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Videographer Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Videotapes and edits program material for the university television station and other university departments. Collaborates with Producer on visual requirements of the production. Assignments are less structured without specific outlines. Incumbents in this classification are required to maintain a flexible work schedule in order to accommodate evening and weekend shifts and travel to on-site locations for taping.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from the Videographer in that incumbents are allowed more latitude and independence in creativity and handle the more difficult assignments requiring special lighting, numerous locations, special audio needs or interviewing subjects and/or coordinates work of Videographers.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates and/or trains other videographers.
  • 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 microphone audio needs, locations, use of movement and interviews; serves as creative liaison to technical production staff.
  • Edits and assembles final visual/audio 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.
  • Collaborates with a producer/director regarding preconceived ideas and physical realities of production setting and participates in program's visual development in conjunction with a producer.
  • Tests all equipment to determine technical quality of recording, audio and lighting apparatus prior to operation in the field.
  • Oversees the security, operation and maintenance of equipment utilized in shooting and editing.
  • Tests new equipment for purchase consideration; recommends purchase of supplies and equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of television broadcasting rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of field production techniques and standards.
  • Skill in visualizing and shooting concepts effectively.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Radio/TV, Film, Fine Arts or a related area AND three years experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR, Seven years experience operating video cameras and editing equipment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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