Production Assistant

New York

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

Career Level



United States


New York


New York


Role Purpose The Production Assistant role is an office based, administrative heavy position involving focus, a great attention to detail, and a proactive attitude. The ideal candidate will work well under pressure, apply critical thinking to their tasks, and will possess the ability to prioritize requests from multiple departments as needs arise. 

Responsibilities • Assist in the production of promotional content by supporting producers and PM’s via heavy email communication and Slack • Fielding requests from multiple departments and individuals (Press, Digital, Social, Executive leadership, external producers/vendors) • Maintain working relationships with assigned show post departments • Develop, update, & maintain marketing post memo’s for assigned shows • Locate, organize, and traffic all assets to production facilities (both internally and externally) to assist all departments • Dailies/VFX Shots, Episodes, Sponsor logos and taglines to producers/vendors, Scripts, Transcriptions • Digital Delivery – to and from vendors / producers/ editors / colorist and engineers via Aspera faspex etc.. • Author, encode and deliver footage in various formats in support of press, off-air and strategic departments • Facilitate requests with internal Media Asset Management (MAM) teams • Manage external hard drives and tape digitization for tangible source assets • Enter info and track materials in NBC’s Media Library Services • Ancillary editing – assist the production & crtv teams with the generation of non creative video assets, clips pulls, shot requests, and footage scrubs • Storage Area Network (SAN) Maintenance & Organization of all final and clean promotional assets • Delivery and tracking of assets to internal and external departments (including digital, social, affiliate, VOD and EST) • Maintain various departmental softwares/databases and manage user access for each • Frequent document creation, maintenance and distribution • Produce and traffic compilation reels for Company executives, weekly comp reels, and various other reel/material requests.



Basic Qualifications • Bachelors Degree • Minimum 1 year experience in production or post production for television 

Additional Job Requirements • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered (job #33096BR) • Must be willing to work in New York, NY • Willingness to work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

Desired Characteristics


Desired Characteristics • Strong Video Post Production knowledge and skills (ideally Adobe Creative Suite &/or Final Cut) • Sense or urgency and ability to prioritize projects/tasks through asking questions • Strong work ethic - does not easily leave something uncompleted • Strong organizational skills • General aptitude and genuine interest for software and technology • Mac Proficiency/Final Cut Studio/Adobe Suite  • Ability to work with tight time constraints, multiple simultaneous projects and long hours • Aptitude for working well under pressure • Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook • Digital Video Formats and Transcoding • Database software familiarity