The KBVR-TV Film Project Producer is responsible for coordinating and producing a high-quality, post-produced video for KBVR-TV. Formats can include short films, documentaries, or other high quality production. They are responsible for the content, which will be broadcast on channel 26 and online, and for uploading full video to KBVR’s online platforms, including YouTube and Facebook.
The Film Project 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 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 Film Project Producer Responsibilities
- Oversee and create content for a scheduled, high quality post-produced work for air on KBVR-TV and online that is aligned with OMN’s goals to build a welcoming, engaging and inclusive environment.
- The work must be thoroughly planned, and may be formatted as a mini-documentary, short film, scripted drama/comedy, or other film projects.
- Work with station manager to determine a production schedule including strict deadlines for scripting, shooting, and completed editing
- Create a storyboard and script and provide to station manager as proof of concept
- Film project must be completed and all final edits made no later than week 8 of the term.
- Fully and accurately caption the film project for air on channel 26 and YouTube
- Meet all deadlines.
- Organize and promote a premiere event to be held in the KBVR TV Studio.
- Work must first air live on channel 26 and/or live online streaming
- Ensure all shoots are properly staffed with dedicated crew members
- Cut a short video tease for the film, 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 24 hours prior to premiere.
- Optimize film for YouTube and upload to KBVR-TV YouTube page within 24 hours of premiere and properly label it with appropriate title, description, tags, and cover image.
- 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 of premiere. Send link to each TV team member, crew member, and all guests.
- Share links to full efilmon YouTube immediately following the premiere
- 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: 5 hours per week at $230 per month