CLASSIFICATION NO. 037
VIDEO PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Under general supervision, to coordinate video productions and to oversee projects from pre-production planning and development through post-production evaluation; to lead the work of contracted employees; and to do other work as required.
The Cable Communications Division within the Public and Government Relations Department broadcasts the Clackamas County Government Channel (CCGC), producing live broadcasts, documentaries, meetings, workshops, public service announcements and original County-produced programming for cable subscribers. The Division also monitors customer service standards for cable companies in the County's unincorporated area and provides complaint resolution, reviews rates, issues rate orders and negotiates franchise renewals and transfers.
The Video Production Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating and overseeing the production of field video shoots. Specific functions include establishing and monitoring the production schedule and budget, scheduling and assigning work to contracted employees, and providing hands-on production assistance in the field.
The Video Production Coordinator differs from the Video Network System Specialist which is responsible for coordinating all technical equipment and systems aspects of the Cable Communications Division for field and studio production and playback.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
- Assess the needs and goals for video productions; meets with clients to develop production ideas; establishes and negotiates project budget; coordinates technical aspects of production; schedules facilities, equipment and staff; surveys shoot locations for technical criteria, determines lighting, audio and camera requirements; provides field production assistance to contracted videographers.
- Develops and creates programming projects; conducts research, coordinates resources and establishes client contacts; oversees production schedules, tracks shows progress, monitors quality and ensures deadlines are met; acts as liaison between videographers, channel and clients.
- Creates and reviews program scripts and public service announcements to ensure content, writing style and facts are accurate; develops and implements weekly channel program schedule and distributes to multiple media sources for publication.
- Recruits, trains, schedules and coordinates the work of videographers, voice talent, program hosts and other contracted employees; develops, prepares and administers contracts with video production staff.
- Develops and administers Division's production budget; monitors invoices from contracted employees; assists with development of Division's annual budget.
- Writes Division's annual report and other regular production progress reports; assists in developing processes and policies within the Division to effectively manage the workflow; contributes to promotional efforts for all programming material and creation of new program series for the channel; writes and copies promotional material for the web and channel.
- Reviews and processes completed programs; maintains video library system, community readerboard and Division's web page; acquires programming materials from other television sources; duplicates videotapes; records dubs; assists with routine equipment maintenance and repairs.
- Operates camera on multi-camera shoots; shoots videos and interviews as needed; runs remote camera system for live government meetings; cuts voice tracks for programs.
- Maintains inventory associated with video production; arranges equipment rentals; consults with vendors and makes bid requests.
- Responds to customer concerns and work with cable companies to find resolution; reviews cable franchise agreements on compliance issues; review reimbursement requests from Educational Access provider.
- Participates in local and national conferences, meetings and seminars to remain current on cable-related technology and represents channel; prepares award entries.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Working knowledge of: Principles and practices of cable television production and operation; operation and maintenance of video, audio and lighting equipment; methods and techniques of video production and broadcast production techniques; industry and Federal Communications Commission quality standards; computer-based editing systems; principals and techniques of budget preparation and administration; government accounting practices; basic math; English grammar and composition; office equipment, including personal computers and software programs.
Skill to: Operate video production equipment including video tape recorders/players, video cameras, audio mixers, microphones, lighting and other necessary equipment; prepare and administer budgets; work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; prepare accurate and detailed reports; establish and maintain effective working relationship with County employees, the public, contractors and vendors; coordinate the work of vendors and contractors; operate computer software and other office equipment.
Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.
MINIMUM RECRUITING STANDARDS
Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.