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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 200E
Category: Information Services

Class Series Concept

Designs, creates, directs, produces and edits recorded and/or live digital multimedia and audio-video/television programs.


Directs crew and cast during rehearsal and performance of live or recorded digital multimedia and audio-video/television programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, directs recorded and/or live digital multimedia and audio-video/television programs and material. 

Typical Work

Participates in planning for production of television and audio-video materials which may include assisting in developing content by providing information on production requirements and capabilities and developing production scripts from concepts and content outlines provided by resource people; 

Assists in the organizing and directing phases of the production process such as rehearsing and directing performers and production crews and coordinating digital multimedia works, audio work, scenes, music, timing, graphics, camera work, and script; 

Directs assigned digital multimedia, audio or television programs;  

Provides technical advice to staff and others on proper use of digital multimedia, tele­vision and audio equipment; 

Assures proper usage of a wide variety of complex digital multimedia, television and audio recording equipment; 

Directs editing of television and audio recordings; 

Assists in training crew members in the operation of audio-video recording equipment;  

Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: principles of visual media production, corporate/non-broadcast production, educational television, and close-circuit television; basic methods of problem solving, learning processes, and principles and methods of employee training.  

Ability to: direct production including making decisions on placement of props, lighting, staging, audio, technical direction of camera(s), and editing; gather and analyze data, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; creatively turn abstract ideas into tangible products; write creatively; stay current on technology requirements, changes and trends; use digital technology, software and computers for production of audio-video multimedia.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree with major field of study in television production, communi­cations, or instructional media


one year of experience in television production, audio production, instructional design or related field.


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class: 10-12-73
Revise Class: 4-7-89
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Electronic Media Producer I), class code (formerly 3580), class series concept, definition, distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007. General revision revises typical work and adds knowledge and abilities; effective July 1, 2007.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.