The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is seeking a Media and Broadcast Lab Specialist to supervise the school equipment lab and mentor students producing content for the Cronkite School. Responsibilities also include shared leadership of summer camps and assisting faculty. In addition, this person will capture video and edit program material for the Cronkite School and Arizona PBS as assigned.
Campus/LocationCampus: Downtown Phoenix
Marketing & Media Relations
Department NameJournalism & Mass Comm
VP CodeVP/EXEC VICE PROV DPC
Scope of Search
Grant Funded Position
This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.
Depends on experience
Supervises the equipment checkout lab, hiring and supervising student staff.
Mentors and trains videography to students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Assists in supervision and instructs Cronkite School high school camps as assigned.
Assists faculty at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in area of videography.
Captures program material for production using video camera equipment; makes technical decisions regarding such elements as appropriate lighting, shooting angle and placement and type of microphone; receives explicit instructions regarding assignment.
Edits and assembles final visual/audio program material; ensures consistency and relevancy to production; monitors technical quality of end product.
Assists a producer regarding preconceived ideas and physical realities of production setting.
Tests all equipment to determine technical quality of recording, audio and lighting apparatus prior to operation in the field.
Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting Instructional Technology, Communications, or related field AND two years media production and design experience; OR, six years’ experience in media production and design experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Knowledge of field production techniques and standards.
Knowledge of current events, including sports and politics.
Knowledge of broadcast rules, regulations and guidelines.
Knowledge of equipment utilized in writing, production and editing including newsroom management software (ENPS or similar), non-linear editing software.
Knowledge of both studio and remote production.
Knowledge of Arizona law in regard to journalism, libel, privacy, public records, open meetings, etc.
Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Skill in visualizing and shooting concepts effectively.
Ability to mentor and coach.
Activities are often (but not exclusively) performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. This position, on occasion, is required to travel to off-site locations and operate camera equipment to produce professional videos of events. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.
Typical Schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm, to include some evening and weekend hours.
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs. The school, which was named in Cronkite’s honor in 1984, prepares the next generation of journalists in both the time-honored fundamentals embraced by Cronkite and the multimedia skills necessary to thrive as journalists in the digital age. Housed in a $71 million state-of-the-art media complex in downtown Phoenix, the school has been featured in The New York Times and The Times of London as a leader in 21st century journalism education. It is the home of Arizona PBS, the Carnegie-Knight News 21 initiative and the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The Cronkite School offers 10 professional programs, including a nightly television news broadcast, digital news bureaus in Washington and Phoenix, sports bureaus in Los Angeles and Phoenix, a strategic public relations agency, an entrepreneurial digital innovation lab, a digital production bureau, a business bureau and a newsgathering and civic journalism bureau.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Fingerprint Check Statement
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.