University of Utah Job Description
Works closely with a Producer to assist in the production of a television program by contributing significantly to the content of a show, and suggesting topics and themes for inclusion in a show. Based on that contribution the Associate Producer should be able to produce that segment (or other segments) for inclusion in a larger show.
Bachelor's degree in Communication, Journalism, or a related field, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); two years experience with television studio, field and editing techniques and related equipment required; and familiarity with the regulations pertaining to television broadcasting required. A commitment to provide excellent customer service is also required.
Must have demonstrated skills in research, public relations, writing and the ability to work under deadlines and stressful conditions; a heavy emphasis is placed on writing, producing, sophisticated graphics abilities and editing.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
In coordination with the Producer, the Associate Producer may delegate tasks and set expectations to a Production Assistant. The Associate Producer may coordinate with the Producer or Production Supervisor regarding budgets and expenditures for the production.
Under the direction of the Producer, the Associate Producer may make decisions such as selecting persons to contact or interview, or material to review.
Major challenges and problems facing the Associate Producer include: working on multiple assignments at one time; working under production deadlines; and coordinating various elements of a production assigned by the producer. This includes arranging transportation, gathering research material, scheduling appointments, and arranging crew or equipment.
This position may work with more than one project or producer concurrently and is accountable to each producer assigned. The incumbent may be required to work unconventional hours such as nights and weekends. Extended travel to remote locations for interview, production or field work may also be required.
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