Communications and Technology Production Assistant

Employer Village of McFarland
Location McFarland, WI
Type Part time
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Posted on May 6, 2020


This position is responsible for recording and editing cable programs to be featured on WMCF and YouTube channels. WMCF is the Public, Education, or Government (PEG) Channel for the Village of McFarland. These channels feature all that is happening within the Community of McFarland including: local sports broadcasts, concerts, community events, recreational opportunities, marketing, government meetings, and more. The Production Assistant also holds additional responsibilities including: various tasks associated with the operations of cable stations, technical needs within the Department, as well as technology support provided within the Organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Operates video, audio, and related equipment used in the recording and production of WMCF programs.
• Records, edits, and distributes recordings of government meetings, community events, school events, and other content as determined by their Supervisor.
• Assists with the installation and maintenance of video and audio equipment.
• May oversee various live and/or recorded productions in the absence of the Director.
• Creates, edits, and distributes visual and audio content.
• Responsible for still photography to support operations as needed and assigned.
• Assists Technology Specialist with various aspects of maintaining technology infrastructure of the Village.
• May also respond to Communications and Technology related issues within the organization.
• Performs other duties as required.


Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of local cable access channel operations.
• Videography as well as the principles and practices of video production.
• Video editing software and techniques.
• Television studio operations.
• Use of computers and software to create and manipulate video, images, graphics, and text.
• Pertinent law, regulatory codes, and municipal ordinances.
• The measures and standards by which the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of PEG access channel operations can be evaluated.

Ability to:
• Operate video and audio production equipment.
• Use computers in the production of live or recorded cable programs.
• Capture quality video and audio content of productions for programs.
• Troubleshoot and correct technical problems.
• Interpret and implement policy and procedural direction from the Director.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.
• Work independently with a minimum of supervision.
• Maintain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.


In carrying out the duties of this job, the employee is required to accomplish all of the tasks routinely associated with the performance of office-type functions. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally is required to perform heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity. The fine motor skills necessary to operate cameras and electronic video and audio equipment are required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
• ANALYTICAL SKILLS: Identify problems and opportunities; review possible alternative courses of action before selecting one; utilize information resources available when making decisions.
• COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Communicate ideas and information effectively in both written and oral form.
• PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS: Develop feasible, realistic solutions to problems; recommend actions designed to prevent problems from occurring; refer problems to supervisor when necessary.
• ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: Establish systematic methods of accomplishing goals.
• READING ABILITY: Effectively read and understand information contained in memoranda, reports, ordinances, codes, regulations, technical manuals, bulletins.
• TECHNICAL COMPREHENSION: Ability to learn, adopt, and apply new technology, computer systems and software programs.
• ABILITY TO COMPREHEND AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: Effectively follow verbal or written instructions from supervisor.
• MATHEMATICAL ABILITY: Calculate basic arithmetic problems (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) without aid of a calculator.
• TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS: Set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines.


A high school diploma or GED equivalency. An associate degree in a field related to production and/or cablecasting of television programming preferred. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in videography or local cable access is desired. Any combination of education and experience which in the sole discretion of the Village would demonstrate the Employee’s ability to meet the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid WI driver’s license.

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No deadline specified—Apply ASAP!