Media Production Assistant

Media Production · Ooltewah, Tennessee
Department Media Production
Employment Type Regular Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Position Description

Adventist Media Center – It Is Written

Position Title:  Production Assistant  Internal Title: Departmental Assistant I

Department: Media Production  Job Classification: Regular Full Time


Accountable to: Production Producer

Position Summary:

Serves It Is Written by performing assistant duties for the Media Production department and working alongside department staff to enable the ministry to carry out its mission of reaching a spiritually-seeking audience with the distinctive message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Authority & Accountability:

Authority as delegated by the Media Production Director and directly responsible to the Producers. Performs all duties in accordance with It Is Written’s policies and objectives.

Essential Position Functions:

  • Research themes and script ideas
  • Assist with scheduling talent, crew, filming locations, accommodations, and travel
  • Format scripts for teleprompter use as needed
  • Help find supplemental video content for episodes
  • Turn Adventist Information Ministry (AIM) and in-house reports into usable stats sheets
  • Assist in logging program metadata in program databases
  • Respond to select emails for information gathering or follow-up
  • Pull engagement reports for the website using Akamai (CDN)
  • Format transcriptions for public use
  • Assist with writing or editing episode descriptions for IIW shows
  • Receive and process incoming reports from AIM and in-house customer service pertaining to call response and donation/free offer requests
  • Maintain call response statistics database
  • Gather data for the North American Division (NAD) report
  • Create DVD source video and ISO files for sale and free offer products.
  • Other duties as assigned such as monitor transmitter and ingest


  • Operate teleprompter and/or timeclock during studio production
  • Assist with camera, lighting, and audio setup, teardown, and operation
  • Assist with editing as needed
  • Assist with distribution of programs and episodes for internal and external platforms
  • Cross-train as scheduling back-up for the It Is Written TV channel
  • Assist with closed captioning video content as needed
  • Play an integral role in helping the Media Production department develop both short and long-term strategies to improve the department’s efficiency and effectiveness
  • Fulfill other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Producers

Position Specifications:


High school diploma or equivalent required.

Bachelor’s degree preferred.


Preferred: Three to five years as a media/communications professional either with an agency or organization.


Membership and Mission:

Embrace the mission and values of It Is Written and be a member in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


  • Skills, scope, and complexity of duties:
    • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Microsoft Office, and/or Google equivalent applications (Google Docs, Sheets, etc.).
    • Able to learn and adapt to new technologies and software.
    • Able to take direction from superiors and work collaboratively in group environments.
    • Is detail-oriented.
    • Self-starter who can exercise direction and independent judgment, manage multiple projects, assume responsibility, and deliver on tight deadlines.
    • Exhibits good interpersonal communication skills.
    • Able to exhibit flexibility and adapt to urgent projects or unusual situations.
    • Able to work independently and with minimal guidance.
    • Able to gauge the feasibility of proposed projects within limits of given time and resources.
    • Possesses superb time-management and multitasking skills.
    • Able to exhibit Christ-like behavior in daily tasks, collaborative projects, and under stress.
    • Has a solid finger on the pulse of current trends and emerging concepts that have the possibility of benefitting It Is Written’s mission this year, next year, and 5-10 years from now.

Interpersonal Relationship

At It Is Written:

  • Speaker/Director
  • Media Production Director & Producers
  • IT Director and staff
  • Motion Graphics designers and Creative staff
  • Marketing/Development Director and staff
  • General office staff

Outside of It Is Written:

    • It Is Written vendors, contractors, guests, and volunteers
    • Entities who provide content for It Is Written TV

Working Conditions:

  • General working conditions of an office.
  • Moderate to occasional high-stress levels due to deadlines and job load.
  • Physical requirements: requires standing, walking, time at the desk, reaching, climbing, and lifting (maximum of 50 lbs.)


  • Specific Requirements:
    • 38 regular hours per week.
    • Will require some variable hours and weekend work.
    • No special clothing or safety gear is required.
    • Casual business attire suggested.

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            • Location
              Ooltewah, Tennessee
            • Department
              Media Production
            • Employment Type
              Regular Full Time
            • Minimum Experience