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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M5006 / TV Production Unit Coord
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 08

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.


Under general supervision, coordinates and assists in a variety of production planning and development for programs produced locally by the university's television station. Performs scheduling, research, and editing, as specified, and provides various other logistical and administrative coordination, and/or technical assistance, as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and schedules production facilities and associated personnel for all local television production carried out by the station.
  2. Provides assistance to producers in the scheduling of guests, conducting specified programming research, and promoting locally produced programs.
  3. Edits specific pre-produced materials and on-air promos and coordinates pre-produced opens, segues, packages, scripts, and program run-downs for a specified weekly news/public affairs series.
  4. Creates a network of reliable sources for news and guests for public and cultural affairs programs; remains informed of local and national current events.
  5. Provides occasional backup services in the operation of videocameras, editors, and lighting equipment as required, and may assist with field shoots and interviews.
  6. May produce segments for a weekly news/public affairs series on occasion, as appropriate.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Theater or an equivalent field; at least 6 months of 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Information research skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of television production principles, procedures, techniques, and facilities.
  • Video production and editing skills.
  • Knowledge of and interest in current events and public/cultural affairs.
  • Knowledge of both studio and field production techniques.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to operate professional videocameras, video editors, and associated equipment.
  • Skill in the application of television production scheduling methods, procedures, and techniques.

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