The one-year program offers access to entry-level positions within television production management for individuals from diverse backgrounds. Candidates work closely with ABC Studios personnel and executives who mentor the associates and take a personal interest in their progress. The ultimate goal is to help prepare promising individuals for future career advancement within the television industry.
Associates, many of whom are recent college graduates, have been hired in such varied positions as: Set Painter with Local 729; Western Costume Local 705 member; Staff Coordinator with ABC Studios; Editor, ABC Broadcast Standards and Practices; Credits Administration Manager, ABC Studios; and 2nd Accountant, Desperate Housewives.
Applications are accepted during a one-month period every Spring. Please check this website’s home page for specific dates closer to that time.
For further information and to obtain an application please visit www.productionassociatesprogram.com
Candidates must be motivated and well-organized self-starters − able to prioritize multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Other requirements include: familiarity with common computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, FileMaker Pro); access to his/her own transportation with insurance and a good driving record; a strong career interest in the television industry; and solid interpersonal and communication skills. College graduates with good academic records are preferred. Applicants must be able to legally work in the United States.