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Television Producer/Director Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Develops, produces and directs various programs, promotional or documentary material for television on-air broadcast or educational video programs. Chooses angle of story to pursue and conducts necessary research. Coordinates activities of assigned staff during productions.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of two classifications. It is distinguished from the Television Producer/Director level in that incumbents use independent judgement in determining the content of programs and development of program concepts. Incumbents in this classification are required to work within deadlines inherent to the broadcast industry.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates activities of staff assigned to production.
  • Researches and develops story/program concepts for various areas such as public interest and educational use and 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.
  • Determines technical requirements such as set design, sound, lighting, staging and/or camera positions for shooting.
  • Edits story to ensure visual cohesiveness by assessing narrative and visual content; writes narrative based on visuals obtained.
  • Develops promotional approach for fundraising campaigns; plans, produces and directs promotional breaks in campaigns by securing guest speakers, writing scripts, scheduling breaks, conducting training workshops, scheduling pre-production time and scheduling and supervising production staff; compiles statistics on effectiveness of campaign and conducts promotional analysis.
  • 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 broadcast production techniques.
  • Knowledge of equipment utilized in production and editing.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting, Communications or related field AND four years experience in writing/producing/directing programs in studio and on location; OR, Eight years experience in writing/producing/directing programs in studio and on location; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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