footage
Obtain usage rights for media from outside sources
Create and maintain production books
Assist members of the department as needed

Qualifications and Special Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline (Video Production, Communications, etc.)
Strong research and organizational skills
Studio and field production experience and/or Live event experience
Able to function well in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment
Experience with editing and production equipment a plus
Background and/or interest in science a plus

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to: and include “Production Assistant: [First name][Last name]” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation. The Science Festival Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer.