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Freelance Post Production Assistant

Sesame Street Production | New York, NY | Temporary

Job Description

The Sesame Workshop is looking for a Freelance Post Production Assistant to assist in the day to day operations of the Post department for season 51.

Please note: This is a freelance position for 8 weeks with possible extension. Candidates must be local.


  • During production: scan and copy PA scripts, label and track video/audio drives between the main office/studio/outside edit facilities. Assist the Post Coordinator with updating the audio looping chart.
  • Delivering to HBO: label paperwork deliverables documentation and organize in online drives.
  • Post Expense Reporting: track corporate card and PO form use, collect and maintain receipts.
  • Assist in creating Post deliverables: Lower Thirds Spotting List, Episode Rundowns
  • QC segments and files prior to delivery to HBOMax and PBS: operate Premiere for content and tech evaluations (check captions, DVI, DCS, etc)
  • Manage and Update trackers: log all segment run times, assist in creating scripts and cue sheets from Loop trackers.
  • Data Entry into Risetime
  • Keep track of Post equipment (traveling to and from the studio, purchased for talent for remote use, etc.)
  • Source footage and stock images for shoots and editing purposes.
  • Mail and Packages: place orders through B&H and Jason, create postage for express UPS orders.
  • Prepare PowerPoint and other visual presentations for meetings.
  • Tape library research, finding clips to support editing projects and runs
  • Build Calendar templates
  • Submit orders to the Tech Ops department
  • Maintain Post Team Morale


Basic Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of work experience or comparable exercised passion in post-production
  • Adobe Premiere is a must
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite software with emphasis on Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience using Google Drive, We Transfer, and other file-sharing programs
  • Detail-oriented with superior organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Proactive self-starter able to anticipate and voice potential problems.
  • Forward-thinking, reliable, and respectful. Able to practice discretion and treat information with confidentiality.
  • Must work well within a group



Additional Qualifications


  • Working knowledge and understanding of digital technologies, including CSS, XML, and codecs
  • Interest in children’s media, children’s content experience a plus

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity