Media Production Specialist (one or more position)

Job description

Irvine Valley College


Media Production Specialist

Initial Screening Date:     05/18/2018


Pay Range: 136, Step 1 is $5,712.00 per month


Classification Benefits:    

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).




Under general supervision from supervisory and/or management staff, is responsible for a wide variety of technical activities involved in the production, broadcast and streaming of programs; coordinates and participates in pre-production, production, and post-production activities; works collaboratively with faculty, students, and outside community organizations providing expertise in studio and field productions; programs the college’s media outlets as assigned; writes, produces, and directs programming for a variety of formats; creates digital images for inclusion in the college’s bulletin board service on the cable channel; interfaces with Board Members, the Chancellor, College President, faculty members, support staff, outside agencies, and members of the community as appropriate to assignment; installs, maintains and operates all related equipment; researches innovations in technology and advises on equipment needs to remain current; meets with the faculty and staff to clarify needs and determine technical equipment, support personnel as related to assignment, and applicable timetables; assists and coordinates with faculty, staff and students as related to all productions, activities, and events in a classroom or studio setting; provides direct instructional assistance and support to faculty in a classroom setting and supervises students under the direction of the faculty; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.



Distinguishing Characteristics:    

This is a technical expert level that demonstrates a high level of initiative and expertise in studio and field productions. Employees in this class work independently and/or collaboratively with faculty, students, and outside organizations to produce, write, and direct media programming as assigned. As a technical expert, employees assist faculty in developing programs for classroom use with current delivery methods. Employees may serve as a lead worker on assigned projects, are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility. Individuals may have specific assignments within the broad field of media production but are expected to acquire knowledge over time to assist others within this classification in order to meet changing workload demands.


Knowledge of:    

• Communications and media technologies, including the various systems and procedures related to television and radio broadcasting and streaming. 

• Professional media and communications standards.

• Principles and practices of electronic journalism production. 

• Principles and practices of broadcasting, streaming, and media production and programming. 

• Methods, techniques, and equipment used in the production of television and radio programming. 

• Principles of directing live audio and video productions. 

• Principles of the creation and manipulation of two and three dimensional images. 

• Operational characteristics of audio and video equipment used in the area of assignment.

• Computers and specialized media software applications and related concepts. 

• Principles and practices used in troubleshooting various hardware and software application problems.

• Methods and techniques of providing training to faculty and staff on software applications. 

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. 

• Principles and practices of training and providing work direction to students and assigned staff. 

• Budget preparation and monitoring. 

• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.


Ability to:    

• Research, write, produce and direct a variety of radio and television programs. 

• Organize and coordinate broadcasting and streaming activities and ensure optimum use of equipment and facilities. 

• Operate a variety of equipment and computer hardware and software involved in media programming, production, and distribution. 

• Edit programming using digital editing software. 

• Create and manipulate two and three dimensional images. 

• Create high quality DVDs including the use of chapters. 

• Train and provide work direction to other staff and students. 

• Assign and review the work of assigned production and technical staff and students.

• Analyze, troubleshoot and apply problem solving skills to technical problems. 

• Respond to critical broadcast problems after normal working hours. 

• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

• Remain current with changing practices and technology used in media production.

• Prepare and administer budgets. 

• Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students. 

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines:    

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in communications, broadcasting or a related field.



Three years of increasingly responsible audio and video program development and equipment operation experience that involves the use of current technology.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER




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Job No:
Posted: 5/8/2018
Application Due: 5/18/2018
Work Type:
Salary: 136, Step 1 is $5,712.00 per month