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1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Producer/Director, Broadcast Media

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3933

UW Job Family: 3D

SOC Code: 27-2012

Pay Grade: 21

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Develops, plans, writes, produces, directs and edits television and/or video productions including multi-camera productions and single-camera shoots; performs lead role for projects requiring support staff; assists supervisor with operational functions of Department.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in a field related to Film/Television Production-Broadcasting


2 years related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Television and/or video pre-production, production, and post-production methods, practices and procedures.
  • Federal Communications Commission regulations.
  • Creative writing and production development methods.
  • Editing techniques.
  • Video teleconferencing systems.
  • Multi and single camera production, and related television equipment techniques and operation.
  • Supervision concepts, methods and practices.
  • University, state, and federal rules and regulations applicable to area.
  • Public relations.
  • Budget development and management.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Planning, writing, producing, directing and editing television productions.
  • Develop production budgets and monitor.
  • Meet project deadlines.
  • Supervise and train assigned staff.
  • Operate and/or set up remote and studio cameras, microphones, lighting equipment, audio board, switcher, and editor.
  • May serve as crew member for productions.
  • Operate video teleconferencing equipment.
  • Determine maintenance and repair, inventory and equipment needs.
  • Have hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to effectively operate associated television and video equipment.
  • Move up to 50 pounds regularly and 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Adjust focus, identify and distinguish between colors, and judge distance and spatial relationships.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and written.
  • Project management skills including scheduling assignments.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Produce, direct, and edit television or video program productions for various clients within the University, government and business community.

Supervise small and large production crews.

Develop, plan, and write television and/or video program productions with faculty, staff, departments, and clients in government and commercial businesses; research topics; determine production techniques; prepare project budgets; plan and coordinate technical functions.

Provide project management for production crews; assist in coordinating production; train and direct crew.

Operate television/video production and post-production equipment and train other staff on proper and safe use of equipment.

Perform liaison duties with electronic media organizations such as network television entities, broadcast stations, production companies, and university production units performing contract work.

Notify engineering department and Supervisor of the status quo, maintenance and repair needs, inventory and equipment needs of productions, and distribution facilities.

Supplemental Functions:

Assist Supervisor in development of new programming and production contracts.

Assist with special projects as needed.

Promote Department's video services and the use of video on campus; consult with clients and potential clients on Department services.

Working Conditions:

Studio, editing and distribution environments. Regular travel to production sites; exposed to adverse weather conditions, electrical hazards and confined spaces.

Distinguishing Features:

Assistant Producer/Director, Broadcast Media provides assistance with planning, producing, writing, directing and editing university television productions for various clients such as university departments, government agencies and private business. May have full responsibility for less complex productions including supervision of production crews. May be required to perform on camera.

Producer/Director, Broadcast Media plans, writes, produces, directs and edits university television and/or video productions for various clients such as university departments, government agencies and private business. Provides senior-level leadership. Typically has full responsibility for more complicated productions including supervision of production crews and setting of budgets. May be assigned less complex productions or productions dealing with sensitive subject matter. Responsible for training members of production crews on the use of equipment. May research new and changing technology and provide input on purchasing equipment.

Manager, TV/Radio Program Operations plans, coordinates and directs all phases of programming and operations for an assigned unit. Administers the production, distribution, budget and billing operations for designated programs. Supervises writing, producing, directing, editing and post-production activities, may be required to perform these duties. Analyzes and makes recommendations for effective program schedules. Serves as Executive Producer for UWTV productions.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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