Under direct supervision and dependent on experience and/or training in media production, creates multimedia stories that inform the Iowa City community about the activities and initiatives of City and nonprofit entities. Assists professional staff with video production including planning, writing, set-up/clean-up, lighting, interviewing, shooting, editing and distribution for cable TV, website and social media. Receives assignments from the Media Production Specialist. Contacts and schedules interviews related to assigned projects. Assists staff with planning and/or conducting interviews. Records interviews using professional video equipment. Captures supplemental visual material (also known as b-roll). Hosts or presents individual stories and programs on-air as assigned. Edits video and audio material into segments for City Channel 4, citychannel4.com and social media. Receives on-the-job training and supervision related to: operation of a variety of video production equipment, including Sony FS-5 video cameras, electronic field production (EFP), video studio production, video editing using Final Cut Pro 10, and video production troubleshooting. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned and all requirements of specific academic programs.
One year of audio/visual experience or current educational study in journalism, media production, or in a related field is desired but not required. Knowledge of basic journalistic practices, interviewing, videography, scripting, editing, audio, and lighting techniques desired. Basic computer skills required. Ability to read and understand written technical materials in order to perform production activities required. Ability to receive directions and/or oral instructions required. Must pass criminal background check.
It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees. Persons who are members of a protected class are encouraged to apply.
About City of Iowa City
Employing approximately 600 permanent employees and 400 temporary and seasonal employees, the City of Iowa City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection, construction and maintenance of roads, streets and infrastructure, inspection and licensing functions, solid waste collection and recycling services which include the operation of a landfill serving all of Johnson County, a municipal airport, library, recreational activities and cultural events. The City owns and operates its water supply and distribution system and sewage collection and treatment system with secondary treatment also provided. The City operates a municipal off-street and on-street parking system in the downtown area. The City also operates a transit system. The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive wages and an excellent benefits package for eligible positions."