What does a Principal Production Assistant do?

A production assistant works under the supervision of the production manager and as part of the production team. Duties include general administrative and clerical tasks that may be requested by team members to complete projects efficiently and on time. Depending on the company, a production assistant may progress to a managerial position upon completion of further education in a related field.

While a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required, most companies prefer candidates to possess in-depth knowledge and a passion for the industry. Experience in the field is also preferred with the need for good verbal and written communication skills. Other valuable skills include the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision and the physical ability to stand, walk and move around for long hours at a time.

  • Manage digital graphics and metadata for the production team
  • Archive and sync datasets and files for optimal performance
  • Suggest improvements for all deliveries as identified
  • Answer queries and communications through phone or email
  • Carry out necessary administrative duties as required
  • Perform clerical tasks as requested by the production team
  • Make suggestions for improvements on elements within each project
  • Takes minutes of meetings for record and reference
  • Experience working as a production assistant is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of the industry
  • Familiar with general clerical and administrative tasks
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong passion for the industry
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Flexible to work long hours and weekends where necessary
  • Able to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Able to stand, walk and move around for long hours at a time
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Abel + McCallister + AbelAbel + McCallister + Abel
Production Assistant
12 Jul 2021

“You get to work on some amazing projects all across the country which is really fun and interesting.”

TBI Media
Production Runner
7 Aug 2019

“Everyone was really down to earth and it gave e great insight into what the industry is like.”

University of Wisconsin-MadisonUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Production Assistant
6 Apr 2021

“I had freedom to do my work how i wanted and it was a good during college job”

Gather Festival
Production Assistant
12 Apr 2021

“Gather exposed me to a lot of great people and I got to work with the best team of creatives”

Bstyle Studio
Studio Assistant
12 Aug 2021

“It is the best place to start your career and you'll learn a lot from this place”

COUNTRY FinancialCOUNTRY Financial
Production Assistant
31 Oct 2019

“The agent I worked with was super friendly and let me make my own owners.”

LUSH North AmericaLUSH North America
Production Assistant
6 Apr 2021

“Easy to learn; I don't really like talking to customers so this job is good for introvertss like me”

Griffin FundingGriffin Funding
Mortgage Production Assistant/Account Manager
13 Feb 2021

“Training was a bit scattered but nothing you wouldn't be able to pick up.”

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