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CUNY TV Media Production Specialist Level 1 or 2 (Provisional) - Marketing & Communications in New York, New York

Job Title: TV Media Production Specialist Level 1 or 2 (Provisional) - Marketing & Communications

Job ID: 22494

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Under general supervision, in office titles such as Production Assistant, Producer, Writer, Editor, Host, Reporter or Interviewer, employees in this class of positions are responsible for the creative design, development and/or execution of editorial material for broadcast. This includes writing, reporting and gathering information; and producing, hosting and/or editing of the material that is to be broadcasted. May also be responsible for developing, managing and coordinating the content and presentation of broadcasts.

There are three assignment levels in this class of positions. This specification describes typical duties of these assignments; related duties are performed as needed.

This job is in CUNY's Classified Civil Service. The full specification is available on our web site at


Television Media Production Specialist





John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) led by President Karol V. Mason, and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. John Jay College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


Reporting to the Associate Director of Multimedia Services and Outreach, the Video Production Specialist will:

  • Work independently, as well as part of the marketing team, to conceptualize and create high-end video content for a variety of platforms.

  • Collaborate closely with internal and external clients and stakeholders to create and develop multimedia content for campus stories, external promotional social videos, marketing videos, recruiting videos, and other enterprise-wide projects.

  • Contribute to pre-production through creative concepting, scriptwriting, and storyboarding, identifying project deliverables, and establishing production schedules.

  • Plan video shoots; scout, select, and reserve shoot locations.

  • Light, shoot, and direct video content and livestream broadcasts including lectures, conferences, and campus events using professional camera systems, including DSLRs.

  • Record and edit video and sound projects, including selecting program format for final output, capturing/importing media, organizing raw media, editing footage and sound files, creating and inserting static and motion graphics, titling, adding music/voiceovers, and archiving project media.

  • Record, sweeten, and edit audio content.

  • Archive and maintain audio and video library.

  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of related web pages and content platforms, including but not limited to YouTube.

  • Ideate both long-form special projects and quick-turnaround video content.

  • Ingest, organize, edit, and color correct footage to create compelling video content.

  • Direct multi-camera and single camera production in studio and in field.

  • Independently operate and maintain studio equipment, including studio cameras, lights, recording, and switching systems.

  • Other duties as assigned.

The incumbent is expected to work flexible hours, including overnight, early mornings, weekends, and/or holidays, based on the needs of the College, within the scope of negotiated contracts.


Assignment Level 1: Requires a high school diploma or GED, and 2 years of full-time, satisfactory directly related experience in a television broadcast environment, or

Associate Degree or 60 college credits, and 1 year of experience.

Assignment Level 2: Requires a high school diploma or GED, and 5 years of experience, or

Associate Degree or 60 college credits, and 4 years of experience, or

Baccalaureate Degree and 3 years of experience.

Assignment Level 3: Requires a high school diploma or GED, and 10 years of experience, or

Associate Degree or 60 college credits, and 9 years of experience, or

Baccalaureate Degree and 8 years of experience, or

Master’s Degree and 7 years of experience.

Important Notes: All qualifying experience must be from a television broadcast environment, full-time, or full-time equivalent, and in a position where the duties performed are directly related to those of Television Media Production Specialist.

College education must be in a directly related field of study, from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college or university.

Some positions in any of the Assignment Levels may require a current, valid Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York.

The full specification is available on our web site at



Knowledge and Skills:

  • Professional experience in television, film, or new media

  • Highly creative and well versed with video publishing on social networking sites.

  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Premier, and other editing software as well as basic After Effects skills.

  • Outstanding customer service.

  • A high level of self-motivation and attention to detail.

  • Comfort working as a member of a team and being accountable to a team.

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting equity and student success, and to working with a broadly diverse community.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Operate video, audio, and multimedia production equipment.

  • Provide technical support for studio and field production and post-production

  • Deal tactfully and effectively with faculty, staff, students, and on-camera personalities.

  • Lead and train staff and/or students.

  • Evaluate analytics and offer recommendations for distributing content online.

  • Juggle multiple deadlines, priorities, and technical demands in a fast-paced environment.


Assignment level will be based on qualifications and experience.

The annual compensation listed below corresponds with assignment level.

For Level 1:

New hire: $51,091*

Incumbent: $57,733

For Level 2:

New hire: $58,163*

Incumbent: $65,725

*This amount reflects a13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Review of resumes to begin June 16, 2021.

Posting closes on June 24, 2021.


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