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Job ID#::                         297083

Position Title:                  Producer/Director  (JFR: Multimedia Producer)

Department Name:         Indiana University  - Radio & Television Services (RTVS)


A. Primary Role:

This position is an important team member of Indiana University-Radio/Television Services / WFIU Public Radio / WTIU Public TV, and the Production unit behind our award-winning productions.

The Producer/Director will work on both public media projects (for web, radio, television : long form, short form, social, series) and University projects (for web: corporate video, events support, long form, short form, social media).

The Producer/Director will directly supervise and manage 1-2 select student interns, and indirectly – select production employee colleagues within production work orders.  The position reports to the Senior Producer/Director & Managing Producer, Educational & Production Services unit.

Develop, research, manage, produce, direct, write, and edit video, audio, or media projects for broadcast or web for any of WTIU / WFIU, and IU-Radio/Television Services (RTVS) work-for-hire clients, as assigned by the RTVS Managing Producer.

Major tasks include the roles of Video Producer/Director/Editor and Video Editor (only) on various projects.


Research, design, write, and script video production, including producing/directing for field acquisition – primarily via single camera, and elements procurement, post production editing, and delivery of all project deliverables.


Analyze and effect video post-production editing, including digitizing and organizing all elements, editing using non-linear edit system, outputting and delivery to producer or client requirements.

General Responsibilities:

Creates a variety of content for multiple media platforms, including radio, television, podcast, and online productions, that aligns with stations and unit goals - and meets production standards and deadlines.

Oversees the entire content production cycle: studies topics of content focus, selects relevant literature and performers, conducts interviews, writes scripts, and produces segments.

Consults with staff on content development and multi-platform production and delivery.

Monitors and reports on digital industry trends to advance audience-building strategies.

May manage social media content and activity; may offer guidance to temporary staff.

B. Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Execute assigned video productions. Produce, direct, write, and/or edit video projects, including leading assigned projects from inception to final delivery.

Supervise all phases of video production, including field acquisition, narration/sound record, editing, writing, graphics and animation production, disc or file authoring - to meet stated objectives.

Oversee quality control of all materials related to project.

Plan and oversee activities of all production team members on projects, including professional staff, hourly production employees, interns, and assistants.

Research, design, write, and develop the content for assigned video programs and/or digital media (web) projects.

Create outlines, scripts, and/or other required documentation on assigned video projects.

Assist work-for-hire clients in analyzing video projects, to determine project scope, needs, goals, costs, and details of the production process.

Assist in executing project Scope of Work and Cost Estimates, adhering to RTVS/E&PS internal processes and protocols.


Equipment utilized:

  • Computer & business office software programs .
  • Non-linear video editing systems (Adobe Premiere) and software/tools.
  • Web Content Management System(s) (ie. Cascade, Grove).
  • Video ENG cameras and ENG field equipment (audio, lighting, teleprompter, cameras)
  • Broadcast level video production setups (Most video, audio, and live web streaming standard equipment, in both ENG and multi-camera setups – including ENG kits, lighting, NLE edit).
  • Scheduling software (ScheduAll).


Knowledge and abilities:

  • Strong story-telling ability.
  • Ability to manage projects and digital workflow in an ENG field and post production environment.
  • Ability to communicate (written and verbal), especially regarding both production and technical matters, with staff and outside clients.
  • Ability to work both independently and closely with producers/videographers/talent/website designers, and production personnel, all within a strict deadline driven, robust video production atmosphere.
  • Facility with basic web design and how to produce video content on multiple platforms.  Skills should include use of web pages to build public support for a project, raise funds, and offer additional information resources to interested readers, viewers, and listeners. 
  • Experience with national production or published work.
  • Versatility in a range of production styles and techniques.


C. Qualifications



  • Bachelor's degree in broadcast media, journalism, liberal arts, music, or a related field




  • Some experience in a related field.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.



  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty


Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana


Job Classification

Career Level: Core

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Marketing & Communications

Job Family: Broadcasting & Production

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.).  If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time. 

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Friday, October 29, 2021
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