Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M2001 / TV Production Tech 2
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides a variety of technical support services for in-studio and remote field television productions, special projects, and station outreach activities. Functions as floor director on assigned projects. Transports, sets up, and operates a variety of television equipment; assists with editing of material; assists with staging, set preparation and dressing; and assists in studio and equipment maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Transports, sets up, and operates various television production equipment including cameras, camera control units, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props, and microphones for location and studio television production.
  2. Moves and sets lights as required, ensuring proper light levels and conformance to lighting plans.
  3. Prepares studio with requested equipment and sets for meetings, teleconferences, special events, and studio tours.
  4. Operates and maintains proper levels and calibration of cameras, audio and video recorders, video and audio switchers, teleprompters, and other production equipment.
  5. Operates audio boards, tape machines, and microphones to ensure proper audio levels and sound quality.
  6. Functions as floor director, properly coordinating equipment and personnel to achieve desired production results.
  7. Maintains productions schedules and records.
  8. Completes trouble and preventive maintenance reports on video and audio production equipment; assists in repair and upkeep of studio and production sets and properties.
  9. Leads and guides the work of interns, volunteers, and work studies.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years pf experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to effectively manage time and schedules.
  • Ability to set up and operate television cameras, camera control units, and ancillary production equipment.
  • Knowledge of studio lighting and sound procedures and requirements.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to arrange and configure studio facilities and equipment.
  • Ability to calibrate, troubleshoot and maintain audiovisual and related production equipment.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Ability to coordinate staging and production personnel for studio and/or locational programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) independently setting up, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting of range of complex, advanced television equipment, to include television cameras, video recorders, audio equipment, and associated electronic equipment; b) coordinating and leading the arrangement of television studio facilities and equipment for telecasts; c) acting as floor director in the coordination of staging and production personnel, for both studio and field telecasts; d) maintaining comprehensive production schedules and records; and e) leading and guiding the work of interns, volunteers, and student employees.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017