Broadcast Production Director #196

Washington D.C.
Jan 31, 2023
Feb 14, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

Broadcast Production Director #196

Work hours: 8:30am-5:30pm
Pay Band: SAA-10 - $98000-$146992
Remote Work Status: Onsite / FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date Range: 1/30/2023-2/13/2023
This vacancy announcement closes at 7pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Job Description
Work involves directing broadcasts for public distribution and providing production related equipment and systems support. Team leader duties require the incumbent to assign and monitor the work of assigned technical production staff, and assist in training new employees. The incumbent has frequent contact with Senatorial and committee staffs to coordinate script and production requirements and with outside public and news groups in setting up dial-up video conferencing and live satellite news feeds. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Broadcast Production Manager or Broadcast Section Supervisor.

Examples of Work
Directs the multi-camera broadcast of Senate proceedings to public and news outlets; directs the broadcast of Senate hearings; directs studio productions in a variety of formats including live satellite feeds, live cable call-in shows, and dial-up video conferencing. Manages radio actuality service; coordinates with Senate staff the production requirements for radio programs; schedules radio productions; prepares daily work orders, engineers and coordinates remote recordings of news conferences and interviews. Develops and schedules crew work assignments for studio programming; assists in producing new programming and coordinating script and show requirements with press staff and studio crew; serves as writer and producer on special projects. Operates a variety of production related equipment and systems; maintains and oversees the administration and use of equipment; troubleshoots and calibrates production equipment and performs preventative maintenance. Writes, edits and/or maintains procedures and manuals. Assists with performance evaluations of Broadcast Technicians. Serves as Technical Director in his/her absence. Participates in Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning, including exercises, drills and training. Performs scheduling tasks and production staff assignments in the absence of the Production Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a Bachelor’s Degree in radio/television production or a related field; and three to five years of experience directing live studio and field productions with a working knowledge of related technical positions; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of the techniques used to direct studio and field productions.
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance requirements of video and audio television production equipment.
  • Ability to operate production equipment used to produce broadcast quality television productions.
  • Ability to direct diverse productions, coordinate production requirements, schedule productions, and substitute as Broadcast Technical Director.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to deal with others, using tact and diplomacy.


Work is performed in an office or in the field and requires sitting or standing for long periods and may require safely lifting objects up to 50 pounds.

Licenses, Certification and Other Requirements
A driver’s license may be required. For education requirements please see Minimum Qualifications.

Conditions of Employment
To be employed by a Senate employing office in a paid position in the continental United States an individual must:
1. Be a U.S. citizen;
2. Be lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B);
3. Be (i) admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157 or granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. § 1158 and (ii) have filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible; or
4. Owe allegiance to the U.S. (i.e., qualify as a non-citizen U.S. national under federal law).

Employment is contingent on background / security investigation results.  


The SAA provides a highly competitive benefits package for all SAA staff. Our benefits extend beyond health care coverage to help provide employees with student loan reimbursement, professional development, transportation subsidy, TSP/retirement savings, access to our Employee Assistance Program, and more! For more information regarding SAA’s benefits, please visit 


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the SAA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAA and need special assistance or an accommodation to complete the application process, please submit your request to email with “Accommodation” in the subject line.


If you are identifying as veterans' preference eligible under the VEOA, please use this link  []to complete your application for Veterans' Preference AFTER you apply for this position. The link will also be available on the "Thank You" page after you have submitted your job application.

Candidates only need to apply one time for veterans’ preference to be considered for all future veterans’ preference positions within the Senate Sergeant at Arms. 

  • All supporting documents must ONLY be provided within the Veterans’ Preference Application and within the stated deadline of the job announcement.
  • Late applications for veterans’ preference will not be considered.
  • Documentation to obtain veterans’ preference will not be considered if attached to the job application.
  • If you need to revise or resubmit your Application for Veterans' Preference/documents, please withdraw your previous Application for Veterans' Preference and resubmit. If you require assistance, please email
  • To view additional information regarding the VEOA, please click here [].

An applicant who declines to self-identify as a disabled veteran and/or to provide information and documentation regarding his/her disabled veteran’s status will not be subjected to an adverse employment action, but the individual may be ruled ineligible for veterans’ preference.

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