Production Grip/Props

Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA


DUTIES:

  • Provide grip duties for daily newscasts and other original productions, including Special Events, Creative Services, Sales and Client productions.
  • Responsible for set changes and placement of props as well as monitors and other set elements.
  • Responsible for all props and grip logistics on and off camera.
  • Work with crew to set up staging areas prior to live broadcasts.
  • Cable grip for handheld and jib cameras as needed.
  • Review all Facilities Sheets and communicate with producers to confirm props, set elements and staging requirements for studio produced segments.
  • Meet daily with producers and directors and verify props and set element requirements for upcoming segments.
  • Communicate directly with Stage Manager and Control Room producers and directors.
  • Organize all set changes including props and furnishings.
  • Help ensure the News production studio is prepped for live broadcast and breaking news at a moment’s notice.
  • Maintains all props - responsible for ordering and organizing all prop inventory.
  • Responsible for maintaining production staging areas for on-air presentation. Including set elements, dressings, flooring, and furnishings.
  • Contributes to all areas of studio support operations and maintaining a safe workspace. Including storage systems, supplies inventory, set maintenance, props, lighting, fire aisles, identifying and reporting trip hazards, and maintaining a safe workspace.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Three to five years professional experience in live television grip/ prop inventory.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Needs to work well under the pressure of a live broadcast.
  • Should have a strong fundamental understanding of video and audio production equipment and capabilities.
  • Working knowledge of News operating systems including ENPS a plus.
  • Computer skills should also include Microsoft Office/Outlook experience.
  • Must be able to make quick decisions and give accurate instructions to stage personnel during live broadcasts.
  • Must work well as a member of a team and be able to be a competent team leader.
  • Must be a member of IATSE or willing to join.
  • Applicant must be willing to work varied shifts which may include mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Compensation - $44.40/hr

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