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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M6006 / Supv,TV Production Support
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 general supervision, plans, oversees, and coordinates the support of all local programming and contract productions for the University's television station. Supervises creative talent and program production staff; directs studio television programs; plus negotiates and administers production contracts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans and coordinates all activities associated with the support of locally produced television programming; oversees and coordinates the disposition of creative talent and staff and/or contractors, broadcast facilities, and equipment.
  2. Supervises personnel which typically includes recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  3. Negotiates and administers TV and/or film production contracts, and develops, maintains, and monitors and analyzes overall production budgets and expenditures, as required by the position.
  4. Works with managers and producers in the planning, budgeting, and staffing of locally produced programs.
  5. Guides and trains production staff in the use and disposition of production equipment and facilities.
  6. Develops and maintains records on all use of production support staff, contracted personnel, facilities, equipment, and supplies for production projects, as required.
  7. Ensures that all material, either broadcast or produced, conforms to industry standards and FCC regulations.
  8. Manages television editing, to include computer based Non-Linear Editing systems, software and digital assets.
  9. May participate in the development of operating goals and objectives for the unit; may recommend, implement, and administer methods and procdures to enhance operations.
  10. May serve as Director of Photography; Studio Production Director; supervising lighting, talent, production crew and camera operations on television and film production.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years 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.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles, methods, and procedures of regional and/or nationally produced television broadcasting.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in the use and disposition of television broadcasting facilities and equipment.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of TV audio and videography principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of FCC and other federal, state and local broadcasting regulations.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate creative talent.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of the practices, protocols, and conventions of the entertainment industry.
  • Ability to train and guide technical personnel.
  • Knowledge of TV and film directing, staging, lighting, set design, and construction requirements.
  • Knowledge of television field equipment, including digital and analog video cameras, studio and field lighting systems and equipment, and field audio euipment.
  • Skill in computer based non-linear television editing platforms.
  • Knowledge of digital asset formats, to include software manipulation, media storage, and display systems.

Conditions of Employment

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

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • 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