Valley PBS is looking for applicants for the position of Multimedia Production Specialist.
The Multimedia Production Specialist will work as part of a team to produce educational video and multimedia content for the station.
Valley PBS is looking for applicants for the position of Multimedia Production Specialist.
The Multimedia Production Specialist will work as part of a team to produce educational video and multimedia content for the station. The job will routinely include shooting, editing, compressing, and posting video for both over the air broadcast and the web. The ideal candidate will be capable of managing the production process from start to finish: organizing all the resources needed for a video shoot, scheduling studio time, working directly with the media team, station staff, instructional designers and outside consultants, and ensuring that the finished media works properly and is available to the appropriate audience. The Multimedia Production Specialist will also be responsible for creating graphics, motion graphics, and basic animation when appropriate to convey the material effectively.
Video projects will include promotional and marketing videos, donor and corporate profiles, corporate documentary-style pieces, and instructional content for use in classes or as stand-alone material for online-only classes and programs.
In addition to the technical skills required, the ideal candidate will also be able to adapt to changes in schedule or resources, be open to collaborative suggestions or changes, and have a passion for good storytelling regardless of subject matter. Valley PBS will be producing large volumes of educational media in the years to come and the Multimedia Production Specialist will have a profound impact on the look and quality of that content.
• Film instructional content in onsite studio
• Assist with use of technology, including teleprompter, light-board, studio lighting, and lavaliere microphones
• Guarantee high-quality audio and images
• Transfer and log all footage for editing and archiving
• Film off site videos, including interviews and donor and corporate business profiles;
• Capture b-roll of local community viewpoints, art and station events as well as offsite b- roll appropriate to interview topics
Editing / Graphics Creation (60%)
• Edit and compose instructional and promotional content for the station and assigned customer;
• Create graphics and animation to highlight difficult or confusing instructional content;
• Manage media library, both locally and online
• Create graphics that aid in communicating the story.
Project Management / Ideation (20%)
• Candidate will often be in charge of an entire project, including collaboration with media team and station staff, designing look and pacing of material, and justifying those choices based on overall client or staff goals for the program
• Help production team and administration to personalize each project to meet varied and nuanced needs of individual programs and subjects
• Control deadlines with collaboration between all members of the media team and staff to guarantee on time delivery of material.
• Utilize field and studio cameras, audio and lighting equipment, video switchers and other available resources to capture and/or create high quality and engaging local content, including multi-camera productions, documentaries, promotions, PSAs and other material for broadcast and web platforms
• Oversee live and live-to-tape multi-camera productions in the studio
• Manage studio productions and studio equipment, including set-up and strike
• Coordinate pre-production aspects of studio productions, including lighting, camera positions, scripts/rundowns, special effects, graphics, packages, etc., as well as production values, to ensure a high-quality production
• Direct live television productions from control room, working with other staff members and/or outside contractors to coordinate graphics, packages, audio and studio cameras into a high-quality production
• Maintain and repair or replace studio equipment in coordination with studio production schedule
• Provide feedback and ideas to improve the quality of the content produced
• Build a pool of freelance and volunteer crew members and coordinate their training and work scheduling
• Shoot and edit video, create motion and still graphics for productions as needed
• Plan and perform post-production tasks, including reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, tape logging, rough cuts, audio sweetening, color grading, and non-linear editing using Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere software suites
• Utilize post-production tools such as Photoshop, After Effects, Motion, and similar software to achieve production goals
• Transport, set up, and strike production equipment, stages, and props as required
• Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance of production equipment
• Assist in increasing station revenue through production services
• Various duties as assigned
• Demonstrate competency in video production including single and multi-camera operations (live and pre-recorded), lighting, audio, and post-production editing
• Strong attention to detail, and desire to produce the best content efficiently and effectively
• Manage time and resources according to each production’s requirements and to meet specified deadlines
• Understand viewer needs, interests, and motivations
• Cooperative, professional and diplomatic attitude with staff, partners, supporters, volunteers, vendors, and the public
• Assist in the execution of station brand strategy
• Prepare necessary reports and/or maintains log of production activities;
• Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement and professional skill development
• Consistent, reliable attendance and punctuality
• Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule, including occasional long hours
• Participate in station events after normal business hours, when requested
The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of working requirements. Individuals may perform duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences, as relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.
About Valley PBS:
Valley PBS is a non-commercial, educational, community licensee, and the sole service provider of free over-the-air PBS programming to California’s Central San Joaquin Valley from Merced to Bakersfield, serving a population of roughly 2.5 million.
Valley PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Please include:
• Cover letter describing why you feel you are best suited for this position and your long-
term career plans.
• Demo Reel (please include both video and motion graphics if you have them and indicate what role you played in the production of each segment)
• A fully completed Valley PBS application form, which can be found at Valley
• To fulfill FCC requirements, name the recruitment source where you learned about this position.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Video, or Motion Graphics (BFA or MFA preferred) OR verifiable equivalent experience and training. And/or a minimum AA degree or equivalent training in relevant discipline, plus three years of relevant experience.
• Experience shooting and lighting video (studio, green-screen, and field recording)
• Thorough understanding and experience with Final Cut Pro (preferably 7 and X), Motion, and Photoshop
• Basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Captivate, and Articulate Storyline
• Keen understanding of Production Cycle, Scripting, and Storyboarding
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively, under tight deadlines, and on multiple projects simultaneously
• Understanding of the latest trends in video, including social media, micro-time videos such as Tic-Toc, Instagram, viral marketing, etc.
• Multi-camera directing experience. Passionate about production and improving the quality of work product
• Ability to prioritize effectively across multiple projects
• Creative with ability to work at a fast pace, calmly and effectively under deadline pressure and changing priorities
• Ability to contribute creative ideas for content, interstitials and other on-air/online elements
• Enthusiasm for developing and creating compelling video stories
• Up-to-date expertise in production techniques and technologies
• Knowledge of FCC, CPB, PBS regulatory requirements a plus
• Knowledge of relevant safety regulations and procedures
• Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills
• Knowledge of studio and post-production equipment and software
• A valid California Driver’s License is required
• Must be able to repeatedly reach, bend, and stoop; occasionally climb and work at heights up to 25 feet; frequently carry up to 25 pounds; and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, among other physical activities.