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TELEVISION SENIOR PRODUCER 1 – State of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA


Company: State of Louisiana

Address: Baton Rouge, LA


  • Full Time

State of Louisiana

Supplemental Information

The Louisiana Educational TV Authority (also known as Louisiana Public Broadcasting – LPB) is seeking a Television Senior Producer I as part of our national award-winning production team.

Preference will be given to the candidate who possesses strong studio and field production experience, is skilled in creating national caliber media content and programs that meet the highest production and editorial standards. Candidates must have extensive skills in creating live, remote and produced broadcast programs, including experience in nonlinear editing, particularly AVID editing, along with writing or guiding the creation of scripts, graphic elements and animations; working with on-air and voice-over talents; and post-production processes. This position coordinates weekly news and public affairs programs, including script timing, coordinating studio setup with the program director, blocking shots, executing post-production processes and communicating finished program times to the Programming/Traffic Departments. This position is also responsible for overseeing technical production of live and remote events, such as debates, inaugurations, concerts, cooking shows, public forums, pledge drives and other large-scale LPB events, including supervising production staff in location scouting, the lighting and shooting of on-location and studio segments. He/she occasionally works with clients and agency personnel on documentary, live, studio or event production.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Candace Morgan
Louisiana Educational TV Authority
Production
7733 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 767-5660
[email protected]

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A baccalaureate degree in mass communications, broadcast television production, broadcast journalism, journalism, English, film studies, or cinematography, plus two years of production experience in television, radio, or multimedia.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

Additional experience in production in television, radio, or multimedia will substitute for the required degree on the basis of six months of experience for fifteen semester hours of college.

NOTE:

Experience may be with a commercial, public, government, or non-profit entity for television, radio, or multimedia distribution.

NOTE:

TV Lighting/Stage Director is not qualifying toward the required experience.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To produce a complete television program by developing, planning, completing and marketing the program for distribution.

Level of Work:
Advanced.

Supervision Received:
General from Television Production Manager or Television Senior Producer 2.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line supervision over Television Producer, Television Senior Director, Television Director and Television Camera Operators. Functional supervision during project specific activities.

Location of Work:
Louisiana Educational Television Authority.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Television Senior Producer 2 by the lack of responsibility for advanced managerial decisions of project within a specialized field.

Differs from Television Producer by the responsibility for advanced managerial decisions over content development and technical execution phases of numerous assigned projects within a specialized field for State and narrowcast productions.

Examples of Work

Responsible for project management and implementation of high profile state and national productions.

Meets with representatives of federal and state agencies and other professional entities to develop and broadcast statewide and nationally distributed educational television programming.

Responsible in the management and production aspects of the television construction process usually with a medium to high level of complexity in program development and construction with
budgets usually between $20,000 to $50,000 per project.

Develops preliminary budgets and contractual objectives for project management. Performs budget reconciliation after each completed production project. Develops and monitors budget recommendations for personnel, services, equipment and materials for each assigned production.

Considers in production processes, that the television program may ultimately be adapted to various media. Framing of the subject and composition of the image must be adapted.

May functions as primary editor on on-line non-linear editing equipment in the editing of video and audio images, determining the correct cuts, pacing and information statements to be used.

Ensures produced local and national programs include new technical advances and production techniques and guidelines in digital television production to comply with federally mandated conversion to digital transmission and for multi-casting, compressed video, on-line content creation.

May initiate and negotiate contractual personnel and facilities services.

Produces programs for distribution both state wide and nationally through the Louisiana Educational Television Authority’s networks.

Responsible for an average of one to four or more projects in the pre-production stage, producing and construction stage and the post-production stage at the same time.

Determines the most efficient presentation approach to material for inclusion in the program and develops production techniques, budgets, time lines and required television personnel needed to develop the initial content into a completed television production.

Conducts and manages post-production activities (in and out of house), functionally supervising all required personnel during this final phase of program completion.

Consults with the Television Executive Producer and the Television Production Manager on negotiating rights and clearances.

Responsible for contacting owners of copyrighted and trademarked material and obtaining through contract and legal negotiations rights and clearances to said items for use in produced programs.

Determines the musical and visual imagery to be constructed and used to help impact the program’s content.

Oversees the research and development of various assigned television projects, determining program or series content and objectives, determining designated content experts, instructing assigned Television Producers and others as to specific content development tasks.

Determines and develops program/series content, format, objectives and production techniques and insures compliance with all applicable LPB, state, federal, and agency policies.

Plans, organizes, coordinates and functionally supervises assigned project work activity in the studio or on location.

Identifies marketing strategies for produced statewide and national programming.

Works with the Louisiana Educational Television Authority Underwriting person on researching and obtaining funding sources for the program. Provide press packages and personal program representation to possible funding sources.

Keep necessary files on all projects, filling out all necessary paperwork on project development.

Researches and identifies possible grant sources. Composes proposals for possible funding sources to be used for project budgetary fulfillment.

Directs the videotaping of interviews, editing of programs and writing of scripts.

Coordinates contracting for services needed to support program production.

Supervises and coordinates all field production and promotional materials associated within assigned projects

Creates or supervises the creation of all visual elements, set designs, studio shoots and post production activities associated with live television programs.

Auditions and selects on-air talent and experts to be used for content presentation.

Develops or supervises development of support programs and print materials to be used in conjunction with produced programs.

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