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The Town of West Boylston is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Access Coordinator for WBPA-Public Access TV.   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, scheduling all content on the WBPA PEG-TV channels and video-on-demand system(s), creating content by producing live broadcasts and for recording and/or editing programs, creates and manages public service announcement and bulletins for the community and non-profit organizations and supervises Production Assistants and volunteers.


Position Title: Access Coordinator Hours Worker/Week: 19
Department: Public Access Reports to: PEG Coordinator



The Access Coordinator performs skilled technical and organizational work in supporting the overall operations of the public access television system.



The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Produce, direct, film, edit, and upload programming to the appropriate streaming and viewing locations
  • Responsible for supervising part-time employees and volunteers; this includes training, scheduling, evaluating, and disciplining
  • Schedule programming by securing cablecast request forms, operating of automatic playback systems and verification of programs aired. Keep updated log according to FCC regulations
  • Work with town webmaster to update an Access Cable TV presence on the Town’s website
  • Take reservations for equipment and studio time, check in/out of portable equipment, verify that all necessary paperwork is completed, and that equipment is returned in good working order
  • Interface with Charter Communications to expedite solutions to cable casting issues/outages
  • Produce Select Board or other governmental meetings. Post recorded Select Board meeting on the Town’s Facebook page/YouTube
  • Attend PEG Board meetings as directed


Under general direction, employee plans and prioritizes the work independently, in accordance with standard practices and previous training. Employee is expected to solve most problems of detail or unusual situations by adapting methods or interpreting instructions accordingly.  Instructions for new assignments or special projects usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadlines and priorities.  Technical and policy problems or changes in procedures are discussed with supervisor.



The employee, as a regular and continuing part of the job, leads other workers in accomplishing assigned work and also performs non-supervisory work that is usually of the same kind and levels as is done by the group led.  The employee provides training to new employees; reports to the supervisor on disciplinary problems, performance and training needs of employees; resolves simple, informal complaints of employees and refers others to the supervisor; may approve leave for a few hours or for emergencies.



The work involves numerous standardized practices, procedures, or general instructions that govern the work and requires additional interpretation.  Judgment is needed to locate, select and apply the most pertinent practice, procedure, regulation or guideline.



The work consists of a variety of duties which follow standardized practices, procedures, regulations or guidelines.  The sequence of work and/or the procedures followed vary according to the nature of the transaction and/or the information involved, or sought, in a particular situation.



Relationships are primarily with co-workers, vendors and the public involving frequent explanation, discussion or interpretation of practices, procedures, regulations or guidelines in order to render service, plan or coordinate work efforts, or resolve operating problems.  Other regular contacts are with service recipients and employees of outside organizations.  More than ordinary courtesy, tact and diplomacy may be required to resolve complaints or deal with hostile, uncooperative or uninformed persons.



Has no exposure to confidential information



High School diploma or equivalent, 1 year in a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.



Must be skilled at operating a PC and Mac operating system, and have basic camera skills.  Must have experience working with editing software such as Premier, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro. Work involves following multi-step procedures requiring more detailed  knowledge or ability for operation of office equipment; computers including intermediate knowledge of specific department software applications and/or word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications, data entry terminals, and transcribing equipment; essential functions may require working familiarity with technical terminology, basic laboratory procedures, shop machinery, and a variety of precision measuring instruments and/or some training generally applicable to a particular field.



The majority of work is performed in an office setting.



Physical Skills

Administrative work is in an office setting, involving sitting, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing.  When in the field, work requires agility and physical strength, such as moving in or about sites for stories, or standing or walking most of the work period. Occasionally, work may require lifting heavy objects, such as camera equipment, and carrying them (up to 50 lbs.). There may be need to stretch and reach to retrieve materials.


Motor Skills

Duties require motor skills for activities such as moving objects, using office equipment, including but not limited to telephones, personal computers, handheld technology, and other office equipment.


Visual Skills

Visual demands require routinely reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes, using a computer, and using editing software.


This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

About Company

Town of West Boylston
140 Worcester Street

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Part Time Job level: Entry level Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 22 Feb 2023

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