Video Production Assistant PT


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City Hall
109 3rd Ave S
United States of America



I.  Purpose of Job


Assists in the production of live and recorded programs for the City’s governmental cable channel, including public meetings, various City or City supported community and recreational events, originally produced programs and in-house City videos.


II. Essential Job Duties 


A.  Operates equipment  

  • Operates digital video cameras, lights, prompting equipment, audio mixers and microphones, character generator titling equipment, and robotic camera controller.
  • With assistance from Supervisor, helps to color balance all Board Room cameras, operates video switcher and audio mixer in the Control Room.
  • Assists in the preparation of new audio and video cables used in the course of productions and helps with cable placement in the Control Room to ensure technical quality.


B.  Equipment setup

  • Works with college interns and assists Supervisor in the set-up and breakdown of equipment, and program production.
  • Transports equipment and tools to work site.


III. Other Job Duties


Performs other job duties as assigned, including:

  • After a period of training, can be expected to direct simple productions and do simple editing on the non-linear Avid editing equipment.
  • On occasion, will transfer video programming to video server and also transfer programming for viewing on the Internet.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities to assist other employees in the department as required.


IV. Primary Job Challenges


Primary challenges of this position include operating equipment in all weather situations.


V.  Equipment Operated


Operates equipment used in video production as well as computer software and related equipment



VI. Key Competencies Required


  • Job Content Knowledge

Has thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the City and computer practices as they pertain to the position of Cable Television Production Assistant.  Has knowledge of television production and programming procedures, methods, techniques and equipment. Is knowledgeable of complex television and broadcasting systems equipment, including mobile equipment and A/B roll and non-linear desktop editing equipment in the completion of daily responsibilities. Has knowledge of FCC Rules and Regulations and federal copyright laws as they pertain to telecommunications/cable television/television programming activities. Is knowledgeable of computer graphic equipment and software, particularly Microsoft office and Windows. Is knowledgeable of standards and specifications affecting the implementation of the City's overall MIS networks. Has knowledge of systems and management analysis procedures.


  • Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


  • Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out multi-step instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems by choosing from several known choices with frequent reliance on how problems were dealt with before.


  • Teamwork:  Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.  Encourages others to express their ideas and opinions.  Provides input into identifying and solving problems.  Anticipates need of others for information about job tasks and work environment and provides it to them in a timely manner.  Willingly assists others with job tasks when appropriate. 


VII. Physical Demands and Work Environment


Physical Demands: Performance of the essential duties of this job requires the incumbent to:

  • Regularly stand.
  • Occasionally walk.
  • Regularly sit.
  • Regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Regularly reach with hands and arms.              
  • Regularly talk or hear.                                        
  • Regularly lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequently lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.


Work Environment:  Performance of the essential duties of this job requires:


  • Frequent exposure to outdoor weather conditions


The work environment is moderately noisy (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).

Minimum Requirements


VIII. Qualifications


Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through obtaining a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Required Certifications/Licenses                       

A Valid State Drivers License


Expecting starting pay: $16.44/hour - $17.19/hour