Television Production Manager

  • 101501

SUMMARY: Under limited direction, coordinates all operating facets of the City’s Government television station, and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Coordinates TV program schedules.
  2. Reviews production requests forms from user departments for timeliness and conformance with set standards; reviews all program scripts for quality, accuracy, and appropriateness prior to filming.
  3. Manages and supervises all aspects of station programming (e.g., troubleshooting, videotaping, editing, shooting, writing, etc.).
  4. Serves as liaison with the FCC and other regulatory agencies.
  5. Compiles programming statistics and prepares reports.
  6. Supervises personnel. Writes and conducts performance evaluations.
  7. Meets with all levels of City employees and outside agencies to advise on the City’s television production requests.
  8. Coordinates and conducts pre-production meetings to plan cable ready video programs.
  9. Coordinates all aspects of video production, including project assignments, pre-planning, scripting, producing, directing, post-production and field production.
  10. Participates in and/or oversees all phases of pre-post, and field production activities including script writing, scouting locations, interviewing, set-up and striking.
  11. Operates and/or oversees operation of video equipment such as cameras, switchers, audio mixers, videotape recorders/players, editors, character generators, and automated playback equipment.
  12. Oversees, arranges for and/or performs maintenance installation, design and fabrication of video systems as necessary.
  • Knowledge of local access broadcasting.
  • Knowledge of studio and field production techniques.
  • Knowledge of all laws and regulations relating to broadcasting.
  • Knowledge of television equipment, television production, and television broadcasting techniques.
  • Knowledge of journalism and communications, including Internet print, radio, and television broadcasting policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of City and City’s demographics and resources.
  • Skill in non-linear editing, graphics, and related software programs.
  • Skill in graphic design, publishing, and drawing programs.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate video productions from inception to completion
  • Ability to effectively promote the City though written materials and on camera interviews.
  • Ability to conduct research and communicate with public and City employees.
  • Ability to operate video production equipment at a professional level.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate video productions from inception to completion.
  • Ability to coordinate a variety of activities simultaneously.
  • Ability to supervise and direct staff.
  • Ability to work overtime and attend after hour events.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions, and rarely is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet while in the office, and moderately noisy when in the field during public activity. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk, hear and use hands to manipulate, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Mass Communication (television broadcasting or journalism) and four (4) years experience in television production, including two (2) years of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in broadcast and editing preferred. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision date: December 2006
Overtime: No
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