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Media Production Specialist - Career

California State University at Dominguez Hills
Dominguez Hills

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Job no: 506761
Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Position Information

This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

This position may require the incumbent to be on-call 24/7 to assist in revolving emergency or urgent issues. The incumbent is required to maintain contact with their campus outside of their normal working hours on a regular basis per the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement requirements. Remote contact shall include telephone, cell phone, wireless data access device, remote monitoring of any hardware or software device, and/or electronic mail notification regarding the status of a campus system.

Conditions of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy. Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to [email protected].

Application Deadline & Salary Information

The application review date began Wednesday, November 17, 2021, and the position will remain open until Thursday, February 3, 2022.

The salary range for this classification is $3,515 - $6,358 monthly.

Major Duties

Under the general direction of the Director of Instructional Design & Technology Services, the incumbent produces, directs, edits, and crews for instructional, informational, educational, and/or cable and webcasts programming. Operates video and photo cameras, sound equipment, editing equipment, and other TV production-related equipment. Responsible for achieving artistic and technical decisions related to the image. Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, arrange films into sequences, and correct errors, using editing equipment. Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene in order to form a logical and smoothly running story. Conducting research, developing and assisting in the development of production storyboards, preparing production budgets and developing production schedules, directing the technical aspects of multi-camera production, preparation of artwork, narration, dialogue, sound effects, and music as required in the production; responsible for the upkeep and operation of equipment involved in production; recommends equipment and supplies needed in production work; evaluate finish products in terms of meeting production goals and objectives.


Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field with at least 3 years of experience in still and motion picture photography, including professional television production.

Preferred Qualifications:

Five (5) years of experience in advanced audio and video production, mass communication practices, internet programming, documentary and motion picture production.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
The appropriate knowledge of techniques, materials, and equipment used in TV production. Have a working knowledge of production and post-production methods and equipment as appropriate to the specific production activity. Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of production theory, principles, and techniques as they apply to multimedia.

Abilities to:
Work, create and have the ingenuity to conceive and execute production ideas. Ability to operate a wide variety of production, TV production equipment. Ability to apply techniques in the development of television or multimedia productions, including research and post-production, Ability to quickly research and incorporate subject matter expertise to provide production direction and enhance the quality of productions. Ability to produce and broadcast live productions. Demonstrated ability to effectively provide technical and aesthetic leadership and work direction to others.

Skill in:
Cameras, audio, editing, capture, streaming, broadcasting, encoding.
Strong skills in production, project, and budget management.
Demonstrated consulting skills to work with faculty and staff to develop productions that meet stated objectives.


50% Works in collaboration with other clients and production staff to produce a variety of video products for broadcasting, provide lead direction to the operation of the small multi-camera studio; operates video switching, DVD distribution, webcasting, and video streaming; plans and directs assigned studio productions; Selects locations, builds sets, chooses props, and models as needed; character generation and digital video effects equipment, edit controllers, cameras, hard disk video recorders, video distribution switchers, and audio mixers; adjusts studio lighting equipment including fixed and portable tungsten lights; adjust audio equipment including assorted lavalier, cardioid, and shotgun microphones; works with clients to prepare "B-roll" footage for inclusion in live productions; provides limited troubleshooting of video, audio, and lighting equipment; performs routine equipment maintenance; makes recommendations to the department for software and equipment purchases.

In cooperation with other staff, coordinates pre-production and production planning activities; conducts field-based video production which involves interacting with clients and operating all portable video and audio equipment; transports and sets up lighting and audio equipment as required; provides limited troubleshooting and maintenance of field production equipment.

Plans and performs video post-production tasks which include reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, media logging, rough cuts, radio adjustment, color correction, and final editing using software to include, but not limited to, Adobe Premiere, After-effects, Photoshop, and Web-based media work.; utilizes computer graphics and special effects for video post-production in accordance with the overall production concepts; compresses video projects for output; makes video products available in a variety of formats; create video segments or programs using digital motion graphics and compositing software; coordinates internal and external duplication services as required.

30% Promotional Production

Produce promotional material for the campus that will be included in the broadcast of several distance learning classes and school activities. Production of video segments, which integrates with a specific campus and distance learning course.

15% Video Campus Events

Cover campus media assignments and aid in the production of instructional materials for a variety of projects.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

Advertised: 03 Nov 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: 03 Feb 2022 Pacific Standard Time

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