Job Opening Title: Production Technician (80204) – WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 55688
Posted Date: 2023-08-02
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel
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Associate degree in a related area and three years of related work experience in a broadcast television environment. (Note: or vocational/technical training in a related area and three years of related work experience in a broadcast television environment.)
Ability to travel as required and work a set assigned schedule M-F year-round as well as be flexible as required – hours will vary depending on department needs and may include weekends & evenings work.
Demonstrated knowledge, and experience operating and setting up/breaking down related equipment and software used for field and studio production; including cameras, switchers, lights, microphones, non-linear editing equipment, audio equipment, computer-assisted graphics technologies/software, and related equipment, etc.
Ability to multi-task, troubleshoot and carry out assignments with limited supervision.
Must be able to prioritize, multi-task, troubleshoot, communicate effectively, adapt to change, work in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines.
Ability to work as part of a team in close proximity to others.
Ability to meet the physical demands of the position to include, but not be limited to sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending, reaching, dexterity, etc.
Ability to interact with co-workers and other departments in a professional manner.
A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver’s license or the ability to obtain prior to hire.
The Florida Channel – located in Tallahassee, FL – produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government. Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with a wide variety of documentary and public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians. The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet. https://thefloridachannel.org
Job Opening Responsibilities
Serves as part of TFC Interstitial Programming and Promotions Unit under the supervision of the TFC Supervisor of Interstitial Programming; travels to various locations around the state to conduct interviews, shoot B-roll, log, write, and edit stories related to TFC programming; responsibilities primarily include videography and editing duties for the unit as well as backup videographer for news production; willing to travel, works on deadline, under minimal supervision and with a team in the delivery of programming which serves the mission of TFC; Communicates extensively and proactively with supervisor, team and other TFC staff to understand needs and create the best possible product. Team member is responsible for communicating with Supervisor regularly about training needs, if any, coordinating with a respective trainer(s), and giving status updates on tasks.
Serves as robotics camera director: responsible for the operation of robotic cameras, switching appropriate shots for air, coordinating with MCR/feeds, and maintaining a professional on-air look during those productions; In addition, also serves in various daily production roles, each requiring proactivity and minimal supervision, such as but not limited to: show director, technical/switcher director, audio operator, floor director and teleprompter operator which are necessary to meet organizational needs. In-studio duties also include studio camera operation, set changeover, studio microphone use, studio lighting operations, and other equipment for various productions. Additional responsibilities include knowledge and operation of various equipment required to perform each task.
Serves as a backup Remote Events Crew member on dispatched shoots with duties including equipment setup, camera operation, and equipment breakdown as part of The Florida Channel’s efforts of television coverage of various state government meetings throughout Florida. Travel is part of the job. Administrative responsibilities and tasks include but are not limited to the timely submission of travel documentation, travel, and purchasing card receipts, personal work records, etc.