Job Opportunity — TV Producer


Akwesasne TV, LLC.

Job Description

Job Title: Producer – Television



 Job Code: 27-2012

Salary Level:  $35,000 – $55,000 (US currency)

Exempt:  Yes

Location:  2819 St. Rte95 Bombay NY, 12914 (518)333.0387

Department:  Production

Reports To:  General Manager/Executive Producer



Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job; however, any additional duties will be reasonably related to this class.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION – Under direction, plans, coordinates, produces, and directs various aspects of television programs including shooting video, editing video, producing material for on-air use, and composing graphics; schedules, coordinates, and supervises music, scenery, camera and audio work, timing, and other details of production; and operates a variety of television equipment.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES –  The following duties are typical for this classification.

  1. Produces and directs television programs for Akwesasne TV; directs programs live or on tape in the studio or in the field; produces and directs programs, on air promotions, and public service announcements.
  2. Shoots and/or edits video for a variety of programs, underwriters, promotions, and related television materials.
  3. Develops new program ideas by contacting a wide variety of experts and researching topics using a variety of sources; compiles, organizes, and prepares proposals for new programs.
  4. Designs and prepares sets, lighting schemes, scenery, and props for productions.
  5. Develops scripts for programs; selects performers and guests as assigned.
  6. Coordinates program publicity, budgets, permits and agreements.
  7. Coordinates the work of production crews and talent.
  8. Consults with and provides technical assistance to staff and other stakeholders related to the production of television programs.
  9. Operates a variety of television equipment including computers, editing equipment, camcorders, video switchers, and related equipment.
  10. Prepares and maintains a variety of reports and logs related to production activities.
  11. Serves as lead worker with assigned station personnel as necessary.
  12. Performs related duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS –  The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of: Operations, services, and activities of a television station. Principles and techniques of producing and directing live and taped television programs in the studio or in the field. The resources, principles, and methods of researching program topics. Operational characteristics of production, editing, and telecommunication equipment. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including FCC rules and regulations pertaining to station operations.

Ability to: Evaluate, select, research, and develop new program ideas. Direct and coordinate all phases of program production including script writing, publicity, budgets, taping. Design scenery, costumes and props. Processing and selection of personnel. Develop and write program scripts. Prepare program proposals. Operate a variety of television equipment including computers, editing equipment, camcorders, video switchers, and related equipment. Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines. Oversee assigned staff as necessary. Meet critical deadlines while working with frequent interruptions. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting software applications. Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines – Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training: A four year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in communications, journalism, English, or a related field; two years of directly related experience may substitute for one year of education.

Experience: Three to Five years of experience in producing television programs.

License or Certificate: Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor field environments; travel from site to site; exposure to noise and all types of weather and temperature conditions..

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.






Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with the production team. Work closely together with the General Manager, Sales Team, company stakeholders and the community of Akwesasne.

External: Work effectively with external partners, consultants and funding agencies.


Job Closing Date: March 17, 2017.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Status Card or letter to or delivered in person to the Akwesasne TV offices. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.

Will be asked to provide two references.


Akwesasne TV, LLC strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, Akwesasne TV will give preference to the qualified native applicant.



The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.



Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.



A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within Akwesasne TV, LLC for a period of six months.

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