Videographer/Producer Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Produces and directs various programs, promotional or documentary
material for television on-air broadcast or educational video
programs. Determines the creative needs of the program, then
videotapes and edits the program material.
the third in a series of three classifications and is distinguished
from the Videographer, Senior in that incumbents are involved in
program development and direction from program conception through
Examples of Duties:
- Researches and develops story/program concepts for various
areas such as public interest and educational use; 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
- Videotapes program material for production using video
camera equipment; makes technical and creative decisions
regarding such elements as appropriate lighting, shooting angle,
placement and type of microphones audio needs, locations, use of
movement and interviews; serves as creative liaison to technical
- Acts as a Producer/Director/Videographer in the field.
- Exercises independent judgment in the assembling and editing
of videotaped material for local and national broadcast to
ensure visual cohesiveness by assessing narrative and visual
- Edits and assembles final audio/video program material;
ensures consistency and relevancy to production; monitors
technical quality of end product; determines adequate staffing
needed for production; coordinates work activities of production
crew during taping.
- 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 broadcasting production techniques.
- Skill in visualizing and shooting concepts effectively.
- Skill in production and editing.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
Bachelor's degree in Radio/Television, Film, Fine Arts or related
field and four (4) years experience operating video cameras and
editing equipment; OR, Eight (8) years experience operating video
cameras and editing equipment; OR, Any equivalent combination of
education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills
and abilities have been achieved.
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