WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, social media and print and was the proud winner of the CenterState CEO 2014 Business of the Year award in the nonprofit category. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 2 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

WCNY provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Our Human Resource department reviews every application.  Unfortunately, because of the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee a response to every one.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Part-Time Production Assistant

WCNY connects with the curious of all ages through innovation, creative content, educational programs, and transformative experiences to open minds and spark change. A trusted media enterprise, WCNY is constantly evolving and fully engaged with a diverse audience that shares our passion for public service. Together, we will contribute to community prosperity and embrace innovation to foster a well- informed, inspired world. We value passion to make a difference in the lives of those we serve every day, courage to embrace risks worth taking and overcome challenges, respect of one another’s diversity, opinions, and beliefs, service to the public through responsiveness to community values and needs, innovation in thoughts and actions that create new opportunities and valuable solutions, commitment to continuous reflection and improvement, and creativity in advancing impactful content and fostering shared resources for the public good.

Job Summary

The Production Assistant reports directly to the Director of Production Services and is responsible for studio camera, teleprompter, graphics, lighting, field camera, and remote location production assistance. Will provide production and content support to other WCNY local, regional, and national programming, as well as WCNY’s Premier Events team.

Essential Functions

  1. Operate studio cameras, teleprompter, graphics generator (Xpression), and other control room equipment as assigned.
  2. Assist staff of WCNY producers, directors and talent in the successful completion of department projects.
  3. Serve as researcher as assigned.
  4. Serve as assistant to producer as assigned.
  5. Work with the Floor, Lighting & Equipment Director to build and light sets.
  6. Assist in set up and execution of WCNY Events.


  1. Understanding of lighting and set design.
  2. Understanding of story creation and information gathering.
  3. Interpersonal, written, verbal, presentation and communication.
  4. Focus on delivering results and team success.
  5. Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop).
  6. Problem-solving.

Physical Demands

  1. Must be able to lift or move up to 75 pounds and work on lighting grid using a ladder or lift.

Expected Work Hours

  1. As needed, less than 20 hours per week.

Education and Experience

  1. Associate’s Degree in Electronic Media or TV/Radio Production.

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Application

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  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, rtf, wpd, wps, sxw, odt.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, txt, rtf, wpd, wps, sxw, odt.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.


You can also mail your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

Employment Application

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