Amherst, MA

The Director of Production & Internships will oversee the intake, selection, training, assignment and scheduling of interns for all remote Public, Education and Government productions that require Amherst Media involvement.

JOB PROFILE: Full time, 40 hours per week. Four months probationary period of employment, reviewed annually in accordance with personnel policy. Work diverse job schedule including evenings and occasional weekends.

Report to: He/she will work under the supervision of the Executive Director. Supervise: volunteers, interns, and work study students
Qualifications: Associate or higher degree in video production/communication or broadcasting. Working experience in cable casting system in public access center or equivalent

Experience: Two or more years working experience in public access or equivalent

Job Responsibilities:
• Production – Schedule government access productions and act as a liaison with local government officials regarding these productions.

• Oversee reservations, checkout and return of Amherst Media field equipment. Coordinate all equipment usage, staff and volunteer resources required for scheduled Government and community events coverage.

• Responsible for conducting or overseeing all editing of remote programming to prepare for cable- casting

• Technical –Coordinate all live and pre-recorded shoots, equipment usage, staff and volunteer resources required for scheduled coverage. Provide on-site, technical support to producers and volunteers during scheduled shifts. Preferred or comparable experience with HD field cameras; studio control room operations on Tri-caster switcher and Blackmagic Datavideo; MAC OS; compressor; Adobe Suite a definite plus.

• Programming – Write curriculum scripts for training the various internship job descriptions, and maintain programming database.

• Outreach and solicitation of clients for Production Plus projects, web promos, lectures and presentations, book promotional etc.

• Outreach – Keep regular and proactive communication with town personnel to provide a consistent and updated schedule of televised meetings and event coverage.

• Recruitment-Keep ongoing communication with the Five-Colleges and their respective Career Services Personnel, including job descriptions and postings, time sheets and record keeping

• Training – Prepare Curriculum and/or update as needed to Teach training classes as assigned by the Executive Director to members and interns.

• Reporting and Staff Duties – Compile and submit monthly activity reports to Executive Director. Provide basic administrative support as requested (copies, phone calls, etc.).

Applicants Must Submit via E-mail: 1. A detailed letter of introduction describing applicant’s experience, knowledge and skills match the identified duties, responsibilities, minimum employment standards and requirements of this position. 2. Current resume 3. Provide three professional references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Please send Word or PDF format documents as attachments to an e-mail message to

Please include “Director of Production and Interns Job Application” in the subject line of your email submission. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis. No phone calls, please.

Amherst Media is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. A competitive salary commensurate with experience will be offered along with an excellent benefits package.

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Amherst Media

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Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Job level: Mid level Years of experience: 2+ Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 05 Mar 2024 Expire in: 3 weeks

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