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Job ID: 159940

Media Production Specialist
Mt. San Antonio College

Date Posted Jun. 2, 2021
Title Media Production Specialist
University Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Graphic Design/Marketing
    Communications/Public Relations

Media Production Specialist

Position Number:

Department: Technical Services

Job Category: Classified Unit A

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Salary Range: A-95

Salary: Step 1 - 6: $5,236 - $6,682 monthly

Shift Differential: Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement.

Open Date: 06/01/2021

Initial Screening Date: 07/19/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at Mt.SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed rsum that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. If applicable, College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
5. Optional Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation). Confidential letters of recommendation are not allowed for this position.

Health & Welfare:

The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note: Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Basic Function/Overview:

Under general supervision, performs technical and creative development work in the production of video, audio, media, and broadcast productions for instruction, communications, and public information; designs, installs, maintains, and repairs audio and video equipment and systems; gathers information, develops and records scripts, shoots videos, and edits productions; provides technical support to students, faculty, and staff on the use of equipment and systems.

Receives general supervision from the assigned managerial personnel. May provide technical and functional direction and training to student workers.

This is a specialized journey-level classification performing the full range of video, audio, media, and broadcast production specialist assignments. Incumbents at this level are capable of performing technical production support duties, including developing and recording scripts, shooting videos, and editing productions and are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to the assigned area(s) of responsibility, working with a high degree of independent judgment, tact, and initiative. This class is distinguished from the Lead Broadcast and Audio Technician in that the latter leads, trains, and oversees assigned staff and performs the more complex and difficult work in the production of video, audio, media, and broadcast productions.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Works in collaboration with faculty and staff to produce a variety of informational and instructional video, audio, media, and broadcast products, including gathering data and conducting interviews, developing ideas, creating content, and scripts, determining shoot locations and production schedule, shooting videos, recording voice over, and editing.
2. Coordinates pre-production and production planning activities for on-site and remote productions of events; conducts field-based video production and operates video and audio equipment; transports and sets up lighting, audio, and video equipment as required; provides troubleshooting and maintenance of field production equipment.
3. Plans and performs video, audio, media, and broadcast post-production tasks, including reviewing recordings, making editorial decisions, creating graphics, and closed captioning for video and television productions, making audio adjustments such as adding music and sound effects and final editing; utilizes computer graphics and audio effects for post-production in accordance with the overall production concepts; compresses video projects for output; mixes audio products into files; makes productions available in a variety of formats; coordinates internal and external duplication services as required.
4. Provides technical support for hold system, closed captioning for College-owned media and productions, and in the proper use of video and audio equipment and systems; checks in and out equipment.
5. Trains and provides work direction and guidance to assigned student workers and staff; prepares work schedules, assigns duties, and reviews work for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established standards and procedures; ensures student and staff understanding of safety practices and procedures.
6. Edits and records scripts for presentations at venues across campus; adjusts the volume and equalization of the recordings and ensures delivery to appropriate staff.
7. Recommends software, systems, and equipment for various audio and visual playback or distribution.
8. Assists in the installation, maintenance, and repair of audio, video, presentation, and broadcasting equipment and systems, including troubleshooting electronic systems, fabrication, construction, and soldering.
9. Provides operational support and scheduling of the broadcast facilities for student, faculty, and staff use.
10. Creates schedules for automated playback systems and monitors systems for correct operation. Provides audio and video copying services and ensures materials are in conformance with College copyright requirements.
11. Maintains College library of video, audio, and production material.
12. Participates on committees, task forces, and special assignments, including, but not limited to Screening and Selection Committees and affiliated trainings. Prepares and delivers oral presentations related to assigned areas if needed.

Other Duties:

Performs other related or lower classification duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Production techniques and procedures for video, audio, media, and broadcast production and post-production, including editing, copywriting, development of production schedules, voice acting, master control operation, audio/video processing, and the use of open and closed captioning information in compliance with Federal ADA standards, copyright laws, rules and regulations, and College policy.
2. Principles and practices in installing, operating, maintaining, and repairing systems and equipment, including electronic troubleshooting skills, understanding of electronic theory, and fabrication, construction, and soldering skills.
3. Principles and practices of data collection and script and creative content development, editing, and recording.
4. Principles and procedures of record keeping and report preparation.
5. Proper storage and care of equipment and tools.
6. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
7. Techniques for effectively representing the College in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Produce original video, audio, media, and broadcast production; prepare scripts, correspondence, and other written materials.
2. Operate and maintain audio and video production equipment; read, interpret, and apply technical information from schematics.
3. Perform troubleshooting of electronic systems and equipment and fabrication, construction, and soldering work.
4. Gather data and creatively develop, plan, and translate concepts into visual and audio form.
5. Collect, interpret, summarize, and present information in an effective manner.
6. Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.
7. Make recommendations considering budget, installation, training, and operational perspectives.
8. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
9. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
10. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
11. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
12. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to an Associates Degree from a regionally accredited college in video production, television, radio broadcasting, or related field and three (3) full time equivalent years of progressively responsible experience in a video, audio, broadcast, and/or editing/producing environment. Additional full time equivalent years of experience can be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to two (2) years.


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is listed in the Minimum Qualifications section.

Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Examination Requirements:

Working Environment:

Incumbents work in standard video, audio, media, and broadcast production environments with moderate to loud noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, minimal direct exposure to chemicals, mechanical, and hazardous physical substances; exposure to electrical hazards is possible. Incumbents may occasionally work outdoors for assigned events and be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and/or hot temperatures, and dust, fumes, and allergens. Incumbents may interact with staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in a standard video, audio, media, and broadcast production setting and use standard equipment, including a computer, cameras, lighting equipment, and recording, editing, and duplicating systems; operate a motor vehicle visit various College sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned equipment. Incumbents in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, climb, and walk on uneven surfaces to participate in production activities; and push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, typically weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.


Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report 2017

The person holding this position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the Colleges Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:

A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

DO NOT include photographs or any demographic information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY : Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims (original receipts) must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.

Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website.


Human Resources
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399.
Phone: (909) 274-4225

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio Colleges Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy:

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

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