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Studio Technical Operations Specialist

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Seaver College

The Communication Division of Seaver College seeks a Studio Technical Operations Specialist to maintain the technical integrity and cohesion of our production facilities including the studio, control room, newsroom/classroom space, edit bays, audio recording suite and radio station, servers, and all transmission (including fiber and digital). This position is vital to the success of our academic programs in media production and journalism. The knowledge and support this person provides helps the division equip students with the tools to tell meaningful stories across media platforms.


  • Design, install, repair, and maintain all production-related equipment in the CCB studio, newsroom, control room, radio station, and post production spaces.
  • Support live/recorded programming and conduct quality control of all outgoing feeds, This includes keeping track of all relevant licenses and broadcast standards including digital media and audio regulations.
  • Work closely with the Facilities Manager to maintain and purchase necessary equipment (elements include cameras, lenses, video servers, switchers and other video recording devices).
  • Maintain servers.
  • Work to ensure a predictable production experience and outstanding results, including designated "on call" responsibilities relating to support of the studio.
  • Offer support to students working in the studio in an official capacity as well as those using the equipment for class or co-curricular productions.
  • Engage in planning meetings with faculty and staff related to purchasing, instruction, and other studio-related topics that require their expertise.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelors degree or technical degree in radio, television, or film production. 3-5 years technical operations or engineering experience in radio, television, and/or film production. Experience setting up, developing , and maintaining networks and servers for an organization. Candidate should be proficient in the managing, operating, maintaining, and coordinating aspects of television, radio, narrative media production and multimedia broadcasting. Including but not limited to live streaming and field productions. Candidate should be familiar with pre-production, production and post production facilities. Knowledge of network and server maintenance and operations. Adobe Creative Cloud. Mac OSX and Windows Systems. Studio lighting and maintenance. General knowledge of television/film/broadcast equipment. Microsoft Excel and Word. Working knowledge of streaming devices and their capabilities. Analog and digital production. General knowledge of ATSC 3.0.

Preferred: Advanced training in production technology and network engineering. Experience across platforms. Experience with a media organization that has a strong Online presence, either in news or entertainment. Experience in an educational production environment. Familiarity with the major equipment houses and experts in Southern California. Demonstrated ability to obtain expert advice on new equipment needs, purchases, and the future of filmed news and entertainment. Ability to maintain exceedingly clean and orderly studio. Live field equipment set-up and use with IP and cellular networks. (LiveU equipment). Studio camera set-up and operation [Sony HDVS / Sony HDC 1550]. Video switcher set-up, operation, and student training [Sony MVS-8000/8000SF System with CCP-8000 Series Center Control Panel]. Inception news software. Xpression graphics.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Advertised: Pacific Standard Time
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