Production Assistant (Freelance)

Alexandria, VA /
Video Production (Freelance) /
Who We Are

We’re 522, and we’re on a mission to rid the world of cheesy videos. Behind every pixel we create exists an incredibly talented, highly motivated team relentlessly committed to producing incredible video content that elevates our clients’ brand.

About You

You're a video creator. You've developed a high-quality portfolio of documentary or marketing videos and a deep appreciation for early call times. You're excited to help out with weekday shoots that start early and end late. You're not the type who just orders coffee or directs traffic. You're an aspiring director, DP, camera operator, grip, or gaffer–and you're ready to prove you have what it takes to get there. You spot and solve problems before they become a big deal. Most importantly, you understand how to work quickly on set, provide excellent customer service, and remain relentlessly positive in chaotic situations.

Applications must include a link to a portfolio of recent and relevant video work. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered. Direct links to Google Drive or Dropbox also will not be considered.

With 522, you will:

    • Join crews of 3-10 people to capture interviews, b-roll, and narrative scenes.
    • Drive yourself to sets all around the DC metro area with time to spare, even in the heaviest traffic.
    • Move heavy video production equipment between shoot locations and setups.
    • Safely set up and break down stands, lights, tripods, cables, microphones, flags, and more.
    • Operate teleprompters, audio recorders, and camera equipment as directed.
    • Communicate clearly and consistently with the rest of the 522 team, both on-set and between gigs.

What's Next?

Bringing the right people onto our team is one of our most important responsibilities. Our interview process, particularly for full-time work, may consist of multiple rounds of phone, video, and in-person interviews. We take our time to make sure the process is done right. We'll do our best to respond to each applicant, but please know that we appreciate your interest even if a position with us isn't an immediate fit.

If you want to be a big part of a growing business, if you want a team environment to collaborate on creative ideas, if you want to take the next step in your career–come talk to us.

At 522 Productions, we're made stronger by working with people with a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. We're an equal opportunity employer and we're committed to providing reasonable accommodations to any applicant or employee with a disability.