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Job Standard for Television Production Supervisor

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Television Production Supervisor Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code: 75156
  • Pay Grade: P4
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Manager
  • Family: Communications & Marketing 
  • Function: Broadcasting 


Responsible for marketing, negotiating, bidding, supervising production and quality control for all video projects of the university. This position provides administrative support for purchasing and maintenance of UTP equipment, for oversight of student work-study students and for community relations. 

Level Scope

Provides direct supervision typically to professionals or skilled technical employees at the entry or intermediate level. Functions as advisor to unit and administration and sets goals and objectives for team members for achievement of operational results. Analyzes and resolves problems through drawing from prior experiences. Interprets policies (e.g., fiscal management, HR, contracts and grants, resource management in defined areas) and demonstrates solid subject matter knowledge. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Supervises staff to assure accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and/or relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Video production skills
  • Ability to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
  • Administrative skills 
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Good knowledge of: the entire process of video production, planning, production, and post-production; structure and content of the english language; business and management principles. 
  • Experience: as a video producer for clients; project development skills; observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources; using computers and computer systems. 

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Television Production Supervisor must:

  • Discuss and determine the type and scope of project with client and estimate project costs
  • Oversee production and post production to ensure timely completion
  • Provide one-on-one training and mentoring for students to learn the video production process
  • Recruit film crew members and coordinate with client
  • Responsible for the production budget and making sure everything runs smoothly during filming
  • Research production topics using the internet, video archives, and other informational sources
  • Edit written materials 

35% of Time the Television Production Supervisor

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Television Production Supervisor

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Television Production Supervisor

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.