Production Assistant I Overview

What does a Production Assistant I 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.

What responsibilities are common for Production Assistant I jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Production Assistant I jobs?
  • 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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Work/Life Balance
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Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Production Assistant I make near United States?

Confident
$40,600 /yr
Total Pay
$39,019
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$1,581
 /yr

Additional Pay

$40,600

 / yr
$30K$56K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Production Assistant I Career Path

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Production Assistant I Insights

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Abel + McCallister + AbelAbel + McCallister + Abel
Production Assistant
Jul 12, 2021

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

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

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

Gather Festival
Production Assistant
Apr 12, 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
Aug 12, 2021

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

Hauser ChocolatierHauser Chocolatier
Production Assistant
Nov 28, 2022

“It gets super hot on the floor and the pay is not great for what you do.”

Jungle CreationsJungle Creations
Junior Editor/Production Assistant
Mar 27, 2023

“It was an amazing opportunity to work at Jungle Creations and I would definitely recommend working there.”

Ben's Bells ProjectBen's Bells Project
Studio Assistant
Jan 10, 2023

“workers are enjoyable to work with and I enjoy working with them and the volunteers.”

Industrial Light & MagicIndustrial Light & Magic
Production Assistant
Nov 6, 2022

“You have the opportunity to work on cool films and the best talent and creatives in the VFX world.”

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