assistant broadcast producer

Department: Production

Reports to: Broadcast Director

Status: Exempt

the agency:

If you’re ready for the most invigorating ascent of a lifetime, Spawn Ideas is right for you. Our home base is in Anchorage, AK, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Chugach mountains. We’re a fully integrated advertising agency that’s independent and employee owned, which means our team of employees all have skin in the game. There are no sideliners here, just a bold and resourceful team with enough courage to summit any challenge for our clients.

Up here, we’re perpetual adventurers who pursue the outdoors and bring a fresh perspective to our creative work. We live by the mantra “when the agency succeeds, we succeed.” Our ownership and determination to push further has led us to success for our clients and a series of accolades we’re quite proud of.

Our recent big wins include Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year, Northwest and a national award for Best Culture. We’ve also been voted one of Outside Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in America (seven years running), rising to number four in 2015. Inc. Magazine named us Fastest Growing Companies in America and we were also listed as one of the 75 Best Places to Work for Millennials (2015) in the country. Want to be part of an energetic team that plays as hard as we work? We’re looking for an Assistant Broadcast Producer.

Want to be part of an energetic team that plays as hard as we work? We’re looking for an Assistant Broadcast Producer.

position summary:

An assistant broadcast producer thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and is great at keeping track of all the details. This person will be responsible for coordinating many aspects of production and execution of broadcast projects. They must be able to track multiple concurrent projects and communicate effectively. The assistant producer plays a major role in ensuring that work is completed correctly and on time, while keeping the Director of Broadcast Production and other staff members apprised.

successful candidates:

  • Are extremely well organized, deliberate and thorough.
  • Must be detailed oriented.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner.
  • Must have an extensive time/deadline management skill set.
  • Must be resourceful.
  • Practice sensible decision-making.
  • Must work well under pressure and multitask effectively.
  • Must be proactive.
  • Must have strong computer skills and be able to learn agency project management software.
  • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Are self-motivated, but take direction and coaching well.
  • Goal oriented and will assume ownership and responsibility for their work.
  • Knowledge of marketing production and/or purchasing preferred.
  • Have the ability to work in an energetic and creative environment and engage effectively with diverse personalities.
  • Are looking for an opportunity to learn and develop in the advertising production field.

key responsibilities:

  • Ensure appropriate personnel are informed of status updates on all broadcast projects.
  • Maintain and manage an accurate daily Production Dashboard that is shared with the Production team.
  • Establish and maintain internal project deadlines and coordinate with other departments to ensure projects are completed on time.
  • Provide broadcast production assistance including securing props, talent and photo/footage acquisition.
  • Maintain responsibility for all aspects of production legality – with each step documented in the project database.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements.
  • Serve as a back up for the Broadcast Production Director
  • Data entry.
  • Process vendor invoices.
  • Manage casting sessions.
  • Maintain the agency’s talent database.
  • Research and secure locations for video shoots.
  • Capable of negotiating broadcast talent, photographs, footage and location fees, etc. per project needs.
  • Adept at completing the broadcast post-production processes.
  • Coordinate freelancer tasks.
  • Schedule audio auditions and recording sessions.

knowledge and skills:

  • Macintosh operating system and Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated effective writing and speaking skills

education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in broadcast production required

the perks:

Outstanding benefits. Spawn Ideas pays a generous portion of each employee’s insurance premium for themselves and their families. Beyond the basics, employees can be reimbursed for participating in walk/run races, for park passes, etc. The office is located one block from the Coastal Trail (a popular ski/walk/run trail), and just blocks from salmon fishing right downtown.

In addition, Spawn benefits include being automatically enrolled in our ESOP (employee stock ownership program) plan, annual performance-based discretionary bonus, 401K, medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick days, company paid holidays and summer and holiday hours programs that allow more time with family and more time enjoying the outdoors.

Spawn Ideas is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We support diversity in the workforce. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for disabled individuals.


physical requirements

  • Seeing: Able to read reports and use computer
  • Hearing: Able to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, vendors, and clients, in person and on phone
  • Other: Able to lift at least 10 pounds and mobile enough to change paper in computer printers, must have driver’s license and access to personal transportation