Production Technician

Department: 
Production
Closing Date: 
9/30/2020 11:59 PM Central
Job Description: 

All applicants must apply through this link:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/2807679/production-technician

Attachment of resumes and cover letters is highly encouraged. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is a non-merit position with the Iowa PBS.

The Iowa PBS is looking to fill a Production Technician to assist the state.

Our Mission
Iowa PBS educates, informs, enriches and inspires Iowans.

WHY Iowa PBS!
Iowa PBS is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. Approximately 100 full and part-time employees work at Iowa PBS serving our audiences with local programs, broadcast services, and education and outreach initiatives that contribute to our mission. Our organization is made strong by highly-qualified, diverse and talented staff members who are vital to Iowa PBS's future. Working at Iowa PBS will provide you the opportunity for robust career development. We consider the employees at Iowa PBS to be our most valuable resource.

Role Responsibilities

  • Perform video and audio recording and provide general technical support for field and studio television and web productions.
  • Operate all television lighting equipment owned by Iowa PBS and be able to hang, focus, power and program all lighting instruments at varying heights to properly illuminated productions.
  • Implement current lighting styles and ensure correct ratios and color correction for field recordings.
  • Correctly assemble, power and operate safely all Production electrical distribution equipment used by Iowa PBS.
  • Operate various camera platforms, media capture devices, lighting & power systems, camera control units, intercom systems, field audio systems, and support equipment in use by Iowa PBS.
  • May perform crew chief duties for large productions including delegating above duties.
  • Implement visual storytelling (Telling a story with images. Establishing the scene, then video/photographing the relevant images that tell the story) and journalistic principles of truthfulness, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality, fairness, and public accountability with work assignments.
  • Assist the producer/director in aesthetic and content decisions of field, studio, and remote productions.
  • Perform basic maintenance of all cameras, media capture devices, lighting instruments, teleprompter and support equipment.
  • Set up and monitor studios, scene shop and offices in accordance with OSHA safety standards and Iowa PBS guidelines.
  • Drive all Iowa PBS Production vehicles and help with basic maintenance of vehicles including checking fluids and keeping vehicle clean. Complete vehicle logs and maintenance reports.

Essential Functions

  • Maneuver, build, and operate studio and location camera and lighting equipment.
  • Operate various camera platforms, media capture devices, lighting and power systems, camera control units, intercom systems, field audio systems, and support equipment.
  • Maintain cameras, media capture devices, lighting instruments, teleprompter and support equipment.
  • Drive production vehicles to assigned locations.
  • Assist with maintenance of vehicles.

Special requirements (if applicable):
CDL Class B driver license required or ability to obtain within time-frame set by Iowa PBS.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in film, video, journalism, tele-communicative arts, or related field, and one year of full-time experience in the film/video/sound or television industry;
OR

graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in film, video, journalism, telecommunicative arts, or related field, may be substituted for the required education and experience;

OR

an equivalent combination of experience and education substituting one year of the required experience (30 semester hours or one year) for each year of the required education.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description.