Managing Producer/Director University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: 31533 Salary: 4842-9591
Position Description: This position serves three main functions: 1) Producer-Director: design, plan, direct, and oversee production and post-production of content for online and hybrid courses and train faculty how to self-produce video material; 2) Manager: supervise multiple campus instructional media centers, their equipment and staff; 3) Consultant: work with departments and faculty across campus in instructional media and generally contribute to the growth of the online education community at UCLA, and serve as the first point of contact for instruction-related production; 4) Technical support: work with departments to provide production-related technical support, and additionally provide support for Learning Management System (LMS) -related issues, as needed.
1) As Producer-Director, the incumbent performs professional-level duties in the design, planning, production, writing, editing, directing, staging, evaluating, and distributing of instructional media content.
Incumbent consults with instructors, content specialists, and instructional designers during project development to determine the instructional goals and objectives of productions; assist faculty and instructional designers in designing instructional media materials; prepare video and multimedia treatments, storyboards and outlines; write scripts; coordinate the production crews and equipment used for studio and remote productions; coordinate and direct audio-visual multimedia presentations; and plan production activities.
Incumbent also teaches instructors how to use software and media production best practices to produce their own video content, often using their personal computers and consumer-grade software.
Under general direction, incumbents coordinate media production activities; evaluate requests for audiovisual productions; plan, develop, and initiate projects and assign tasks to professional staff; manage the budget, monitor expenses and assist the department head in policy and personnel matters; and are assigned responsibility for production and distribution of contractual agreements and copyright clearances.
2) As Manager, the incumbent will plan instructional materials and program content; approve production schedules and content; originate and research highly technical and complex program topics; determine staffing and operating policies; directly supervise all production staff including Assistant Producer Director and Editor; recruit and oversee projects with freelance contract editors, videographers, and animators; investigate and approve adoption of new methods of production; safekeep all equipment.
3) As a member of the online teaching and learning community at UCLA, the incumbent provides consultations on media management, video production, and studio spaces and equipment to departments and instructors. Additionally, the incumbent provides students, faculty, teaching assistants, and users with extensive, personalized production training and support. The incumbent participates more broadly in the campus conversation regarding the future of online and digitally-enhanced education at UCLA, attending meetings and presentations, and remaining well-versed in current trends in online education. Additionally, the incumbent will be knowledgeable of all campus production studios and will serve as a first point of contact for instruction-related production needs.
4) As Technical Support, the incumbent works with departments and other studios to troubleshoot any production-related issues. Additionally, the incumbent will have sophisticated knowledge of campus LMS builds and will aid and share knowledge toward surface-level course website issues. The incumbent provides students, faculty, teaching assistants, and users with extensive, personalized technical training and support.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.