Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M7012 / TV Production Mgr/Director
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13

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, manages all production facilities, activities, and personnel for the University's television station, KNME-TV. Collaborates in and oversees the production of program materials which respond to audience needs and interests, the station's long-range plans, the needs of external clientele, required production timeframes, and budget constraints.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages and coordinates the work of producers, directors, technical and support staff, students, interns, volunteers, and/or contracted professionals assigned to the unit.
  2. Provides training in the production crafts for staff and students; ensures that the unit's workforce is capable of performing multiple assignments and can meet all identified production protocols.
  3. Schedules and coordinates the personnel and facility support required to ensure adherence to prescribed policy parameters, budget requirements, and time deadlines.
  4. Develops and manages the unit's various revenue/expense budgets, and monitors, analyzes, and controls production expenditures.
  5. Ensures the professional maintenance, optimum operability, and inventory management of all production equipment and studio facilities.
  6. Works directly with managers of all other departments in the planning of production projects, to ensure effective communication and cooperation between departments.
  7. Leads teams and committees engaged in planning and executing projects supporting the station's strategic plan and its service commitment to education and the community.
  8. Directs studio and field productions, as appropriate, to include lighting, staging, and set design; provides post-production editing services as required.
  9. 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

  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Knowledge of professional audio and/or video tape editing and post-production procedures, techniques, and standards.
  • Knowledge of FCC and other federal, state and local broadcasting regulations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of television production principles, procedures, techniques, and facilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the operating principles, features, and standards of professional television production equipment.
  • Knowledge of television set design, staging, and lighting methods and techniques.

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.
  • 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