University of Utah Job Description
Creates television programs for broadcast on KUED-TV and other media uses. Chairs the Public Affairs Advisory Board, which is designed to coordinate ideas and recommend production strategies for locally produced public affairs programming.
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field; five years demonstrated experience in public, commercial or instructional television, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. The five years should include experience in the following: production experience in journalistic or public affairs based programming; studio, remote and field work; experience as a camera host, moderator or talent; public relations skills; and off line and on line editing experience. Must be able to work under stressful situations and have an understanding of journalistic, ethical and editorial convention.
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.
The incumbent is directly responsible for the content and quality of production assignments and is authorized to make decisions relating to content and execution. This position is responsible for the project budget and has authority to make binding contracts for services to be rendered to KUED. He/she makes hire and termination recommendations and may make program recommendations affecting station resources to the Programming and Production Manager.
This position is responsible for organizing and directing the work of the Public Affairs Advisory Board and may represent the station to the public and have the authority to convene post broadcast reviews of Public Affairs productions.
Some challenges the incumbent may encounter include determining the best approach to produce a concept that will convey the message intended; devising production budgets and monitoring expenses to ensure staff and resources are used efficiently; and as chair of the Public Affairs Advisory Board, playing a significant role in designing creative and strategic plans for KUED's public affairs productions. Also, the incumbent must become knowledgeable on production subjects in order to produce programs that communicate all points of view.
The incumbent oversees an operating budget, which may vary from a few hundred dollars to over $100,000 for a project. Every project budget will include a portion of personnel and equipment costs as well as cash out-of-pocket expenses. He/she indirectly supervises up to 15 employees, including the associate producers, production assistants, camera operators, editors, technicians, videographers and tape operators for specific projects.
This position requires some travel.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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