Production Assistant

Chicago Connect

Company Description

Chicago Connect specialize in increasing market share for our clients’ brands and we ensure we tailor our services to their needs in a face-to-face environment. There are various disciplines in the direct marketing field and we primarily focus on live marketing strategies. The marketplace is fiercely competitive and brands in all industries are vying for their potential customers attention. With so many choices on how brands can target their customers, choosing the right marketing mix is more important than ever. That’s where Chicago Connect comes in.

Job Description

The production assistant (PA) is an entry-level job for a film or television production. The position may be based in an office or on the set. The PA does just about anything and everything, from getting coffee to making script copies to shuttling crew or equipment around town as necessary. How much a production assistant does depends on the budget of the production, as well as how much confidence their superiors have in their abilities.

Salary range: $36000 – $46000 per year.


  • Order, reserve or rent equipment needed to complete a production or increase production value for a particular campaign

  • Schedule voice actors and other talent for recording time in the studio as well as any follow-up time for corrections or adjustments

  • Assist in set design, script rewrites and other tasks assigned to you by the producer or director

  • Create, evaluate and oversee the budget for each production, ensuring we never exceed it

  • Manage the CPO’s schedule to ensure maximum time management value

  • Suggest creative or practical changes to scripts or storyboards to help improve production value and save money


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Television Production or related field required

  • Working knowledge of video equipment and software a plus

  • Ability to manage budgets and schedules effectively with minimal supervision

  • Excellent attention to detail and willingness to be creative

  • Familiarity with online video advertising a plus

Additional Information

  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • The role is not remote

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