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Class Code: 200F
Category: Information Services


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

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, coordinates and develops program sources, script writing, set and prop design.  Serves as expert and advisor to departmental personnel in planning maximum utilization of visual media.  Trains and directs crew and cast in television production techniques.  Plans, organizes, budgets and administers procedures and programs for application of existing and new digital multimedia and audiovisual technology on a department-wide basis for training purposes and educational public service announcements for cable and broadcast markets.

Typical Work

Plans, organizes, coordinates, budgets, and administers video production services; develops, recommends, and coordinates procedures, plans, and programs for application of existing and new audiovisual technology;  

Evaluates and interprets user needs; analyzes the user audience and determines program objective; designs, develops scripts, produces, directs, and coordinates all aspects of digital multimedia and video productions; responsible for completion of programs on time, within budget, and to user’s satisfaction; evaluates program results;  

Takes suggested program ideas and develops visualized scripts for television and other media; researches source materials and interviews subject matter experts; writes, and/or assists in writing, the actual shooting scripts for the production;  

Directs production including making decisions on placement of props, lighting, staging, audio, technical direction of camera(s), and editing; selects and directs staff for the video production;  

Operates multi-source editing system, digital effects system, and audio sweetening system; selects, takes, and compiles video production; ensures video and audio quality of the edited master;  

Provides consultation to management regarding the research, design, and implementation of video material and production techniques;  

Evaluates and recommends audiovisual equipment; ensures technical performance of video recording, switching, and distribution equipment, audio recording equipment, and associated monitoring and control equipment;  

Installs equipment, performs preventative maintenance, repairs+-, fabrication, and design of audiovisual systems as required; trains other personnel in the proper use of systems and electronic equipment; 

Sets-up and arranges studios, conference, and training rooms for video and audio recording;  

Develops and implements workshops, in-service training, demonstrations, displays and related projects; 

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; develop and manage budgets.

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.

Desirable Qualifications

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


two years of experience in television production, audio production, instruction­al design or related field which includes the operation of television, film and audio recording equipment.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 3581 Electronic Media Producer II, 27680 Electronic Media Specialist; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.