Video Technician
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Video Technician
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
DEFINITION:
Operates a variety of video production, automated video playback and electronic bulletin board equipment for FCTV, the City’s municipal government channel, and other PEG access channels such as Peninsula TV. Shoots and edits original productions created by FCTV. Conducts live cablecasts of public meetings, playback of previously recorded video programs and performs other work as required. Schedule consists of both weekday, evening, and on rare occasion weekend hours for coverage of live meetings and events, or as situations may arise.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is a full-time position.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
Receives direct supervision and training from the Video Producer. Provides training and supervision for student interns and volunteers.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Operates television cameras (both in-house studio, Council Chambers and field), and other video and audio equipment for live and playback broadcasts. Creates and integrates appropriate graphics into LIVE and pre-taped productions. Operates, monitors, and adjusts microphones, video/audio mixers, lighting, waveform monitors, satellite receivers and cable TV modulators. Monitors activity on station and oversees the broadcast signal for quality control. Captures and edits footage using a non-Linear editing system on a MAC Platform by incorporating Final Cut Pro, After Effects and any other associated software or equipment. Renders the output of projects to a variety of media (tape, DVD, MPEG, QuickTime, and other digital formats). Independently produces and directs special projects under general supervision as needed (such as station IDs, public service announcements, interstitials, and roll-ins). Operates field production pack for remote shoots; gather supporting footage for video projects as needed. Creates, maintains and updates electronic Bulletin Board postings using computer software. Inspects video production equipment for proper storage for effective and safe operation. Makes minor adjustments and repairs to equipment as necessary. Receives video from a variety of sources and screen material to meet broadcast standards. Records, digitizes and prepares video for playback using automated digital video playback equipment. Dub and transcode materials. Maintains electronic program log and schedule. Organizes, updates, and/or modifies media library. Performs a variety of production and post-production work including assistance with set design, lighting and microphone set-up. Records and designs complimentary graphic elements for new programs. Maintains the FCTV website, including incorporating any new programming for Video-On-Demand, updating the FCTV weekly schedule, incorporate new library listings and descriptions when available.
OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES:
Load video production equipment into vehicles and drive to other city locations.
JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  cable television system function and delivery; operation of current video, sound, and editing equipment and software; understanding of automated video playback and electronic bulletin board equipment and software; studio and field production equipment; operation of Final Cut Pro video editing software on a Mac platform; operation of digital image and graphics software (e.g., PhotoShop, Illustrator); operation of PC hardware / Windows software including email, internet, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.
Ability to:  Write scripts and promotions and produce special programming as needed; use non-linear editing and digital media tools to create video elements and video productions; work effectively in a live television environment; troubleshoot equipment issues as necessary; work independently and with others; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, City Council, members of City/District committees and Commissions, and other clients and community members as required; work odd hours including evenings and weekends; communicate effectively in writing and verbally; operate personal computer and associated software applications on both PC and Mac platforms; train interns and volunteers on equipment as necessary; perform related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  High school graduation or equivalent and completion of college coursework in television, video or digital media production.
Experience:  One year of video production and editing experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift and move equipment up to 50 lbs., complete forms and reports, telephone for assistance with equipment problems; remain calm and use good judgment in difficult and emergency situations; work flexible hours including night meetings.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.
SALARY:  $4,001 - $4,863 per month

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