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Producer/Director (Television Public Affairs Producer)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Producer/Director (Television Public Affairs Producer)
Department AZ Public Media Content Prod (3105)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Working under the general direction of the Executive Producer or his designee(s), and in consult with the News Director, the Producer/Director, with an alternate title of Television Public Affairs Producer, is responsible for writing, producing, and making editorial decisions for content for Arizona Public Media’s weekly public affairs programs that focus on and provide in-depth analysis of statewide and regional news. This position requires an individual with outstanding television program producing and writing skills, and significant experience with and understanding of all phases of television production.

AZPM receives a significant amount of support from the University, viewers, listeners, and corporate supporters. Regardless of job capacity, each employee is obligated to present a professional and helpful business image to those with whom they come in contact both within and without the organization.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Produces, directs, writes, reports, and edits news and public affairs content for Arizona Public Media’s public affairs programs.
  • Maintains current knowledge and understanding of local and regional news and public affairs issues.
  • Coordinates the activities of staff assigned to Arizona Week and Metro Week.
  • Conducts necessary research to obtain information required to develop a story or concept.
  • Prepares necessary reports and/or maintains log of production activities.
  • Assembles and edits story and video to ensure visual cohesion by assessing narrative and visual content; writes narrative based on visuals obtained.
  • Schedules production, camera and editing time; propellant taping to ensure the necessary equipment and visuals are available.
  • Determines technical requirements such as set design, sound, lighting, staging and/or camera positions.
  • Prepares and monitors production budget and performs post-production accounting functions.
  • Maintains accurate records, logs and transcribes production activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of broadcasting rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of broadcast production techniques.
  • Knowledge of equipment utilized in production and editing.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting, Communications or related field AND two years’ experience in writing/producing and making editorial decisions for public affairs programs in studio and on location; OR, six years’ experience in writing/producing and making editorial decisions for public affairs programs in studio and on location; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40+
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21924
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

John Booth
Executive Producer
Arizona Public Media
P.O. Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067
jbooth@azpm.org

Open Date 08/30/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 09/11/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please include links to your video work in your cover letter or resume.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting, Communications or related field AND two years' experience in writing/producing and making editorial decisions for public affairs programs in studio and on location; OR, six years' experience in writing/producing and making editorial decisions for public affairs programs in studio and on location; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents