5219 Production Manager

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Production Manager

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5219

GRADE 33

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Internet Specialist

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Provost, Student Development and Public Affairs

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Production Manager is responsible for project management including development, tracking, and outcomes based on project needs, objectives, format, and methodology, target audience, content, budgeted resources, and project timelines.  The Production Manager provides comprehensive web services for the Office of the Provost and related administrative units and coordinates and performs the required design, development, production, and distribution of media materials that support instructional, informational, promotional, training, and other needs.  The Production Manager interacts with a variety of professionals such as writers, instructional designers, graphic designers, and production personnel and with a variety of University clients, including administrators, faculty, staff, and students, project participants and others as required to facilitate project outcomes.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in two or more of the following areas is required:  communications, instructional technology, electronic arts, graphic design, media production, or web development, including coursework in web design/development and interactive authoring.

Experience: At least two years of applied experience in multimedia, web design/development, and interactive authoring is required.  Producing, directing, editing, and performing the technical aspects of audio/video recording and post production is required.  Production experience with computer-based delivery systems such as DVD and CD ROM, web delivery, and audio/video streaming is preferred.  

Skills: Competence on non-linear production systems and software applications operating on both Apple Macintosh (OS X) and Windows-based systems is required.   Proficiency using professional non-linear production applications, such as Final Cut Studio, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, or the equivalent is required.  Additional experience using digital design applications, such as Adobe After Effects, Lightwave, or the equivalent is preferred.  Mastery of accessibility and usability design across multiple interactive platforms using standards-based design methods is required.  Competence in XHTML, CSS, Javascript, web page, and web-based project development within University standards is required.  The ability to use Adobe Creative Suite 2 (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Go Live), Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Fireworks, or the equivalent is required.  Project development and project management skills are required.  Effective oral and written communication skills are required.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively within a team are required.  Supervisory skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and carry equipment and materials weighing up to fifty pounds and climb ladders to heights of 20 feet. 

Other:  A valid Missouri Driver’s License is required.  Visual acuity is required for camera work, color rendition, and reading screen displays.  Audio acuity within the normal range is required.  The scope of the position occasionally requires evening and weekend work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Formulates, develops, and evaluates procedures, processes, tools, and techniques that support management and facilitation of the multimedia production process and project creation by tracking project production timelines, managing, revising, and updating project content, project quality assurance, and Production Manager services, and facilitating project communication and correspondence between developer(s) and client(s).

2. Oversees and provides project development/management and production services by using various media formats and delivery platforms such as CD-ROMs, DVDs, and web-based systems, creating, designing, developing, producing, and delivering instructional, training, and other analog and/or audio/video multimedia materials, and creating linear and nonlinear interactive applications that support for-credit academic courses, administrative requests, training programs, Academic Outreach program materials, and other projects serving University needs.

3. Oversees and provides comprehensive web development and content management services for the Office of the Provost and related administrative offices and facilitates communication among Office of the Provost staff to produce relevant, timely, and accurate information for the websites.

4. Works cooperatively and collaboratively with other personnel and other University departments and units, including guest lecturing and providing seminar presentations.

5. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

6. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, participating in industry-specific professional organizations, and attending training and/or other course required by the Internet Specialist.

7. Contributes to the overall success of Student Development and Public Affairs and the Office of the Provost by performing other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Production Manager is supervised by the Internet Specialist and supervises student workers.  

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED NOVEMBER 2012

JOB FAMILY 3

Factor 1: Educational/Experience Requirements of the Job

Level 7 - 1379 Points: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Level 7 as indicated by the Equivalencies Chart, when permitted by the Minimum Acceptable Qualifications.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 4 - 1196 Points: Supervision of a work group including hiring, training, planning, and directing the work of employees. At this level the job often requires close supervision of a rather small number of permanent employees, and/or small numbers of part-time workers, graduate assistants, and/or student workers performing relatively complicated technical or skilled work, and/or other groups of employees at a similar level. At this level it is frequently necessary to train and instruct others, and plan and direct work. Supervisory responsibilities may consume moderate amounts of work time and may include general work planning tasks.

Factor 3: Skill, Complexity, and Technical Mastery

Level 5 - 1600 Points: Knowledge of information technology methods and procedures applicable to several types of work processes. Knowledge permits the employee to carry out work assignments where the objectives are clearly identified and can be accomplished by adapting precedents and established practices.

Factor 4: Budgetary Control

Level 2 - 386 Points: Individuals in jobs at this level actively document, monitor, and control expenditures. At this level incumbents may recommend minor expenditures but have no real authority over budgets.

Factor 5: Work Environment and Physical Demands

Level 1 - 25 Points: The work environment has only everyday discomforts associated with an office or commercial vehicle. The work area is adequately lighted, heated or cooled, and ventilated. Work is largely sedentary involving mostly sitting with occasional walking, standing, bending, or carrying of small items. No special physical demands are required of the work.

Factor 6: Work Impact and Effect

Level 2 - 1620 Points: Work products or services impact the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services. Work activities may be complex, but normally involve addressing conventional problems or situations with established methods to supply departments, programs, classes, or units with information, software, or equipment they use to perform their work. Improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failures affect performance, create delays, and/or otherwise affect the welfare of programs or individuals. While improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failures have significant effects, the effects are more often inconvenient rather than severe and impact relatively few people. Improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failures are normally correctable in the short-to-medium term with relatively minor costs and delays, but emergency repairs are typically unavailable.