Sterling-Lancaster Community Television
Statement of Duties: The Production Coordinator (PC) in conjunction with the Studio Coordinator assists in the planning, management, and maintenance of all SLCT equipment. The PC oversees all content workflow from recording, editing, export, distribution, and archiving. The Production Coordinator in conjunction with the Access Manager is responsible for developing, coordinating, and producing community-based productions. Aids overseeing volunteers in live meeting productions and produces monthly reports to the Executive Director.
Supervision Required: Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the employee plans, prioritizes, and carries out the regular work in accordance with standard practices and previous training. The employee interprets instructions and/or adapts methods to resolve particular problems. Instructions for new assignments usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadlines, and priorities. Work is generally reviewed only for technical adequacy, appropriateness of actions or decisions, and conformance with policy, or other requirements.
Confidentiality: In accordance with the State Public Records Laws that apply to SLCT, the PC does not have regular access to confidential information.
Supervisory Responsibility: The employee, as a regular part of the job, is accountable for the quality and quantity of work done by subordinates and assures the accomplishment of the assigned work in the prescribed manner. Plans, schedules, and coordinates work operations to meet schedules, deadlines, and priorities; revises work schedules to meet changes in workload or availability of manpower. Substantial numbers of employees supervised are dispersed to many widely separated locations on a continuing basis.
Judgment: Work requires the employee to examine, analyze, and evaluate facts and circumstances surrounding individual problems, situations or transactions, and determining actions to be taken within the limits of standard or accepted practices. Guidelines include a large body of policies, practices, and precedents, which may be conflicting at times. Independent judgment is used to analyze or evaluate specific situations to determine appropriate actions.
Complexity: Work consists of employing many different concepts, theories, principles, techniques, and practices relating to a professional or administrative field. Assignments typically concern such matters as studying trends in the field for application to the work; assessing services and recommending improvements; planning long range projects; devising new techniques for application to the work, recommending policies, standards or criteria.
Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of an office setting subject to frequent interruptions. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Working conditions occasionally involve exposure to constant machine or related noise or a combination of unpleasant elements such as loud noises. Includes work under typical shop conditions or outdoor work, which is suspended when weather conditions are poor. Work may also involve occasional work at heights or in confined or cramped quarters. The employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours in order to attend evening meetings or community cable productions on weekends or holidays.
Nature of Public Contacts: Relationships are primarily with co-workers, the public, and vendors doing business with the Town to explain or interpret department operating procedures or guidelines, to coordinate work, or to attempt to resolve problems. More than ordinary courtesy, tact and diplomacy are required to resolve complaints or to deal with uncooperative persons. The employee may provide the public or media with routine information regarding the scheduling of media services and related programs.
Accountability: Consequences or errors, missed deadlines, poor judgment could severely jeopardize department operations, cause missed deadlines, adverse public relations, legal repercussions, labor/material costs, personal injury, and jeopardize programs and danger to public safety.
Occupational Risks: Duties generally do not present occupational risk to the employee. Personal injury could occur, however, through the employee’s failure to properly follow safety precautions or procedures. Examples of personal injury include muscular strains from lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying department equipment.
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types 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.
- Encourages and seeks out active participation by individuals, and agencies in producing content for SLCT.
- Write, produce, and edit PSAs, promos, slides, underwriting acknowledgements, and other station announcements.
- Ensures the production equipment is maintained in proper operating condition; maintains a detailed inventory of equipment, recommends replacements as necessary in accordance with organization appropriations.
- Assists with all aspects of SLCT television show productions and those of its members.
- Responsible for the setup and direction of live meeting productions.
- Training and assisting volunteers in the use of SLCT equipment and systems.
- Responsible for pre-production planning for location and studio productions.
- Evaluates trends of new development in technology including hardware and software in support of SLCT operations.
- Develop curriculum supporting video workshops for students.
- Responsible for staffing members for all SLCT productions.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or master craftsman level of trade knowledge; zero to three (0-3) years related experience preferably with broadcast or public access television with at least one (1) year in a supervisory capacity; or any combination of education training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Special Requirements: Class D Motor Vehicle Driver’s license. CORI certification and Fingerprint background check.
Knowledge Abilities and Skill:
Knowledge: Public television broadcast rules and regulations as well as related equipment and technical operations including: lighting, cable TV/media computer hardware, software used in the production and editing of television programs as well as office software (i.e. word processing and spread sheet applications). Technical functions including but not limited to camera operation, field production using portable equipment, linear and non-linear editing, graphics, and building/repairing of production sets.
Abilities: Develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, town employees, and other technical professionals; express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Read, analyze, interpret, and act on complex technical information provided in written and verbal form. Develop technical reports and procedural documentation in a clear and concise manner. Manage multiple tasks and demands for community media access services in a detailed and timely manner.
Skills: Proficient skill in the use of television production and editing equipment; proficient skill in the use and application of personal computers, and software including word processing and spreadsheet applications as well as the Internet in support of department operations. Excellent analytical skills. Proficient oral and written communication skills. Proficient skill in project management.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Production Coordinator to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
Physical Skills: Work requires moderate to intermittent physical strength and effort on a daily basis. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking and standing. The employee is frequently required to lift, push or carry objects up to 50 lbs.
Motor Skills: Duties involve assignments requiring application of hand and eye coordination with finger dexterity and motor coordination in order to operate department equipment such as editing computers and cameras in an effective manner.
Visual Skills: Visual demands require the employee to constantly read documents and computer screens for general understanding and analytical purposes. The employee is regularly required to determine color differences when operating department equipment.
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.
Applications are due by May 27th, 2022
Please send all applications to Access@slctv.us