SUMMARY Under limited supervision is responsible for the technical work in video production and editing of the City’s Government Cable Access Channel. Responsible for operating equipment used in the production and transmission of television programs and editing the programs for use on the government access cable television, and the production and direction of both field and studio assignments; may perform other related duties as required.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined by 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 RESPONSIBLITIES: (Which are not in hierarchical order)
- Operates a variety of television broadcast equipment including recorders, editor-recorders, monitors, modulators, character generators, effect generators, edit controllers, and video/television cameras.
- Selects equipment to be used as needs or assignment dictates.
- Edits videotape productions for television program playback.
- Identifies equipment failures and the causes of malfunctions.
- Performs routine minor maintenance on equipment.
- Advises originators of community access programs on the capabilities, utilization and limitations of video equipment.
- Knowledge of the methods, practices, equipment, and techniques of professional grade video production.
- Knowledge of both studio and field production and broadcast techniques and principles.
- Knowledge of basic video equipment maintenance and repair.
- Ability to diagnose and solve typical problems.
- Ability to perform minor repairs to equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to produce and direct single-camera field production.
- Ability to produce and direct multi-camera field production.
- Ability to produce and direct studio productions.
- Ability to produce 3-D animation for program length features, ID’s and promos.
- Ability to operate PC software.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves detailed concentration for long periods of time in a modified office environment. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED and two (2) years of technical or vocational school training in television broadcast equipment and production, and one (1) year of experience in video production or computer animation, depending upon the area of assignment, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Prior broadcast experience is desired. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last Revision date: October 2001