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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M6002 / TV Producer/Director
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 11

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 indirect supervision, researches, plans, produces, and directs specific television programming. Schedules, manages, and directs production crew. Provides technical expertise during production. Manages the completion of the program, including editing and final documentation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans and develops local television programs: researches and develops ideas and budgets; writes scripts; schedules interviews, hosts, and facilities; recruits talent; designs sets.
  2. Produces television programs: conducts interviews; manages talent; may serve as editor, videographer, and/or audio/lighting specialist.
  3. Post-produces television programs: edits videotape; completes related paperwork such as clearances; labels and stores completed show tapes.
  4. Provides training and direction to the production staff, including interns and volunteers.
  5. Develops and writes grant proposals.
  6. May assist in repair and upkeep of studio and production sets and properties.
  7. May evaluate new audio/visual equipment and direct the installation and interfacing of new equipment in production facilities and classrooms.
  8. Participates in the design of video graphics, titles, music, and creative look of shows; makes editorial decisions regarding assembly of information, illustrations, and content.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year 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.
  • Ability to plan work schedules and assign duties; ability to provide or arrange for training.
  • Creative decision-making skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge of contracts and grants preparation and management.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Knowledge of professional audio/video and staging techniques, facilities, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of audio/video tape storage and archiving procedures.
  • Knowledge of the practices, protocols, and conventions of the entertainment industry.
  • Knowledge of professional audio and/or video tape editing and post-production procedures, techniques, and standards.
  • Ability to formulate broadcast programming concepts and to plan, develop, and implement live and/or pre-recorded television programs.
  • Knowledge of television graphic design methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of television production set design principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of television programming concepts, principles, methodology, and techniques.

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