Cerritos College — Multimedia Production Specialist II

Multimedia Production Specialist II

Salary: $79,730.64 – $96,179.52 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Multimedia Production Spec. II
Closing: 3/24/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Multimedia Production Spec. II
Division: Academic Success

Equity and Diversity
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

Closing Date
This position will close on March 24, 2023 at 11:59 PM (or when 150 applications are received, whichever occurs sooner).

College Profile
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu

Department Profile

The Media Services department produces a wide variety of audio/visual services and online course support to the Cerritos College campus. Services provided include: video recording and broadcasting of live events, captioning services, video production, poster printing and/or laminating, graphic design services, audio/visual setups for on-campus events, photography, and Canvas technical support.

Plans, conceptualizes, and produces multi-media programs for online learning learning classes, public information and access, and special events. Consults with and assists faculty, staff, and others to produce presentation quality videos. Coordinates and participates in the distribution of audio-visual and distance education equipment and materials to campus locations. Coordinates closed captioning for College online courses and events.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Multimedia Production Specialist II is a senior-level technical position requiring specialized training in all aspects of video production including, but not limited to conceptualizing and directing production of instructional videos, and demonstrated understanding of multi-media production equipment such as computers, peripherals, and transmission devices. The Multimedia Production Specialist II supports live event production to remote sites and requires formal training and experience in television production and broadcast engineering.

Job Duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the producer for audio and video productions and recordings used for instructional, promotional and other college applications.
  • Designs, conceptualizes, and coordinates production of instructional and other videos. Produces videos for use in education and other College functions. Meets with clients (faculty and administrators) to develop and discuss course, meeting, or conference objectives. Coordinates, shoots, and/or edits content to produce the video.
  • Performs a variety of technical duties supporting audio and video media production such as, but not limited to, pre-production planning and post-production editing and titling, writing of scripts, slide shows, and closed captioning. Assures high technical quality of final product.
  • Performs logistics functions for productions such as preparing cost estimates, designing and adjusting sets and lighting, and scheduling airtime.
  • Coordinates and maintains the learning management system and related platforms.
  • Performs repair and maintenance of electronic media equipment and systems, troubleshooting problems by reading electronic schematics, using electronic test equipment, oscilloscopes, multimeter, and other devices.
  • Consults with and recommends options to faculty and staff for video enhanced presentations.
  • Prepares and distributes program, procedure, and participant materials and manuals, technical documentation describing equipment operation, room setup, and amplification for areas such as, but not limited to online learning, live and pre-recorded meetings, and events.
  • Develops and maintains departmental web pages. Assists faculty with development of web pages that support online learning.
  • Participates in the design and advertising of online learning capabilities in external publications. Interacts with representatives of satellite programming distributors for District programming needs.
  • Organizes the studio areas to assure compliance with safety standards and the security of equipment. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • May be required to lay out, organize and facilitate production aspects of special events and conferences that occur on evenings and weekends.
  • Conducts periodic research of industry trends in broadcast technology, grant opportunities, software, and operations of other online learning entities.
  • Delivers, sets up, and retrieves multimedia equipment at a variety of locales.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
The position requires a Bachelor's degree in a media or communications and 3 years of multi-media production experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Professional knowledge of the most current industry standards in video production and live broadcasting of video. Experience with the latest audio and video recording and editing equipment such as HD and 4k cameras and digital audio recorders. Knowledge and skill using video and audio non-linear editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and/or Final Cut Pro. Skill in editing, camera work, and studio lighting techniques. Ability to work in a studio environment. Familiarity with lighting equipment and its uses. Ability to setup and operate audio systems and mixing boards. Should be able to operate, troubleshoot, and facilitate repair of all equipment related to multimedia productions. Familiarity with ADA requirements, including the captioning of videos. Creative visualization, editing, and program development skills. Well-developed language and writing skills to produce manuals, equipment instructions, and program materials. Ability to work with end users to determine specific program needs and creatively develop programs to meet those needs. Basic knowledge of marketing and customer relations concepts. Ability to work a schedule that is flexible and will conform to class schedules, including working extended hours to accommodate off-hours events.

Supplemental Information
Knowledge and Skills
Requires specialized professional knowledge of the principles and practices of design and coordination of broadcasting and networking systems that support multi-media production. Requires a working knowledge of television programming concepts, principles, methodology and techniques. Requires basic knowledge of marketing and customer relations concepts. Requires in-depth knowledge of the use and repair of equipment used in media production such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, and testing devices. Requires skill in editing, non-linear editing, and camera work. Requires knowledge and skill using video and audio editing software such as Adobe Premier Pro. Requires creative, visualization editing and program development skills. Requires skill at prioritizing, planning and communicating program activity sequencing. Requires well-developed language and writing skill to produce manuals, equipment instructions, and program materials. Requires sufficient human relations skills to work cooperatively with others to explain technical concepts and to facilitate discussions with small groups. Requires sufficient math skills to read, summarize, and record detailed numbers and measurements.

Requires the ability to design and produce multimedia presentations and programming. Must be able to operate all of the equipment related to multimedia production. Requires the ability to operate cameras, special effects generators, microphone systems, audio boards, and other specialized equipment common to live television studio broadcasting. Must be able to determine methods of transmitting signals to and from remote areas. Must be able to work with end users to determine specific program needs and creatively develop programs to meet those needs. Must be able to plan and prioritize projects to meet required schedules and timelines. Requires the ability to work in a studio environment subject to noise from equipment operation. Requires the ability to work a schedule that is flexible and will conform to distance education class schedules, including split shifts and extended hours to resolve technical issues. Requires the specific ability to work with faculty, supporting their efforts to present information and materials over online learning networks. Requires the ability to maintain cooperative and productive relationships with others.

Physical Abilities
Incumbent must be able to work indoors in a studio/control room environment and/or occasionally outdoors, engaged in work of primarily a moderately active nature. Requires the ability to maintain cardiovascular fitness to engage in moderately active physical labor such as carrying equipment to locales for shoots. Must be able to use near and far vision to write, to read printed materials and computer screens, and to observe studio productions, including television monitors and camera view finders, often for lengthy periods of time. Requires sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary and telephonic conversation and to hear and adjust quality of sound transmission. Requires manual hand-eye-arm and finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard, mouse or other pointing device, and specialized television control room equipment. Requires the ability to stand upright and forward flexing during remote shoots, lift (from overhead, waist and floor levels (50 lbs. max.), carry (50 lbs. max.), and move boxes of video tapes and other materials and equipment in the studio and remote sites.

Licenses and Certificates
May require a valid driver's license.

Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors where some safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of medium weight, yet, awkward materials.

Salary/Fringe Benefits

Grade 45 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($6,644.22 -$8,014.96/month).

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

Participation in the Public Employee's Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security.

Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, 12-calendar month classified position

Hours of employment are:

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.

Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.

Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College – Chapter 2 – Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage

**Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas

Application Procedures

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.

Required Documents

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Cover letter / Letter of Interest


Two to four samples of work that showcase your complete knowledge of video production. The committee would like to see evidence of directing, editing, lighting, sound, and graphic elements.

Optional Document

Recommendation Letters

To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3906233/multimedia-production-specialist-ii

The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .jeid-b0f3dd66609e954fbc060ae1716c1541

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