Job Title: Production Technician (80167) – WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Job ID: 50448
Posted Date: 2021-11-15
Close Date: Open until filled
Job Family: MEDIA
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Department

WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

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.

Responsibilities

Serves as part of TFC Interstitial Programming and Promotions Unit under the supervision of the TFC Content and Scheduling Manager; travels to various locations around the state to conduct interviews, shoot broll, log, write, and edit stories related to TFC programming; responsible for utilizing various programs and software such as but not limited to: After Affects, Motion, Photoshop, iNews and Chyron and be able to understand how those programs interact with the Avid Editing Suite; willing to travel, research topics and schedule interviews; works on deadline, under limited 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 respective trainer(s) and giving status updates on tasks.

Serves as robotics camera director: responsible for 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 limited 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 back-up 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 timely submission of travel documentation, travel and purchasing card receipts, personal work records, etc.

Serves as back up to the Graphics Unit for news programming and TFC content; duties include but are not limited to: creating, loading and reviewing graphics for on-air production, serving as graphics operator in PCR during production, providing assistance to the graphics team during special events such as Elections, State of State, Inauguration and Hurricane Season. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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, experience operating and setting up/breaking down related equipment and software used for field and studio production; to include cameras, switchers, lights, microphones, non-linear editing equipment, audio equipment, computer assisted graphics technologies/software, and related equipment etc.

Ability to multitask, troubleshoot and carry out assignments with limited supervision.

Must be able to prioritize, multitask, 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 upon hire.

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