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Television Assistant (5574)

Television Assistant

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: MD40
  • Class Code: 5574
  • Established: 06/04/1975
  • Revised: 12/04/1990
  • Title Changed: --


Under supervision, to assist in performing a wide variety of professional and technical work in connection with the production of television and video tape recorded programming; and perform other related work.

Typical Tasks

Creates and produces television and video tape recorded programming, sound tapes and video tapes; assists in writing scripts; does creative television production work; selects and edits music; assists in recording, editing, transferring, and dubbing of video tape recorded programming; assists in creative editing; may assist in maintaining library of films and slides.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


Two years of broad technical experience in television production, including television production, professional sound recording, and tape editing.



Education: Equivalent to graduation from junior college with a major in television communications or completion of a television communications curriculum at an approved trade school.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Techniques of television production; sound recording; television photography; video taping; lighting; editing methods and equipment.


Ability to: Develop, create and produce professional quality television photography; operate a wide variety of television cameras and sound equipment; learn narration and continuity script writing; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; speak effectively; read and write English at the level required for successful job performance.

Special Personal Characteristics

Artistic and creative ability; willingness to travel throughout the State; and normal hearing.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Possession of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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