TITLE Production Manager
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5219
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL)
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Provost, Student Development and Public Affairs
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 expertise and designs, develops, produces, and distributes academic media materials and platforms that support instructional, informational, promotional, training, and other needs. The Production Manager interacts with a variety of professional staff and stakeholders such as instructional designers, graphic designers, administrative staff, and production personnel and with a variety of University clients, including administrators, faculty, staff, students, project participants, and others as required.
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 non-linear digital video editing. A Master’s degree with an emphasis as described above is preferred.
Experience: At least two years of applied experience in multimedia, web design/development, and digital media design is required. Experience in producing, directing, and editing and with the technical aspects of audio/video recording in a studio environment and postproduction processes are required. Production experience with web-based delivery systems and video streaming is required.
Skills: Competence with 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, Motion 5, or the equivalent is required. Mastery of accessibility and usability design across multiple interactive platforms using standards-based design methods is required. Competence in web page and web-based project development within University standards is required. The ability to use Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) or the equivalent is required. Project development and project management skills are required. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading and editing, 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.
Other: 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 to manage and facilitate project creation and the multimedia production process, tracks project production timelines, manages, revises, and updates project content, project quality assurance, and production manager services, and facilitates project communication and correspondence between developer(s) and client(s).
2. Provides project development, management, and production services to deliver instructional content, training, and multimedia support to serve academic needs.
3. Provides production expertise and training to faculty in the Mediasite Studio (lecture capture) and other FCTL production facilities to ensure high quality production value and effective instructional outcomes.
4. Works with the Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning to provide comprehensive marketing, communication, and services for FCTL and its sponsored events, e.g. Showcase on Teaching and Learning, Online Development Boot Camp, Accessibility Workshops, and FCTL faculty fellow events.
5. Works with Instructional Designers to provide comprehensive training and appropriate support for faculty in the Mediasite Studio and facilitates editing, publishing, and distribution of media to ensure quality.
6. Facilitates an efficient office operation by assisting with the maintenance of media files, graphics, and stock image or audio libraries.
7. Maintains records of expenses, supplies, and other associated costs and provides required reports of production costs and inventories.
8. Helps to ensure the operational condition of the production studio and Mediasite studio, that the equipment is technologically up-to-date, and researches, evaluates, and recommends equipment upgrades and purchases.
9. Works cooperatively and collaboratively with other personnel and other University departments and units, including guest lecturing and providing seminar presentations.
10. Supervises student employees as needed by training, assigning work, and monitoring performance.
11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
12. 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 Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
13. Contributes to the overall success of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning by performing other duties as assigned.
The Production Manager is supervised by the Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED FEBRUARY 2019