|Title: ||Videographer / Producer|
|Pay Grade: ||51|
|Pay Range |
Purpose of Classification:
|Produces and directs various programs, promotional or documentary material for television on-air broadcast or educational video programs. Determines the creative needs of the program, then videotapes and edits the program material.|
|This is the third in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from the Videographer, Senior in that incumbents are involved in program development and direction from program conception through program presentation.|
Example of Duties:
- Researches and develops story/program concepts for various areas such as public interest and educational use; determines angle of story or program to cover.
- Conducts required research such as personal interviews to obtain necessary information; plans story line and writes script.
- Schedules production, camera and editing time; preplans taping to ensure the necessary equipment and visuals are available.
- Videotapes program material for production using video camera equipment; makes technical and creative decisions regarding such elements as appropriate lighting, shooting angle, placement and type of microphones audio needs, locations, use of movement and interviews; serves as creative liaison to technical production staff.
- Acts as a Producer/Director/Videographer in the field.
- Exercises independent judgment in the assembling and editing of videotaped material for local and national broadcast to ensure visual cohesiveness by assessing narrative and visual context.
- Edits and assembles final audio/video program material; ensures consistency and relevancy to production; monitors technical quality of end product; determines adequate staffing needed for production; coordinates work activities of production crew during taping.
- Assembles and edits on-air promotional spots for programs scheduled for broadcast.
- Prepares and monitors production budget and performs post-production accounting functions.
- Maintains accurate records, logs and transcribes production activities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of broadcasting rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of broadcasting production techniques.
- Skill in visualizing and shooting concepts effectively.
- Skill in production and editing.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- Bachelor's degree in Radio/Television, Film, Fine Arts or related field AND four years experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR,
- Eight years experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.