This position is a vital team member of Indiana University-Radio/Television Services / WFIU Public Radio / WTIU Public TV, and the Production unit behind our award-winning productions.
The Senior Producer/Director & Managing Producer will work as a Senior Producer/Director 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 Senior Producer/Director & Managing Producer will directly supervise and manage select production unit Producers, Directors, Associate Producers, and student Interns.
The position reports to the Assistant General Manager, Content & Production.
AS SENIOR PRODUCER/DIRECTOR:
Develop, research, write, manage, produce, direct, and edit video, audio, or media projects for public broadcast, web, and other platforms, for any of WTIU/WFIU/IU-Radio & Television Services university and external clients, as assigned by the Assistant General Manager-Production & Content.
The Senior Producer/Director will primarily work in long and short form single camera projects (e.g. documentaries, series stories, corporate video, or social media content).. May also serve in various roles on multi-camera productions, e.g. as assistant director or director, and in other roles as needed/assigned.
Major tasks include the roles of:
- Content (video) Producer/Director
- Video Editor
- Long form programs Researcher
- Assistant Director (on multi-camera productions)
AS CONTENT (VIDEO) PRODUCER/DIRECTOR ON PROJECTS:
Research, design, pitch, budget, and script content production, especially video production; including producing/directing for field acquisition – primarily via single camera setups, and elements procurement, post- production editing, and delivery of all project deliverables on time and within budget. The Senior Producer/Director should demonstrate facility with basic web design and social media, and how to produce video content for multiple platforms.
AS VIDEO EDITOR:
Act as video Editor, using non-linear Editing platforms and industry normal platforms and tools, to assemble all elements (video footage, music, graphics, effects) to compose final video content to meet deliverable requirements.
AS LONG FORM PROGRAMS RESEARCHER:
Serve assigned long form projects and programs for extensive time periods (12-24 months) as Researcher, to uncover, organize, and assemble in-depth information on subject matter.
Serve projects as lead Writer, writing any of: scripts, copy, narration, print material, web material, promotional material, production supporter scripts, and any/all project related communications.
AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ON MULTI-CAMERA PRODUCTIONS):
Work with Director (multi-camera productions) and Producer, on studio or remote based multi-camera productions, as the Assistant Director, to aid in: elements organization, information sharing to all personnel on crew, keeping time of program to meet required broadcast length.
AS LOCAL CONTENT MANAGING PRODUCER:
Directly supervise the Production unit of Producers and Directors, including: staff Senior Producer/Directors, Producer/Directors, temp (part-time) employees, and outside freelance vendors.
Act as Assignment manager – assigning and managing Production unit projects (WTIU/WFIU/Digital/client) to self and team members.
Act as Managing Producer of local WTIU series; Journey Indiana, including direct supervision and management of the assigned series Producer.
Assist the AGM, Production unit - in the management of WTIU local long form content, including maintaining current file/info, planning and executing quarterly committee meetings, maintaining Grid of approved projects, and on-time/on-budget delivery of approved local long form programs.
- 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 (switcher, intercom, servers, VTRs, audio mixer, routers, lighting, etc. Most video, audio, and live web streaming standard equipment, in both ENG and multi-camera setups – including ENG kits, control room, NLE edit, fly pack kits, and studio configurations.
- Scheduling software (ScheduAll).
Knowledge, skills, 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.
- Bachelor's degree in broadcast media, journalism, liberal arts, music, or a related field.
- 2 years 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
- Highly thorough and dependable
- Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
- Knowledge of and/or ability to learn relevant editing and design software
- Clear demonstration of writing technique
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.
Career Level: Career
Job Function: Marketing & Communications
Job Family: Broadcasting & Production
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.
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