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TV Production Technician Duties

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This is technical work in an educational television studio that includes creative work in producing and filming television programs.
Work involves coordination of broadcast activity, operation of television cameras, and supervision of studio crew workers in the construction, arrangement, and maintenance of studio scenery, props, and technical equipment. Work also includes responsibility for proper lighting of the set. Supervision is received from an administrative superior through planning, discussion, and reviews of program rehearsals and broadcasts. In some positions in this class, supervision is exercised over studio crew workers and other employees.


Consults with superiors, crew members, and performers prior to broadcast regarding program plan, schedule, set arrangements, studio lighting, and camera placement; checks slides, film, tapes, visuals, and cameras prior to broadcast.

Operates television cameras during rehearsal, taping or broadcast of television productions.

Coordinates broadcast activity from control room by directing when slides, film, videotape, audiotape, and other program elements are broadcast.

Supervises studio crew workers and participates in the placement of cameras, lights, scenery and props, flipstands, and monitors; supervises maintenance of studio equipment.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school supplemented by training in television production and experience as a broadcast studio crew worker or camera person; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of operating techniques used in television program production.

Considerable knowledge of the operation of equipment used in the production of television programs, including television, motion picture, and still cameras.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of studio crew workers.

Ability to work effectively under pressure.

Skill in the use of photographic equipment.



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