Producer, Broadcast and Digital Media

Sep 26, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Producer, Broadcast and Digital Media

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Job Purpose:
Stanford Video ( serves the campus and community and offers a full range of production options - from high definition broadcast to classroom podcasts; on a full range of formats - from videotape to streaming media.

Under direction of the Executive Producer, the Producer will lead, develop and execute digital media production assignments requiring advanced level skills from original concept through final delivery. This includes creating bids, developing the format, supervising the production crew and post-production, and delivering the program in all required formats.

Job Duties:
  • Work with clients to determine appropriate medium, creates concepts, plans production, and produces media to include logistics, video shooting, music and sound effect selection, computer graphics, animation, digital effect creation, final editing and distribution.
  • Produce and direct multi-camera programs. Supervise field crews and manage technical aspects including rehearsals, set design, camera blocking, lighting, graphics and overall approach for productions.
  • Edit assemblies and rough cuts, as needed.
  • Administration: close projects for billings, help develop strategies, workflows and rate cards for clients, identify vendors and competitive pricing for products and services, make recommendations for purchases and repairs of and diagnose and resolve problems with equipment, maintain positive client relationships and continue to encourage, receive and compile client feedback.
  • Schedule and oversee single camera productions.
  • Develop and market services to internal and external clients.
  • Act as liaison with vendors ensuring scheduling, costs and requirements are met.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Broad knowledge of all aspects of broadcast quality television, including field and studio camera operation, lighting, editing, audio recording and mixing, computer graphics, and special effects.
  • Knowledge of all production formats.
  • Editing experience, on either Premiere, FCP, or Avid, is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and with clients of varying production background and knowledge, assisting in interpreting and solving production problems, while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Must possess a positive, service-oriented attitude with a focus on meeting client and departmental objectives; demonstrated commitment and initiative to providing timely, reliable, cost-effective service to clients.
  • Ability to manage a variety of simultaneous projects within tight deadlines while assisting in maintaining program quality and client integrity on each project; excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and accommodate unusual and demanding hours in order to meet critical deadlines.
  • Demonstrated support for goals of organization with a commitment to providing Stanford quality work on all assignments.
  • Demonstrated sense of professionalism and ethical behavior in all related activities.
  • Experience in using PC/Mac computers in support of pre- through post-production, project tracking, and client billing.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically on occasion.
  • Experience in comparable organizational/educational setting desired.
Please note this is a one-year, benefits-eligible fixed-term position.

Additional Information:
Stanford Video is a unit within the Office of University Communications. University Communications provides support and campus leadership in planning, coordinating and implementing strategic communication programs that support Stanford University and its missions. University Communications is responsible for brand positioning and strategy; issues and reputation management; crisis communications; oversight of digital content and top level web and social media platforms; media relations and news services; presidential and provostial communications with the public, media and other constituencies (including all speeches); internal communication to faculty and staff; parent communications programs, major publications; and encompasses a campus video production studio and video production group. University Communications coordinates with communications professionals across the university on communications issues and projects, provides leadership to the Communications Working Group and advises on communications policy with senior executive staff.

Certifications and Licenses: None

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks
  • Frequently stand/walk, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and reach/work above shoulders.
  • Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat.
  • Visual acuity including color vision.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the university will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • Occasionally work on weekends, evenings, holidays, and flexible shifts.
  • May have exposure to high voltage electricity, noise > 80dB TWA, confined spaces, and working at heights above 10 feet. WORK STANDARDS:

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable university policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the university's Administrative Guide,

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.'

    Job: Communications

    Location: Office of Public Affairs
    Schedule: Full-time
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    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.