So being a production assistant has many perks. First, we get to have hands on experience with the same technology that is used in major network stations. NBC Universal would be using the same formats for all their broadcasts that I am learning here locally. This will look great on a resume when I exit college. The second great perk of the job is all the current and local events that you get to keep track of because you work at a news station. When Hurricane Sandy rolled into the East Coast, I was at the news station watching at the Master Control Operator captured the news feed for the “Breaking News” segments that would come in from NBC Universal.
Also, there are always exciting guests that stop by and generally everyday we get to have someone on the show who is a guest in our ‘Cooking Corner.’ This by far has to be the best perk of the job; getting to eat for free everyday! We also get in beauty experts that show you how to do makeup tips, experts on health and fitness, and many more topics.
Beside the average college student wanting the experience of a real T.V. station, I also get to work under some great people who are teaching me all the latest technology and skills I will need to make me competitive in the work force. Learning how to work programs such as Final Cut Pro X, Avid, After Effects etc are industry standards that I have to learn. It can be an exciting, but daunting process, however when you know this industry is for you, the sky is the limit.