Television Producer/Director Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Develops, produces and directs various programs, promotional or
documentary material for television on-air broadcast or educational
video programs. Chooses angle of story to pursue and conducts
necessary research. Coordinates activities of assigned staff during
second in a series of two classifications. It is distinguished from
the Television Producer/Director level in that incumbents use
independent judgement in determining the content of programs and
development of program concepts. Incumbents in this classification
are required to work within deadlines inherent to the broadcast
Examples of Duties:
- Coordinates activities of staff assigned to production.
- Researches and develops story/program concepts for various
areas such as public interest and educational use and determines
angle of story or program to cover.
- Conducts required research such as personal interviews to
obtain necessary information; plans story line and writes
- Schedules production, camera and editing time; preplans
taping to ensure the necessary equipment and visuals are
- Determines technical requirements such as set design, sound,
lighting, staging and/or camera positions for shooting.
- Edits story to ensure visual cohesiveness by assessing
narrative and visual content; writes narrative based on visuals
- Develops promotional approach for fundraising campaigns;
plans, produces and directs promotional breaks in campaigns by
securing guest speakers, writing scripts, scheduling breaks,
conducting training workshops, scheduling pre-production time
and scheduling and supervising production staff; compiles
statistics on effectiveness of campaign and conducts promotional
- Assembles and edits on-air promotional spots for programs
scheduled for broadcast.
- Prepares and monitors production budget and performs
post-production accounting functions.
- Maintains accurate records, logs and transcribes production
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of broadcasting rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of broadcast production techniques.
- Knowledge of equipment utilized in production and editing.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting, Communications or related field
AND four years experience in writing/producing/directing programs in
studio and on location; OR, Eight years experience in
writing/producing/directing programs in studio and on location; OR,
Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which
comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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