"I look forward to the learning opportunities this job presents me. I believe I will learn to give better direction on set and manage talent smoother behind the scenes. I believe editing will help me ultimately become a better writer."
The hiring manager is looking for a candidate who wants to not only succeed in their job, but overachieve and continue growing professionally. The candidate should discuss the skills they hope to learn in the job and where they hope to be once the job is finished. They should show the candidate a passion to keep learning and improving over time.
Why did you choose to work for this production company?
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"I want to work for this specific production company because I believe out of any candidate, I have been watching productions since I was a child and know the types of shows you direct. I am so familiar with your work and know it is something that will keep me motivated each day."
The hiring manager is looking for someone who wants to work for their company not because they want any old job, but are choosing this particular one for certain reasons. The candidate should talk about what it is about this specific production company that makes them want the job, and why they believe they would be a good fit there. The candidate could talk about the types of productions they direct, the location where they typically are, or the kind of people that work there.
"I feel very comfortable working in California because I have many family and friends here that have told me how much I will like it. I love warm weather, and am excited to learn more about the area."
Knowing one's surroundings is an important part of getting a job. If someone is already well familiarized with the area, hiring managers may believe they will fit in quicker than if they got a job in a completely foreign place to them. The candidate should talk about their knowledge of the area and why they want to work there. If the candidate is not originally from the area, they should talk about what draws them to the area, and how they adapt to new places.
A production assistant in the television or news industry is responsible for helping the show, movie, or segment run smoothly. They are responsible for previewing the event, including sending out press releases, setting up venues, and any administrative tasks to prepare. During the show, they are expected to make sure all production tasks run smoothly, including directing the floor, updating anchors or actors with fresh scripts, updating everyone on the progress of the shoot, and giving instructions on set. They assist the main producers and directors and relay information between directors and personalities.