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Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2022

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Production Technical Director

Arizona State University


Campus: Downtown Phoenix



Job Description

This is highly technical and creative position, requiring skills in production and production technology. The person will be responsible for running the production switcher and directing a high level Broadcast Television show. They will work in the production control room, studio, and edit bay or in the field, ensuring audio and video quality match internal and external standards. Will assist in helping staff and students to trouble shoot systems and provide guidance on proper control room and studio production techniques


Salary Range

Depends on experience


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Serve as the technical and creative lead for show production.
  • Work with a Sony 8000 production switcher, setup Sony cameras and be able to read video scopes.
  • Prepare all broadcast control room and studio devices for daily broadcast operations.
  • Determine if equipment is functioning properly; perform adjustments and minor maintenance on equipment as needed.
  • Set-up, adjust and check studio camera equipment to maintain proper picture quality for broadcasting.
  • Respond for emergency situations as technical difficulties arise; determine proper response and repair equipment or notify proper senior team members.


Minimum Qualifications

Six years technical directing in a professional broadcast control room for news production. Additional years’ experience operating broadcast systems including; production switcher, audio consoles, graphics systems, video servers, studio cameras and field equipment; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Two or four year degree in broadcast TV, digital media or IT.
  • Evidence of specific skills in broadcast Technology and production and or IT based video systems.
  • Technical directing experience in a professional broadcast control room for news production, providing leadership for the show. (6 years)
  • Evidence of effective communications skills.
  • Experience in working with staff and students in a deadline oriented production and news environment. Demonstrated knowledge of video switcher, television camera, audio console and studio lighting operations and set-up.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in operation of digital video recorders and players. Demonstrated knowledge of broadcasting standards and practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of production technique


Working Environment

Our facility is located at in downtown Phoenix, one of the downtown campuses of ASU. Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended period of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time. Regular activities require ability to quickly changing priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Must clearly communicate to perform essential functions. Drive ASU vehicle to and from events. Lift and carry up to 25 lbs.


Department Statement

AZ PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture — utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on Jan. 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget. AZ PBS is a member-supported community service of ASU and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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