What does a Production Assistant 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.

  • 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
  • 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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
47%
2 - 4
33%
5 - 7
0%
8+
20%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Communication
Windows Operating Systems
Shell Scripting
Computer Literate
Trouble Shooting
Microsoft Word
Tolerance
MS Office EXCEL

Production Assistant Seniority Levels

L2
Production Assistant
CA$37,106/yr
Executive Producer
32% made the transition
Program Manager
22% made the transition
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Production Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$37,106 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$28k
Median: CA$37k
CA$50k
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