University of Florida – Gainesville, FL
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Innovation News Center seeks a Technical Media Producer to be directly involved in production of daily news products and produce content for live and pre-recorded WUFT and WRUF programs, including but not limited to news, sports and weather, for distribution on all media platforms including WUFT-TV/FM, WRUF-TV/FM, WUFT.org, WRUF.com, FPREN, all station social media accounts and mobile apps. Programs may be in studio or remote productions.
Technical Media Producers of the INC must embrace our dual mission which is to prepare UF College of Journalism & Communications students for the workforce through instructional coursework and immersion experiences while serving the greater Gainesville community.
Produce news content:
• Direct live and pre-recorded content/programs
• Provide technical/production support, shoot/edit video, and create graphics
• Assist in coordinating crew members
• Produce daily news products and manage studio
• Assist in coordinating production crew schedules to cover day parts and newscasts
• Ensure live capability and shots are ready for air
• Accompany reporters in the field to set up live shots as needed.
• Participate in the day-to-day editorial, operational, production and technical creation of news, weather, sports
• Ensure innovative storytelling and production techniques are being used to create multi-platform content that’s compelling and powerful.
• Participate in and supports breaking news coverage that impacts the community, public safety and emergency communication programming and efforts related to the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network and any other content as directed by the Director of the INC or the Executive Director of the Division of Media Properties.
• Work closely with students enrolled in immersion experiences in the applied learning environments known as the Innovation News Center and Division of Media Properties to provide hands-on training on how to deliver news, create content for multimedia platforms
• Critique and coach students involved in the production of programs/content and multimedia products throughout the year.
• Provide training in the operation of various pieces of newsroom, studio, control room and remote production equipment, and production procedures
• Oversee the work of student journalists, coordinate assignments, provide editorial direction and approve their work for publication on any platform
Bring innovation to the team
• Identifies and incorporates new technologies and formats for production and distribution.
• Participate in professional development through vendor training, professional conferences and self-guided learning and other methods of learning to ensure the individual’s skills are always up-to-date with the latest technology, techniques, trends and applications in order to be able to properly teach/train students to current industry standards.
Contributing to the CJC mission
• Contributes to the mission of CJC by serving on committees or providing other assistance for college events
• Fill-in in for other multimedia content producers/roles in the INC as needed in order to sustain operations when other team members may be out of the office.
• Duties will require working effectively and appropriately with a broad range of University and community individuals.
Expected Salary: $40,000 – $45,000
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in broadcast reporting and/or editing production experience in a radio or tv news operation; knowledge of editing software (i.e. Adobe Creative Cloud) and audio & video production techniques; solid news judgment and knowledge of journalistic principles, ethics and standards; strong writing, editing and story organization skills; ability to edit for and publish on a variety of platforms and mediums (radio, tv, web, mobile, social media); remote broadcasting experience; knowledge of content management systems; ability to multi-task and work under deadline pressure; experience working in a diverse news environment desired; Coverage planning; Spanish-speaking proficiency a plus.
About the Innovation New Center (INC):
The Innovation News Center (INC) is a state-of-the-art professional newsroom at the University of Florida (UF) College of Journalism and Communications (CJC), which is one of the top communication programs in the country. The INC, home of the College’s news, weather and sports operations, is a two-story, 14,000-square-foot facility providing hands-on learning opportunities for more than 400 students each semester. Students work alongside professionals to produce and edit content for seven media properties and companion digital platforms, including the local NPR, PBS and ESPN affiliates, as well as the Spanish-language news operation of Noticias and the Fresh Take Florida news service. All properties are housed at the College.
To learn more about the INC: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/home/main-immersion/inc/
About the College of Journalism and Communications:
The College of Journalism and Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and is home to four departments – Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. The college provides hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, Frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, the Summer Media Institute, undergraduate research, various extracurricular groups and activities, etc. To learn more: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/this-is-cjc/
About the City of Gainesville:
Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville’s numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban “forest,” Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.
Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=e_7nUKAFanM&skip_registered_account_check=true
How to Apply
Apply online at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/526558/producer-ii.
Must submit cover letter, resume and list of professional references. Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and service mission including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.