Technical Media Producer

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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,,, 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.

Key Duties

  • 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

Mentor students:

  • 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