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Job Standard for Videographer/Editor

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Videographer/Editor Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 5340
  • Pay Grade: H
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Broadcasting


To operate video camera and videotape equipment for original and assigned electronic field production (EFP), studio, or remote programs; perform pre- and post-production editing of videotapes; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: operating professional portable electronic field production (EFP) and videotape camera equipment; operating sound recording equipment; composing sequential shots; operating 1/2″ Betacam, 3/4″ or 1″ videotape editing equipment; operating professional linear and non-linear video editing equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas effectively

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Videographer/Editor must:

  • Operates professional portable videotape equipment and EFP equipment; positions and focuses video cameras to determine appropriate shots; operates sound recording equipment; visualizes how production fits into overall program; may operate portable lighting equipment; may provide work direction to other staff.
  • Works with producer to determine the content and format of videotape productions; duplicates and inserts program segments on master tape; operates professional linear and non-linear editing equipment such as time-base corrector, film chain equipment, television production switcher, character generator, audio board, and video switcher.

35% of Time the Videographer/Editor

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Videographer/Editor

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions work with the director and producer, and set up props, check microphones, determine lighting needs and camera placement; may produce and direct a program and arrange for guests; may prepare various production forms when producing and directing a program concerning copyrights, cue sheets, facilities, and art requests.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Videographer/Editor

Career Path

Media Equipment Specialist

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.