Fairfax, Virginia
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Jan 02, 2021
Jan 16, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Nationally recognized, award-winning government cable television channel seeks highly skilled, results-oriented television producer/director. Produces and directs field and studio productions for the government access channels and the internal training network. Meets with communicators from various county agencies, conceptualizes programs to meet communication needs, writes scripts, designs graphics, and performs digital non-linear editing. Directs live and remote productions. Coordinates and produces simultaneous productions. Works in a team environment with assistant producers, camera operators and engineers. Stays current with technological trends.

Illustrative Duties

  • Provides primary technical support and expertise to agency users in the planning of cable programs for the government access channels, from pre-production to post-production;
  • Produces/directs field and studio location productions for the government access channels and institutional network;
  • Coordinates and produces simultaneous productions on the government access channels;
  • Performs script writing duties as assigned on government access productions;
  • Oversees editing of all productions on the government access channels and institutional network;
  • Analyzes program production requests and determines staff hours needed to accomplish same;
  • Plans and coordinates contract personnel schedules and assignments for productions;
  • Assists in the preparation of the programming budget, making recommendations on future staff and equipment needs;
  • Conceptualizes and plans integration of computer graphics and other technical production elements into government access logos and illustrations;
  • Plans and delivers training programs on usage of video equipment and elements of production to staff;
  • Supervises video production personnel in performance of productions.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the theory, techniques and current equipment utilized in producing commercial quality video programs;
  • Ability to conceive and write scripts for video productions;
  • Ability to organize and coordinate all elements of program production;
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, other County officials, community groups, and the general public;
  • Ability to supervise subordinates in the accomplishment of video productions.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in media communications, journalism, or a related field; p lus five years of progressively responsible work in television production, with at least three years of experience as a producer or director.

Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Film Production, or Video Production. Seven or more years post-graduation experience in video production, including 5 years as a producer and director, and as a supervisor. Demonstrated experience with scripting, field and studio production, live, multi-camera production, and AVID non-linear editing. Ability to convey creative concepts to clients and graphic designers. Ability to multitask and manage competing projects simultaneously.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Job is generally sedentary, however visual acuity is required to view images through viewfinders and on computer monitors, and auditory acuity to monitor audio levels. Must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying of items under 20 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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