Broadcast Associate Level 2 , Video Producer (Provisional) - Video Production

New York, NY
Jun 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Under supervision, Broadcast Associates perform technical work in a broadcasting operation and/or production environment. Such duties include designing, installing, operating, maintaining and/or modifying all types of broadcast equipment and related software.

There are three Assignment Levels for Broadcast Associate (Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3). All personnel perform related work.

Assignment Level 1: Under direct supervision, performs technical and operational tasks of ordinary difficulty related to the dissemination, duplication and broadcasting of video and audio signals. May perform work with either existing or emerging media technology as needed to operate station. Takes direction/instruction from the director and producer. Interact effectively with other members of the broadcast operation including actors and interviewees.

Assignment Level 2: Under general to limited supervision, performs complex technical work requiring considerable knowledge of studio and production operations. Functions as part of the production team as a video or audio technician and/or lighting grip. Works in remote field production locations, establishing field production systems and operating units.

Assignment Level 3: Under limited supervision, performs the most complex technical work associated with broadcast operations. Manages designs and implements all aspects of work performed by Level 1 and Level 2 Broadcast Associates. Directs technical staff. May function as general shift manager or as manager of a specific technical area.

This job is in CUNY's Classified Civil Service. The full specification is available on our web site at


Broadcast Associate




Reporting to the Associate Director of Multimedia Services and Outreach in addition to general duties the incumbent will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Work with marketing team to conceptualize and create high-end video content for a variety of platforms.
  • Create and develop multimedia content for campus stories, external promotional social videos, marketing videos, recruiting videos, and other enterprise-wide projects.
  • Contribute to pre-production through creative concepting, scriptwriting, and storyboarding
  • Demonstrate extensive experience with Adobe Premiere and other editing software.
  • Work independently, as well as part of a team to establish project deliverables.
  • Collaborate closely with internal clients and stakeholders to help facilitate the creation of multimedia content.
  • Plan video shoots; scout, select and reserve shoot locations.
  • Develop production schedules.
  • Direct livestream broadcasts including lectures, conferences and campus events.
  • Record and edit video and sound projects, including selecting program format for final output, capturing/importing media, organizing raw media, editing footage and sound files, creating and inserting static and motion graphics, titling, adding music/voice-over/s, media management and archiving project media.
  • Manage video library.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of related web pages and content platforms, including but not limited to YouTube.
  • Light, shoot, and direct video content using professional camera systems including DSLRs.
  • Record, sweeten, and edit audio content.
  • Ideate both long-form special projects and quick-turn video content.
  • Ingest, organize, edit and color correct footage to create compelling video content.
  • Direct multi-camera and single camera production in studio and in field.
  • Independently operate and maintain studio equipment including studio cameras, lights, recording and switching systems.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelor's and master's degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theater, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot court, and a variety of virtual learning settings.

Note: Please be advised that this title is temporary pending classification review by the University Civil Service Classification Director.


Assignment Level-1

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of full-time satisfactory related experience,


  • An Associate Degree and/or 60 college credits from an accredited college in a related field and one year of full-time equivalent experience in a television broadcast environment,


  • A BA degree from an accredited college with a baccalaureate major in a related field.

Assignment Level-2

  • Qualification requirements for Level 1 plus the following:

Two additional years of directly related full-time equivalent experience,


  • A Master's-level degree (such as MFA or MS) from an accredited college in a related field and one year of directly related full-time equivalent experience.

Assignment Level-3

  • Qualification requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 plus the following:

Three additional years of directly related full-time equivalent experience.

All Level

  • Some positions may require a current, valid New York State motor vehicle license.


BA degree from an accredited college with a baccalaureate major in a related field, plus

two additional years of directly related full-time equivalent experience


Master's-level degree (such as MFA or MS) from an accredited college in a related field, plus one or more additional years of directly related full-time equivalent experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Professional experience in television, film, or new media
  • Highly creative and well versed with video publishing on social networking sites
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite as well as basic After Effects skills
  • Ability to evaluate analytics and offer recommendations for distributing content online

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Operate video, audio, and multimedia production equipment.
  • Provide technical support for studio and field production and postproduction
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with personnel, students and on-camera personalities.
  • Lead and train staff and/or students.

Other qualifications:

  • A high level of stress tolerance (e.g., deadlines, multiple priorities, technical demands).
  • Orientation toward providing service.
  • A high level of self-motivation and attention to detail.
  • Comfort with working as members of a team and being accountable to team.
  • Within the scope of negotiated contracts, the ability to work flexible hours, including overnight, early mornings, weekends and/or holidays.


Level 2:

New hire: $50,558

Incumbent: $57,132

This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months for employment only.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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July 8, 2017

Review of the resumes will begin on June 23, 2017


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: John Jay College

Job Title: Broadcast Associate Level 2 , Video Producer (Provisional) - Video Production

Job ID: 16914

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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