How to write your own Video Production Assistant resume?
1. Mention relevant work experience
The person who is in charge of hiring PAs has to make sure that the people they consider for a position can ensure smooth running of the movie/video set. The production process can take up a lot of time, so it is in everyone’s interest to avoid situations in which time is lost – the usual hiccups when people do not fully know what they are doing.
A good way to ensure a set runs well is hiring people with whom the possibility of not knowing what they are to do, is minimal. To be categorized among those people, you have to include mentions of previous work experience that shows you know your way around a set.
Video Production Assistant Work Experience Example
Live Highlights Publisher, Production Assistant (Seasonal) / Disney Streaming Services, Secaucus (11/2018 – 04/2019)
"Manage live content for publication on web and social platforms."
"Navigate multiple in-house systems to retrieve and distribute live video content."
"Fill social media content requests. Provide support to Content Assistant."
2. Point out potentially useful skills
The core emphasis of this resume really is proving that you can make things work in an incredibly busy, sometimes tense work environment.
If that is not fully clear from your previous work experience or have something to add to what you already wrote down, really point the reader to the thing you think can make you seem more viable. Just a list of skills that you deem can be used at any point in the production process can signal the reader that you do actually think of unprecedented situations happening.
Video Production Assistant Skills Example
"Sketch Comedy Writing"
"Digital Video & Film Production"
"Promo & Trailer Production, Talent Directing"
"Scriptwriting, AVID Media Composer"
"Improv Experience, SnapStream"
3. Keep even the details that may seem benign
With a PA resume, a usually well-repeated tip of “keeping things brief and relevant” does not fully apply. You may have noticed that from the previous pieces of advice we have for you.
PAs can really be tasked with anything at any point in the production. This may include tasks most individuals who want to become a PA do not account for. So, really mentioning anything, including personal traits like patience and willingness, can help in making the right impression on the person hiring. Even in your work experience descriptions include the responsibilities that you may at first think are irrelevant to the position of PA. You never know what producers may use you for. They likely also don’t!