ESSER III-Video Production Specialist

Alexandria, Virginia
Dec 17, 2021
May 11, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The video production specialist serves as an integral part of the storytelling function in the Office of Communications, supporting the photography, video production, and audio recording needs of ACPS, and managing the television production studio in Alexandria City High School (ACHS). This position assists with obtaining footage, editing, using graphics, and producing final videos. The video production specialist ensures that the television studio at ACHS is maintained in good condition, works with technology vendors on repairs and new equipment, and coordinates the schedule for studio use by the audio-visual and journalism studies programs. Additionally, this position has responsibility for the programming and other requirements for the ACPS cable television channel. This position requires strong organizational and storytelling skills, the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, excellent communication skills in collaborating across departments and schools, and experience with audio-visual technology and equipment to tell the stories within ACPS.

This position reports to the assistant director of communications.

Because the position is fully funded with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, funding for the position is contingent upon the continuation of education emergency relief funds associated with the Coronavirus pandemic. This position is grant-funded for 3 years with the possibility of renewal. Includes benefits.


Education: Bachelor's degree in multimedia production or related studies such as television, photography, video, or film.

Certifications & Licenses: None required.

Experience: Demonstrated expertise in audio-visual production with two to four years of experience in this field. Previous experience working in K-12 school communications is preferred. The ability to work collaboratively, solve problems and demonstrate flexibility as projects evolve, is a must. When applying for this position, please provide a link to your video portfolio. Ability to effectively manage the schedule for television studio use and cable channel programming
  • Ability to oversee physical environment and maintenance of studio and identify the need for repairs and new equipment
  • Skilled in working with people across departments and schools; excellent communication skills are imperative
  • Strong storytelling skills and the ability to envision projects within a larger multimedia context
  • Ability to think dynamically, with enthusiasm for exploring new and different concepts and content types
  • Ability to communicate in a considerate and professional manner with staff, vendors, students, and others, and to maintain full confidentiality of information until permission to share is explicitly granted
  • Proven record of effective audio-visual production, including:
  • Proficiency in video software such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, and photo editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom.
  • Experience with filming with DSLR and cinema cameras.
  • Photo editing experience including retouching and solid editorial judgment.
  • Ability to produce content as a one-stop-shop and see a project through from inception to delivery.
  • Knowledge of remote production systems and multi-camera studio
  • Familiarity with export settings for web and social media platform distribution, as well as with creating closed-caption/subtitle files and working within industry accessibility and quality standards
  • Proficiency in motion graphics and graphic design software such as After Effects and Illustrator is preferred.

Essential Functions
  • Oversee the television production studio at Alexandria City High School (ACHS), including studio maintenance and oversight of technology vendors that provide repair services and new equipment.
  • Identify any new equipment needed to keep the studio current for the school's academic needs.
  • Coordinate scheduling for the television studio and ensure equitable access for those who seek to use the production equipment and broadcast their videos on the ACPS cable station.
  • Program the ACPS cable television channel with appropriate and relevant content of interest to ACPS stakeholders, especially with the aim of showcasing the work of ACPS students.
  • Ensure that ACPS is in compliance with cable channel requirements and serves as the contact point for the channel, including for the city's cable channel manager, Comcast, and others.
  • Support multimedia communications specialist with producing a variety of video and photo products for social media and digital distribution.
  • Support in planning and directing studio and remote productions, producing remote shoots with contractors, and in the operation of the multi-camera studio.
  • Work with the multimedia communications specialist to ensure all students are media cleared before publishing content.
  • Operate video and still cameras, studio lighting, professional audio equipment.
  • Instruct users who may be unfamiliar with recording equipment on how to film themselves in lieu of an in-person crew.
  • Assist with equipment maintenance and organization, digital asset and document management.
  • Plan and perform video post-production which includes reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, video transcoding, rough cuts, audio adjustment, color correction, and final editing using Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Suite software.
  • Use motion graphics and special effects for video post-production in accordance with the overall production concepts in Motion and/or AfterEffects; adhere to brand style when working in motion graphics, lower thirds, end cards, animated logos, etc.
  • Transport and set up lighting and audio equipment as required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work occasional evenings/weekends during various event productions.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned by supervisor.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
$67,622.40 - $83,136.00 / Support SUP-35
Shift Type:

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