Production and Technologies Manager

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 16, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Media, Journalism & Film: Production and Technologies Manager to be responsible for the design and maintenance of the department’s media production spaces and equipment and the training and oversight of student workers to help maintain and manage production spaces and equipment. This individual will also provide support to faculty teaching production; assist where necessary with other MJF media productions; work with departmental media technology specialist to meet instructional needs; and provide technical assistance to student media outlets. This individual will also assist the college’s information technology staff in providing principal-responder support for classroom technology and on-site and remote support for desktop, mobile and laboratory computing to staff and faculty. Possibility of teaching media production courses, based on credentials. The person in this position should have experience using most of the following technologies: digital audio consoles, graphics software, video switching equipment, teleprompters, video servers, newsroom software, streaming hardware, digital lighting consoles, and office computing systems and software. Physical demands: Requires strength and flexibility to perform some tasks.

Duties include but are limited to:

  • Designs and maintains media production spaces, including a multi-camera, multimedia production studio, post-production editing suites, and audio editing and production suites.
  • Assists with various types of remote productions, including narrative and documentary films and sports and news broadcasts.
  • Purchases and maintains media production hardware and software, including cameras, tripods, audio recorders, microphones, lighting kits, cables, editing suites, computer systems, Adobe Creative Suite software, etc.
  • Works with a diverse MJF constituency to meet department educational goals.
  • Manages engineering and production budget, overseeing grant applications, equipment proposals and capital requests.
    • Prepares reports and inventories in compliance with college and university information technology policies.
    • Works with Media Technology Specialist to oversee equipment checkout system, including training of student workers.
  • Provides technical support to student media organizations and faculty led projects (MAFIA, MUTV, Stats and Stories, etc.).
  • Serves as point of contact for issues related to use of the physical space in Williams Hall.
  • Provides principal-responder support for classroom technology including instructional computers and their interfaces with audio-visual systems.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in media production, broadcasting, digital media, electrical engineering, IT engineering or related discipline; five years of experience in maintaining technology in a media production environment; engagement with new technologies and industry innovations; ability to manage and maintain scheduling and/or inventory software; strong personal communication skills; ability to provide responsive, client-focused support to a diverse clientele; ability to collaborate with technical and office staff in client units and other institutional support units. Understanding of Audio/video production; IP communication networks and computers; Willing to teach video production; Experience in design of audio/video facilities; Ability to work in live production situations. Cinema fluency.  Position is not eligible for H1B sponsorship.


Consideration may be given to candidates with experience teaching production in an academic setting; experience with additional digital production software such as ProTools, DaVinci Resolve, or WeVideo; experience building production studios; experience with streaming technologies; experience with extended reality production and/or public installation video art; experience applying for grants to support production; experience supporting hardware and software for Windows or MacIntosh platforms; and knowledge of Miami’s information technology procedures and policies.  Teaching credentials: Master’s degree in a relevant field or a bachelor’s degree and one of the following: 20 years of managerial or executive level professional experience or highly applied professional experience; at least 18 graduate credits in field plus four years of significant professional experience (including teaching); or professional certificate plus four years of significant professional experience in field.

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to Inquiries may be directed to Rosemary Pennington at Screening of applications will begin September 29, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


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