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Production Specialist

JOB SUMMARY: 

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to write, produce, shoot, and edit original content for WTCI broadcasts and digital platforms. He / she will assist in all areas of video production and post-production as assigned by the Vice President of Content & Digital Strategy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in communications, broadcasting, or related field

Experience:  Minimum two year related work experience

Attributes / Skills: 

Must have knowledge of video and/or film production including; current techniques, essential elements, and industry standards for production of public television programs. Working knowledge of studio and field production equipment; strong research and writing skills; ability to use time effectively and meet reasonable deadlines. Willingness to accept supervision and direction; and willingness to work as part of a team in carrying out duties are also essential. Must also be able to budget work hours wisely, and to communicate effectively as part of a team to represent WTCI in a positive and professional manner both online and in person. The successful candidate will possess strong videography, motion graphics, and editing skills, and must demonstrate a clear understanding of the current media landscape.

Role Specific Core Competencies are defined as the specific duties, which persons in this position are encouraged to develop and expected to demonstrate in the performance of their role.

ROLE SPECIFIC CORE COMPETENCIES:

Conceive, research, plan, script and produce content on a regular basis, in keeping with established guidelines of WTCI and FCC.

Update online content at wtciTV.org, YouTube, Vimeo, COVE, Facebook, Twitter

Adhere to station policies and other rules, regulations, standards and procedures set forth by the FCC, as well as other policy-making and regulatory agencies, in the execution of assignments.

Obtain and incorporate all elements of program production in each assignment as needed including proper site selection, lighting, camera placements, shooting logs, schedules, scripts, graphics and other elements necessary to complete a successful program.

Ability to travel overnight or longer when necessary to complete assignments.

Exercise sound professional judgment at all times in evaluating work-related situations; show maximum courtesy and tact in dealing with other staff, volunteers and public; show initiative in helping to make each local production cost-effective for the station and relevant to the viewing public.

Create, write, and produce projects for both the Media Services Department and the WTCI-TV Production Department as assigned by the VP of Content and Digital Strategy

Create, write and produce all elements needed for fundraising and underwriting credits.

Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required, and must carry out other work related duties as assigned.

Work with other WTCI staff members and outside clients, constantly striving towards producing quality content.

Work within the guidelines of WTCI station and procedures, and other rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Communications Commission, NTSC, SMPTE and other regulatory agencies, to include, but not limited to, the identification of legal video signals and corrections necessary to correct problematic situations.

Maintain a professional image while working with other staff members and outside clients, to include but not limited to, retaining a positive attitude under the most stressful situations, and in terms of personal hygiene, utilizing proper dress code when representing WTCI-TV in the community.

Respect and meet all assignment deadlines given by the VP of Content and Digital Strategy.

If you are interested in the production specialist job description, please email resume and reel to jobs@wtcitv.org.

 

Internships

Thank you for your interest in the WTCI Internship Program. The program is designed to provide college students the opportunity to explore careers in the broadcasting industry while providing meaningful and practical business experience.

WTCI Internships:
1. WTCI offers internships year-round. Internship term is based on the academic calendar of the student’s school.
2. This is an unpaid internship. Students must be earning academic credit as determined by the school.
3. Intern positions available in the following areas: production, development, membership, marketing, public relations and community engagement.

Note: Not all positions are available every academic term.

To be eligible for a WTCI internship:
1. A student must be registered as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in good standing at a participating college or university. The registration must apply for the full duration of the internship.
2. The intern must receive university or college credit for participating in this program. The amount of course credit is determined by the student’s college or university, and students must comply with the school’s requirements for course credit. WTCI does not require written reports or assignments, but an individual school may. Students should be fully aware of their school’s internship requirements before applying.

Candidates who are believed to be a good match will be invited to complete an application and come in for an interview.

WTCI is now accepting applications for summer (June-August) and fall (September-December) internships. Those interested should submit their resume, cover letter and references to:

WTCI Interships
7540 Bonnyshire Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37404
internships@wtcitv.org

 

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