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WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream
(This position is located in Columbus, OH)
date of posting: 4/9/2015

The Associate Producer will work in the studios of Ohio Government Telecommunications in Columbus at the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Statehouse.  This role supports the creation of high quality programs and web content related to the Ohio Supreme Court. The ideal candidate has a degree from an accredited institution and professional experience focused on video producing. The position requires a demonstrated strong ability to operate a video camera in the studio and in the field. Knowledge of DSLR filmmaking is a plus. The candidate should have a solid technical knowledge of camera equipment and editing software, including Adobe post production software. This position also requires the ability to perform administrative tasks and manage multiple priorities in a professional, deadline-oriented environment.  This person will have the requisite qualities to work well with others in a close-knit, team environment.
Essential duties and responsibilities, performed under the supervision of the Program Manager
Provide field video coverage for live events, Supreme Court related programs and other Ohio government productions.
Perform production duties including programming, video segment and story research, gathering and organizing information, fact checking and script writing.
Work with the Executive Director to conceive and produce shows and segments highlighting the history and culture of Ohio and its judicial system for the Ohio Channel and the web.
Perform administrative support duties..
Operate studio cameras and equipment necessary for broadcast productions.
Edit programs. 
Direct programs.
Upload, transcode and catalogue programming for archive and the web.
Provide back up and relief for Master Control.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of evolving media production techniques and equipment, including skills in non-linear and audio editing. Must know Photoshop and Premiere Pro. Includes videography, lighting and other technical production skills.  Demonstrated strong ability to conduct research, compile and organize information. Managing Manage multiple priorities and successfully completing complete assignments on deadline in a high pressure environment. Demonstrated script writing skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies of public broadcasting.  

At least 4 years’ professional experience in broadcast news and/or production role.  

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
Essential Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Ability to see, communicate, hear and utilize electronic communication devices. Ability to travel to local production locations. 

ideastream is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities and persons who are physically challenged or with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
We value diversity in our workplace.

LSC Fellowship
**Note: The Deadline for the 2016 Telecommunications Fellowship has been extended to June 30, 2015. Apply today!**

The Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC), has sponsored a legislative fellowship program for over 45 years. LSC sponsors over 20 thirteen-month legislative fellowships designed to provide college graduates with practical experience in the legislative process. This experience often leads to permanent employment opportunities in the legislature, state government, or related areas.

Each year, The Ohio Channel (with parent company Ohio Government Telecommunications) offers two such fellowships. Individuals who earn this opportunity will work as production assistants in the Statehouse Media Center where they assist in televising legislative sessions and in the production of public service communications.

The fellowship program begins on or around December 1 of each year and continues through December 31 of the following year. The application period begins January 1 of every year. The application deadline is May 31. The only eligibility requirement an applicant must meet is the completion of a telecommunications-related, bachelor's degree program prior to the beginning of the fellowship in December.

For more information about the fellowship, and to download an application, visit the Legislative Service Commission site.

Watch the LSC Fellowship Informational Video

Seasonal Internship Program
In addition to the LSC sponsored fellowship, The Ohio Channel also offers several part-time internships - an excellent opportunity for college students who are interested in a career in professional broadcasting. If you would like to apply for this program, write to us at jobs@OhioChannel.org.