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Media Production Specialist (Media Production Specialist II)

California State University - Chico
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Recruitment Details

Recruitment Number VA1559 Posting Period
12/15/21 – 01/26/22 On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No Working Title Media Production Specialist (Media Production Specialist II) Class Title MEDIA PRODUCTION SPECIALIST -12 MONTH Level/Range/Grade 2 Salary Range (From $ to $) $3,515 - $6,358 per month / $42,180 - $76,296 annually (New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning of the salary range) Department Creative Media and Technology Number of Positions 1 FLSA Code Non-Exempt Status Regular: Permanent (after one-year probationary period) Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-time Pay Plan 12/12 CBU/MOU R09 - CSUEU Technical & Support Services Quick Link
Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer Shift Day
Primary Duties
Under the general supervision of the Media Production Lead, the incumbent is responsible for the production of small to medium sized video productions, which includes writing, directing, shooting, staging, lighting, and editing productions. The Media Production Specialist will coordinate efforts between clients and the Media Production Team, as well as work and collaborate with Creative Media and Technology ( CMT ) technical and creative personnel, University staff, and faculty to develop and execute productions.

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As of September 30, 2021, the CSU requires all faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID -19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at . Questions can be sent to: (staff and management positions) or (faculty positions). Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess:
  • Thorough knowledge of production techniques and equipment to communicate information through multimedia productions.

Working knowledge of:
  • Materials and equipment used in the production of instructional media, promotional media, and related communication assignments.
  • Full range of production techniques including field production, multi-camera production, sound recording, graphics, lighting, editing methods, and equipment operation.
  • Operation of Digital Single-Lens Reflex ( DSLR ) cameras, Blackmagic URSA cinema cameras, and Conon EOS cameras.
  • Safety requirements including how to handle.. hazardous chemicals and materials.
  • Tools for authoring interactive multimedia products delivered via a variety of synchronous and asynchronous techniques.
  • General knowledge of production principles and practices for instructional media.


Must possess:
  • Computer skills to effectively operate digital/analog production-related editing and duplication equipment.
  • Comprehensive writing and editing skills with a strong foundation in English grammar, including the ability to write narration and continuity script writing.
  • Technical skills to effectively produce media using Adobe CC software.
  • Multi-Camera directing and switching skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain working relationships with clients, staff and students.
  • Comprehensive research skills to define communication objectives and research subject matter.
  • Effective organizational skills to autonomously coordinate all facets of production and related projects.


Must be able to:
  • Set up and operate a wide variety of production equipment, including set-up for multi-camera video productions and distance learning classrooms.
  • Learn techniques in the development of television, film, radio or multimedia productions.
  • Perform video/sound recording.
  • Use and maintain studio, camera and related equipment.
  • Develop, create, stage and/ or produce professional quality visuals and evaluate production effectiveness in meeting objectives.
  • Understand operating procedures and underlying technology in order to use and troubleshoot equipment and systems.
  • Provide lead work and project direction to student assistants and interns.
  • Work with and train students involved in production projects. Interpret and evaluate descriptions and explanations of problems brought forward by individuals or student organizations, analyze and define the problem, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of various alternative courses of action.
  • Carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions.
  • Perform assigned duties.
Required Education and/or Experience
This position requires experience and/or education to be proficient in performing most or all work assignments. This knowledge and skill normally is obtained through a bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least two years of increasingly responsible experience in media production, or a related field, such as Photography, Videographic Design, Multimedia Production, and/or Distance Learning. Additional Requirements for this Position
Please provide a Demo Reel link in the supplemental question section. Part-time telework may be considered for this position. Recruitment Preferences
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
  • Two years of recent, relevant, experience working as a production assistant in film, television, and/or radio.
  • Two or more years of experience working as a Media Production Specialist (or equivalent) for an educational institution/organization.
Special Requirements
  • California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines.
  • The duties of this position will include participation in a decision that may have a material/financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, this is a “designated position” under the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code and the incumbent will be required to file a Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest and is subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Group/Category: Procurement Card Holder, 2) Note this designation is applicable only if Procurement Card is issued.
  • Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver’s License as well as continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver’s Training course.

Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a stationary position operating production equipment or personal computers for long periods of time and frequently moving about inside the office; requires the need to regularly position self and assemble studio sets, select and arrange cameras, film stock, operate audio or lighting equipment. Requires the need to travel to other locations, on and off campus. Good balance, agility, ability to distinguish color and occasional lifting up to 35 lbs. is also required.
Position involves frequent periods of field and studio video production and extended periods of computer work broken up by communication with student assistants, interns, and staff for information and coordination of projects and collaborative efforts, work is performed with typical video/production and office equipment. Outdoors filming may involve inclement weather and dirty/dusty conditions. Benefits
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act ( ACA ) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage. About the University and Community
California State University ( CSU ), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.
Open Date (posting open date) 12/15/2021 Close Date (posting close date) 01/26/2022 Open Until Filled No Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide a link to a recent Demo Reel.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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