at Arkansas Government Job in Conway, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Date: Oct 13, 2021

Req ID: 12858


Conway, AR, US, 72034-6828


Anticipated Starting Salary: 45010

Television Production Manager

Arkansas PBS is looking for a Television Production Manager. The Production Manager is responsible for the concept, scriptwriting, lighting, shooting, editing, and managing all aspects of a production. In addition to normal producing tasks (pre-production, production, and post-production), a Production Manager is responsible for the development and coordination of a project including setting up internal and external meetings, developing a production schedule, budget, and detailed project plan. The TV Production manager is responsible for developing and executing content to the standards of the Director of Production. TV Production Managers should also be highly organized with the ability to manage schedules, develop motion graphics, and exhibit great communication skills. The TV Production Manager works closely with the TV Production Coordinator in maintaining the production schedules. They also are responsible for managing the purchases of equipment, use and care of all production equipment across the department, and leading training for production staff on production and technology skills.

Key Responsibilities include

Project Coordination

+ Works closely with the TV Production Coordinator in maintaining the production schedules

+ Responsible for managing the purchases of equipment, use and care of all production equipment across the department, and leading training for production staff on production and technology skills.

+ Recruits and schedules talent for video shoots in accordance with department and the station’s policies and procedures.

+ Manage creative process from concept blueprints to approvals and distribution/deliveries

+ Coordinates production, shooting, and editing schedules

+ Work closely with other Producers and Post-Production Supervisor to ensure standards of excellence

+ Manage multiple projects and tasks under tight timelines with urgency, prioritization, and executing against deadlines

+ Works with Marketing in preparing promotional materials and use of social media to engage with audiences

+ Deliver content for peer review with comments from the Director of Production having final cut

+ Schedule time and creative input for the production of promotions with Marketing and the Promotions team

+ Ensure compliance with all underwriting requirements, any contractual obligations for the production from Arkansas PBS and any and all legal compliance for the production.

+ Update Directors with weekly project status reports through summaries, deadlines, and areas of struggle


+ Responsible for shoot set up including lighting, camera angles, props, and other set design.

+ Produce original videos for storytelling from concept to final production.

+ Conducts interviews, shooting, and editing to use on ARPBS multi-media platforms.

+ Determines suitable camera equipment, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props, and microphones for individual shoots.

+ Responsible for capturing and recording all aspects of a scene or event

+ Edits sound and video for broadcast using nonlinear production software to skillfully enhance viewer engagement.

+ Responsible for turning uncut footage from a film shoot into a finished, cohesive final project

+ Acts as liaison between hosts, moderators, and other talents

+ Assist with music selection, editing, and animation

+ Determines which camera angles to use and coordinating sound and visual efforts in post-production

+ Sets an example for thoughtful, creative leadership through innovative and resourceful practices

Creative Development

+ Develop and create compelling concepts to inform/educate, engage and emotionally draw in the audience on video subject matter(s).

+ Concept and pitch innovative project ideas

+ Develop and create storyboards, content, scripts, schedules, interview questions, and other creative production content as needed.

+ Recruits and schedules talent for video shoots in accordance with the department and the station’s policies and procedures.

+ Conducts pre-interviews to screen for talent or subject’s ability to contribute to project

+ Evaluate project objectives and target audience, operating within program format and content to attain desired goals, and staying within budget, time, and facility limitations

Must have nine (9) years of experience in media production OR a bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of experience. Prefer knowledge of FCC rules and guidelines, and production regulations for public broadcasting (PBS).

Position Information

Class Code: P009C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 – $65,265.00


The Television Production Manager is responsible for the overall operations of creative services for educational television. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Supervises a subordinate staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, promotions or terminations, assigning and reviewing work performance, and conducting performance evaluations. Coordinates of outreach activities, including exhibit schedules, special promotional events, and community services activities related to national Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and local productions. Oversees project assignments of staff from concept through execution and implementation to create comprehensive theme and multi-media promotion. Designs and supervises construction of stage and backgrounds for television production and special events. Assists in project assignments and scheduling staff. Responsible for advertising campaigns and advertising budget for PBS, local productions, and special events. Conceptualizes project design through planning sessions with department staff. Initiates contact with media outlets to ensure best possible promotion of the agency’s programs and events. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of photographic development, filming, printing, and reproduction techniques. Knowledge of art layout and design techniques. Ability to evaluate and identify design concepts. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in art or a related field; plus three years of experience in commercial art, graphic design, television production, or a related field, including one year of supervisory experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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