Production Technician (80204) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
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Jul 17, 2033

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Job Title: Production Technician (80204) - WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 49397
Department WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel

The Florida Channel - located in Tallahassee, FL - produces 24/7, year-round coverage of all three branches of state government. Programming includes gavel-to-gavel coverage of a wide variety of state proceedings, along with a wide variety of documentary and public affairs programs and segments covering issues of interest and importance to all Floridians. The programming is delivered statewide by satellite and is also available on the Internet.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:

Responsibilities Serves as part of TFC Interstitial Programming and Promotions Unit under the supervision of the TFC Content and Scheduling Manager; travels to various locations around the state to conduct interviews, shoot broll, log, write, and edit stories related to TFC programming; responsibilities primarily include videography and editing duties for the unit as well as back up videographer for news production; willing to travel, works on deadline, under minimal supervision and with a team in the delivery of programming which serves the mission of TFC; Communicates extensively and proactively with supervisor, team and other TFC staff to understand needs and create the best possible product. Team member is responsible for communicating with Supervisor regularly about training needs, if any, coordinating with respective trainer(s) and giving status updates on tasks.

Serves as robotics camera director: responsible for operation of robotic cameras, switching appropriate shots for air, coordinating with MCR/feeds and maintaining a professional on-air look during those productions; In addition, also serves in various daily production roles, each requiring proactivity and minimal supervision, such as but not limited to: show director, technical/switcher director, audio operator, floor director and teleprompter operator which are necessary to meet organizational needs. In studio duties also include: studio camera operation, set changeover, studio microphone use, studio lighting operations, and other equipment for various productions. Additional responsibilities include knowledge and operation of various equipment required to perform each task.

Serves as a back-up Remote Events Crew member on dispatched shoots with duties including equipment setup, camera operation, and equipment breakdown as part of The Florida Channel’s efforts of television coverage of various state government meetings throughout Florida. Travel is part of the job. Administrative responsibilities and tasks include but are not limited to timely submission of travel documentation, travel and purchasing card receipts, personal work records, etc. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Associate's degree in a related area and three years of related work experience in a broadcast television environment.

(Note: or vocational/technical training in a related area and three years of related work experience in a broadcast television environment)

Ability to travel as required and work a set assigned schedule M-F year-round as well as be flexible as required - hours will vary depending on department needs and may include weekends & evenings work.

Demonstrated knowledge, experience operating and setting up/breaking down related equipment and software used for field and studio production; to include cameras, switchers, lights, microphones, non-linear editing equipment, audio equipment, computer assisted graphics technologies/software, and related equipment etc.

Ability to multitask, troubleshoot and carry out assignments with limited supervision.

Must be able to prioritize, multi-task, troubleshoot, communicate effectively, adapt to change, work in a fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines.

Ability to work as part of a team in close proximity to others.

Abiliy to meet the physical demands of the position to include, but not be limited to sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending, reaching, dexterity, etc.

Ability to interact with co-workers and other departments in a professional manner.

A valid State of Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain upon hire.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range The minimum is $28,500 annually – dependent on education and experience.

Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.

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FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs.

Use our interactive tool to calculate Total Compensation options based on potential salary, benefits and retirement contributions, earned leave, and other employment-related perks.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.

Schedule Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm; however, hours will vary and may include weekends and evenings. Flexibility is required.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply If qualified and interested, complete the following two-steps to be considered:

STEP 1 - Complete the online application in its entirety at

* Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

STEP 2 - Attach the following required materials to online application as a single PDF or Word document in the order listed:

1) resume including employer references (include the title & work relationship of the person to be contacted).

2) personal contact information: phone number/email - best days and/or times to contact.

All candidates MUST complete the above steps to be considered.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Veterans' Preference

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, click here or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.

IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


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One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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