The KBVR-TV Special Projects Show Producer is responsible for coordinating and producing live TV broadcasts for KBVR-TV. This includes live 30-minute TV shows broadcast on channel 26 and online, and the uploading of full episodes and online-exclusive content to KBVR’s online platforms, including YouTube and Facebook.
The special projects producer ensures student staff, crew members, and volunteers are held to the highest ethical and professional standards and practices. The producer assigns crew positions and responsibilities, oversees their crew, and delegates when appropriate. The producer builds others up through mentoring, coaching and supporting, while also managing and directing work.
The producer follows OMN policies and procedures to recruit, lead and supervise student staff and volunteers while advancing Orange Media Network’s reputation for excellence as a welcoming, engaging and inclusive organization.
The producer should be familiar with all aspects of TV and video production. They identify and facilitate trainings and workshops for all TV team members, including but not limited to: equipment training, producing, show directing, on-air hosting, ethics, writing, and shooting and editing video. The producer may be called upon to represent OMN publicly
- Comfortable shooting and editing video
- Knowledgeable about live studio production
- Knowledgeable about field video production
- Knowledgeable of how to create video content and able and interested in learning to create content for all media platforms
- Knowledgeable of legal regulations and ethical principles guiding television and video
- Knowledgeable of Adobe Premiere
- Must take required training on Ross Inception rundown creation system
- Must take required training on Intro to Journalism
- Capable of effectively using web tools and social media for building engagement
- Is organized and reliable
- Is a strong writer, communicator and comfortable with public speaking
- Is experienced with giving and receiving feedback
- Is capable of leading and coaching others to be their best
- Able to remain professional and calm when working with difficult individuals and situations
- Is knowledgeable and experienced in building and maintaining relationships with sources, stakeholders, partners, collaborators and the community
Meets university eligibility requirements, including but not limited to:
- Must be currently enrolled at Oregon State University for at least 6 academic credits
- Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Must remain in a good academic standing from the term prior to selection and during the entire period of employment
- Must complete all elements of Spring On-Boarding Curriculum (April 11-June 13, 2018)
- Strongly Preferred: has previously been a paid staff member, producer or crew member of KBVR-TV
- Strongly Preferred: prior attendance and participation in OMN Boot Camp
- Must attend and fully participate in OMN Boot Camp (Sept. 5-7, 2018; Sep. 10-12, 2018) and be available to work (Sep. 13-19, 2018) before school starts.
- Must participate in Welcome Week activities (Sept. 21-23, 2018)
- Ensure that you complete all OMN surveys, including but not limited to the Weekly and Term Assessments
- Hold and post regular office hours each week at Orange Media Network, at least half of these hours should be during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday). Hours may vary during different stages of the term
- Assist in planning and running Boot Camp training for KBVR-TV
- Attend and participate in weekly TV cohort meetings to train, review the week’s strengths and areas for improvement, and most importantly, brainstorm.
- Act in a professional manner at all times
- Be an enthusiastic representative of OMN
- Be an enthusiastic coach and leader for staff and volunteers
- Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as they are about their own successes
- Be good stewards of OMN resources by ensuring that OMN equipment is only used for OMN work and following OMN policies and procedures
- Be an approachable leader within the OMN organization, capable of seeing things from the 5,000-foot level and representing the entire organization as needed
- Hold crew accountable to their position descriptions and expectations, and publicly acknowledges and celebrate accomplishment and growth at all levels of the organization
- Schedule, create an agenda and hold weekly meetings with show crew members before 6pm to train, review the week’s strengths and areas for improvement, and most importantly, brainstorm, plan and execute activities for the upcoming week, month and term
- Work to create an inclusive culture of celebration and perseverance
- Think only the best, work only for the best and expect only the best
- Leave a legacy of accomplishment through an unwavering commitment to reflection, growth and serving the OSU community
- Consider audience needs in all content and production
- Grow audience engagement in accordance with goals set during BootCamp and in collaboration with marketing and other mediums
- Notify adviser and the Director of OMN immediately should any ethical, legal, personnel or controversial problems occur
- Alert professional staff immediately on issues with equipment, and proactively collaborate with adviser on anticipating and resolving issues with student staff, productions, participants, guest and viewer issues
- Respond to emails and phone calls the same day, professionally representing OMN
- Immediately respond to questions and comments from viewers with the utmost professionalism
- Work to ensure that KBVR-TV content is current, relevant, and consistent with OMN’s mission, vision, and policies
- Ensure all content strives to be representative of the myriad of experiences and identities of the OSU community through source selection, guest selection, topic selection, and image selection
Hiring and payroll
- Disciplinary action must be approved by adviser, based on University Human Resources guidelines and following OMN’s 3-strike process
- Follow hiring or volunteer-onboarding process and immediately report all new hires or volunteers to the Administrative Program Specialist so that they can complete forms.
- Ensure that all volunteers have completed the volunteer agreement form, are eligible and consistently meet expectations
- Provide leadership, coaching, and mentorship to the KBVR-TV crew and establish procedures that encourage learning, student participation, accountability and media excellence
- Ensure you and your staff are using, checking and responding to BaseCamp for project management
- Ensure staff have completed all required training before taking on assignments
- Set high standards and hold staff to those expectations and in accordance to OMN policies and procedures
- Work collaboratively with other mediums to create a welcoming and inter-disciplinary environment
- Ensure that all students are given opportunities to grow and try new roles, positions and leadership opportunities. Collaborate with adviser on new ways for staff to advance in their skills
- Other duties as assigned by the adviser, director, and TV summer station manager
KBVR-TV Special Project Producer Responsibilities
- Create and oversee content for a series of special broadcasts focusing on topics of social or community significance. The shows will be of the highest quality both in technical skill and in interest to the community.
- Topics will be decided in conjunction with OMN’s Mission, and coordinated with input from all OMN Student Leaders.
- Each show will have a unique theme. Topics should demonstrate social siginificance or be about an issue that is relevent to the community.
- Each episode will feature interviews from multiple, relevant sources (either live or recorded) that showcase all sides of the issue. Information presented should follow all SPJ Code of Ethics standards – everything should be accurate, fact-checked, and fair.
- Bring in a live studio audience for each episode. Engage with the audience in real-time using social media, audience participation, or other methods.
- Make full use of the KBVR-TV studios for every broadcast, including but not limited to: multiple sets in Studios A and B, live shots from locations on campus (MU Ballroom, Global Community Kitchen, SEC Lobby, SEC Plaza, etc).
- Episodes will be 30 minutes long (with PSA breaks), and air monthly on KBVR-TV during the acadmic year.
- Shows will air at 5 p.m. Exact dates to be determined by TV Station Manager
- Meet all deadlines.
- Shows must first air live on channel 26 and live online streaming
- Ensure all shows are properly staffed with dedicated crew members (director, TD, cameras, audio, etc.)
- Cut a short video tease for each episode, with airtimes and how to watch, to air on channel 26 and be shared on social media. Must be complete and shared with Web & Mobile Manager, TV station manager and OMN Marketing team at least one week prior to live broadcast.
- Use Inception software to build a detailed rundown for each episode, and share rundown with the crew and station manager.
- When live show is completed, optimize show for YouTube and upload to KBVR-TV YouTube page within 24 hours and properly label it with appropriate title, description, tags, and cover image.
- Responsible for ensuring all videos (both broadcast and online) have complete and accurate open captioning. Provide full scripts, transcripts and prep material to station manager no later than 24 hours before airtime to ensure live captioners can review and ensure accuracy.
- Create and tend to a regular social media promotion schedule under the direction of the TV station manager and Web & Mobile Social Media Manager.
- Ensure all content on KBVR-TV (channel 26, online, and social media) is accurate, fair, engaging, and of high technical and ethical quality prior to broadcast or upload.
- Share links to live stream on social media prior to every live broadcast. Send link to each TV team member, crew member, and all guests on the shows. Share the link to the live stream with all show guests prior to every live broadcast
- Share links to full episodes on YouTube immediately following the broadcast
- Be a collaborator with fellow OMN leaders in the shared use of facilities, equipment and content to benefit all OMN publications, mediums and audience
Pay Rate: $210 per finished episode