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Media Production Specialist (Substitute)

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Position Information

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Classification Title Media Production Specialist
Job Category: Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)
Job Open Date: 06/20/2016
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date
Position ID: NBU062016
Job Open ID: NBU062016
Position Title: Media Production Specialist (Substitute)
Location 10-Irvine Valley College
Department Public Information (IVC-020-091)
Term: Short-term
Salary Schedule Link: $32.03/hr
Pay Basis: Hourly
Pay Range: 136
% of Range:
Hours per week: 25
Work Schedule Varies as needed
Receives Benefits: No
Classification Benefits:
Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:

Additional Information

Summary Description:

This position is a short-term, hourly, non-bargaining unit position, not to exceed 160 days per Fiscal Year. You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website. This position is open until filled or withdrawn.

Under general supervision from supervisory and/or management staff, is responsible for a wide variety of technical activities involved in the production, broadcast and streaming of programs; coordinates and participates in pre-production, production, and post-production activities; works collaboratively with faculty, students, and outside community organizations providing expertise in studio and field productions; programs the college’s media outlets as assigned; writes, produces, and directs programming for a variety of formats; creates digital images for inclusion in the college’s bulletin board service on the cable channel; interfaces with Board Members, the Chancellor, College President, faculty members, support staff, outside agencies, and members of the community as appropriate to assignment; installs, maintains and operates all related equipment; researches innovations in technology and advises on equipment needs to remain current; meets with the faculty and staff to clarify needs and determine technical equipment, support personnel as related to assignment, and applicable timetables; assists and coordinates with faculty, staff and students as related to all productions, activities, and events in a classroom or studio setting; provides direct instructional assistance and support to faculty in a classroom setting and supervises students under the direction of the faculty; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a technical expert level that demonstrates a high level of initiative and expertise in studio and field productions. Employees in this class work independently and/or collaboratively with faculty, students, and outside organizations to produce, write, and direct media programming as assigned. As a technical expert, employees assist faculty in developing programs for classroom use with current delivery methods. Employees may serve as a lead worker on assigned projects, are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. Individuals may have specific assignments within the broad field of media production but are expected to acquire knowledge over time to assist others within this classification in order to meet changing workload demands.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of
the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties
from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business
practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Communications and media technologies, including the various systems and procedures related to television and radio broadcasting and streaming.
Professional media and communications standards.
Principles and practices of electronic journalism production.
Principles and practices of broadcasting, streaming, and media production and programming.
Methods, techniques, and equipment used in the production of television and radio programming.
Principles of directing live audio and video productions.
Principles of the creation and manipulation of two and three dimensional images.
Operational characteristics of audio and video equipment used in the area of assignment.
Computers and specialized media software applications and related concepts.
Principles and practices used in troubleshooting various hardware and software application problems.
Methods and techniques of providing training to faculty and staff on software applications.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Principles and practices of training and providing work direction to students and assigned staff.
Budget preparation and monitoring.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability to:

Research, write, produce and direct a variety of radio and television programs.
Organize and coordinate broadcasting and streaming activities and ensure optimum use of equipment and facilities.
Operate a variety of equipment and computer hardware and software involved in media programming, production, and distribution.
Edit programming using digital editing software.
Create and manipulate two and three dimensional images.
Create high quality DVDs including the use of chapters.
Train and provide work direction to other staff and students.
Assign and review the work of assigned production and technical staff and students.
Analyze, troubleshoot and apply problem solving skills to technical problems.
Respond to critical broadcast problems after normal working hours.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
Remain current with changing practices and technology used in media production.
Prepare and administer budgets.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in communications, broadcasting or a related field.


Three years of increasingly responsible audio and video program development and equipment operation experience that involves the use of current technology.

License or Certificate:
Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; exposure to noise, dust, radiant and electrical energy and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; at least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort. Positions may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in indoor and outdoor environments; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history, DOJ background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the SOCCCD Board of Trustees. It is the employee’s responsibility to pay costs associated with Pre-Employment Live Scan Fingerprinting. The fee is approximately $50. Please note that all NBU positions are paid once per month. The NBU pay period runs from the 15th of one month to the 14th of the next. They are paid the month after on the 10th. Upon successful completion of the Human Resources NBU pre-employment process, NBU employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated. NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site. NBU employees working as Classified substitutes for vacant positions may be able to serve up to 90 calendar days while the District recruits to fill the position. NBU positions do not offer benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked. Upon hiring, Payroll requires that you present your original Social Security Card for IRS purposes. This requirement is in no way connected to completion of the I-9 form for employment eligibility purposes.

Additional Classification Information:
Position Specific Benefits:

Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee and coordinate with assigned staff and students the production, direction, streaming, and broadcasting of meetings and programs including but not limited to news shows, talk shows, travel shows, magazine format shows, educational shows, and others; as necessary and appropriate to assignment, provide lead direction.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, organize and review the work of students and assigned staff; ensure that deadlines are met and the products meet client needs; review technical quality of programs and make recommendations for improvements; ensure program content is in compliance with established regulations and licensee standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

Train and provide work direction to assigned staff, students and student workers regarding the operation of video and audio equipment and software used to produce radio and television programs in a classroom setting under the direction of an instructor.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in recommending goals and objectives and develop policies and procedures for media production; develop, prepare and monitor budgets; research new and emerging technological advancements and recommend purchases in accordance with established policies and budget constraints.

Duties and Responsibilities

Advise faculty, students, and administrative staff on available media production services and equipment capabilities; assist in developing programs and projects that meet their needs, goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct broadcasting of telecourses and informational materials aired on the cable channel and radio station with assistance from assigned staff and students; respond to questions and troubleshoot problems and malfunctions; coordinate media production requests with students, staff and departments.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct and participate with students and assigned staff during studio and field productions and requested media products; produce, write, and direct audio and video for distribution via cable or internet; oversee personnel and subjects involved in productions; respond to questions from clients; meet with the faculty and staff to clarify needs and determine technical equipment, support personnel as related to student involvement, and timetables necessary to student films; assist and coordinate with faculty and students as related to all productions, activities, and events in a classroom setting; provide direct instructional assistance and support to faculty in a classroom setting and supervise students under the direction of the faculty.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate with college and district faculty and staff in the creation of pages and/or digital still images for placement on the cable channel as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop program schedule for the college’s media outlets as assigned; input schedule into respective playback systems; transcode and encode programs into digital formats appropriate for distribution outlets, including cable channel, radio stations, video-on-demand servers, and websites; ensure timely airing of all instructional programs for students.

Duties and Responsibilities

As assigned, ensure that videos produced are closed captioned.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate with staff in the installation, operation and maintenance of a variety of equipment, computers, and applications including microphones, recording and playback hardware and software, cameras, monitors, control units, editors, lighting and other equipment; demonstrate proper use and operation of equipment; evaluate and recommend major equipment and software purchases, repair and replacement; provide direct instructional assistance and support to the students under the direction of the faculty.

Duties and Responsibilities

Accompany students on field assignments and operate camera during news reporting; assist in other field productions as necessary; provide direct instructional assistance and support to the students under the direction of the faculty.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain accurate inventory of media equipment; schedule equipment use; record loaned and borrowed equipment; ensure proper condition upon return; maintain inventory records.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in purchasing equipment and supplies as assigned; research products; create requisitions; coordinate purchases with other divisions including purchasing, accounting, and warehouse; work with vendors in the acquisition of equipment, computer hardware and software.

Duties and Responsibilities

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; review publications, journals and literature to stay abreast of changing communication technologies and philosophies related to assigned area of responsibility.

Duties and Responsibilities

Interact with Board Members, the Chancellor, the College President, faculty members, support staff, outside agencies, and members of the community as appropriate to assignment; respond to questions and inquiries; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate the receiving and/or delivering of broadcast programs to and from other entities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain and update college media outlet schedules, websites, and other publications as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist faculty in the instructional program including creation of class schedules with room use and equipment requirements to be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

Documents Needed for Applying

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc

Supplemental Questions

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