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Media Production SpecialistCITY OF IOWA CITY – Job Description Job Class #14-8 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Media Production Specialist – Cable Television Department: City Manager’s Office Division: Cable Television Supervisor: Media Production Services Coordinator Job Summary Under general direction, serves as a video field producer and/or host of audio/visual production projects and performs other media functions and general duties. Operates a variety of specialized electronic and video equipment. Creates short-format video content for the City’s website, social media and City Channel 4. Assists the Communications Office with social media content management and scheduling of public information. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Collaborates with City departments, divisions, boards, commissions and community organizations to produce and distribute video programming to inform the public regarding City and community entities and their activities. Performs as facilitator and producer of video programming for City Channel 4, internet distribution and/or internal City communications. Hosts and creates various City multimedia projects, including podcasts, Facebook Live events and other marketing projects in collaboration with the Communications Office, as well as hosting City Channel 4 original programming. Performs as host of City Channel originated live and pre-recorded video programming, represents the City in external video communications. Researches video program topics and conducts interviews with the public and City personnel. Coordinates and assists in video production, including production planning, videography, lighting, set design, script writing and equipment setup and teardown. Prepares and distributes promotional materials and press releases, PSAs, etc., about projects and programs on City Channel. Manages the integration of social media as a promotional and/or distribution strategy and aids in the development and use of new technologies, ideas and formats for digital based programming. Ass ists with preparation of award and grant applications. Assists supervisor with equipment and production estimates for budget preparation. Job Class #14-18 Cable Television Page 2 Updated 12/20/2019 Manages, trains, and oversees the work activities of hourly employees, work-study, intern and volunteer employees for production projects and serves as team leader for on-location and studio- based video production and post-production activities, assists supervisor with staff training as needed. Participates in periodic assessment of City Channel 4 and Communications programming and helps the Division to implement strategies. Provides staff assistance to City departments and divisions as required. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment may at times be very loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification One year of college coursework in videography or related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required or one year experience in video production and editing or in a related field required. Experience working with the public or with diverse groups of people required. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body in a program related to video communications and three years of experience in video production or in a related field preferred. Job Class #14-18 Cable Television Page 3 Updated 12/20/2019 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of basic videography, scripting, editing, audio, and lighting techniques. Skills in making minor electrical and mechanical repairs. Skills in operating a variety of specialized electronic and video equipment. Ability to read and understand written technical materials in order to perform production activities. Ability to write directions and provide oral instructions. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and measurements. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.