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Video and Television Operations Production Technician

Westfield State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Film & Video
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Employment Type
Full Time

Video and Television Operations Production Technician

About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Westfield State University was founded on the ideals of Horace Mann who sought to improve society through education. We were the first public education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies contributing to the development of knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to become responsible leaders and engaged citizens.

Westfield State is a highly residential campus with approximately 55% of our 3,100 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Springfield, Northampton, and Amherst with a selection of museums, theater, collegiate and minor league sports, hiking trails, and restaurants. The University is within 1.5 hours of Boston and Albany and within 3 hours of New York City and the Green Mountain range of Vermont.

Thank You for Your Interest in Becoming a Westfield State Community Member

You are welcome here. You can advance your career and make a difference here. We invite you to bring your whole self and talents to Westfield State University. The University seeks applicants whose record of teaching, student advising, research, and administration positions them to contribute to the everyday practice of our institutional values.

Our Values

Westfield State commits to values that strengthen a common bond among all members of our community and promotes a rich campus environment.
  • Embrace Diversity - We treat all members of our community with dignity and respect.
  • Maintain Excellence and Integrity - We maintain excellence and integrity in all that we do.
  • Collaborate with Each Other - We make decisions in a transparent and collaborative manner.
  • Provide Accessible Education - We commit to providing an accessible, affordable public higher education for all.
  • Build a Strong Community - We are inclusive and ensure equity, supporting the personal development of all community members, and embracing multiple perspectives.
  • Engage the Outside Community - We support civic engagement in local, regional, and global initiatives.

Job Description:

Campus Title: Video and Television Operations Production Technician
State Job Title: Staff Associate
Department: Information and Instructional Technology Services
Job Code: HA5300
FLSA Status: Exempt
Funding: 7115-0100
Bargaining Unit: APA
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Timeframe: 52 Weeks
Shift: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday (some nights and weekends required)
Supervision Received: The Video and Television Operations Production Technician reports directly to the Assistant Director, Coordinator of Video Production and Television Operations.
Supervision Exercised: The Video and Television Operations Production Technician will supervise student employees as assigned.

Salary: $60,000.00 to $65,000.00 (Salary commensurate with education and experience)

General Statement of Duties: The Video and Television Operations Production Technician is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director with television operations for the Department of Communication and other University departments and all related video production for Westfield State University.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Manage daily operations of the Westfield State University television studio, digital video editing facilities, digital audio labs and other production facilities as they pertain to teaching and the Department of Communication. Prepare production facilities for instructional use and assist faculty with their production classes.
  • Assist the Assistant Director and Chair of the Department of Communication with the Westfield State University television studio and remote field production equipment needs (including the circulation of digital camcorders, digital photo cameras, tape recorders, lighting equipment, etc.).
  • Maintain inventory of equipment, computers, supplies and software and coordinate equipment repairs.
  • Supervise students in department production labs.
  • Assist in video production for the University community and all other campus contingencies including the President's office, Board of Trustees, Department of Communication, Admissions, and Public Affairs.
  • Edit video footage and programs as directed by the Assistant Director.
  • Coordinate and or operate equipment for live video streaming events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to use non-linear video editing software (i.e., Adobe Premiere).
  • Demonstrated ability and familiarity with Video production equipment: Cameras, lights, microphones, soundboards, etc.
  • Familiarity with various live video streaming platforms.
  • Experience in a television studio environment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail/accuracy.
  • The ability to work with a variety of people in a positive, congenial, and professional manner.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to meet expectations for weekend and evening commitments (i.e., recordings, events, commencement, and meetings).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Communication or related field.

Additional Information:


Salaries for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining agreements as well as state policies. State job specifications may be found on the Department of Higher Education's webpage.

Employee Benefits:

Benefits are an important component of an employee's total compensation package.
  • Health Insurance: Westfield State offers a variety of HMO, POS, and PPO-type health insurance plans for eligible employees with coverage effective on the 1st of the month following the 60 days of employment.
  • Retirement: the MA State Employee Retirement System provides eligible employees with a retirement pension following a 10-year vesting period. In lieu of the retirement pension, eligible employees may select the Optional Retirement Plan with a maximum 5% employer matching contribution.
  • Tuition Waivers & Discounts: eligible employees, including spouses and dependent children, receive reduced tuition at MA state colleges, community colleges, and universities.
  • Paid Time Off: employees receive 11 paid holidays and generous vacation, personal, and sick leave benefits.
  • Additional information regarding employee benefits is available on the University's Benefits & Wellness webpage.

Disability Accommodations

Westfield State University is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and will ensure the availability of reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (413) 572-8809 or visit us in the Horace Mann Building, 1st floor.

Background Check

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion and review of a background check. A criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration.

Application Instructions:

An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references *
  • Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree

* Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online application.

Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.

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