Production & Broadcast Technical Specialist, NUQ
Northwestern University
Doha, Qatar
منذ 2 يوم

Job Summary :

Under limited or no supervision, the Production & Broadcast Technical Support Specialist will be responsible for the installation, operation, repair and maintenance of complex media systems including photography, digital cinema, TV broadcast and multi-media productions.

The Production and Broadcast Technical Support Specialist will provide in-classroom support that includes assisting / training faculty and students in the use of such facilities and equipment.

Candidate will provide close mentoring and instruction to the students in the use of the technology to complete their course assignments.

Work schedules will be flexible and may require evening and / or weekend hours.

Please note :

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some evening / weekend hours on a pre-scheduled basis, this position will require the ability to lift / move equipment up to 44Lb (20Kg) when necessary.
  • Specific Responsibilities :

  • Assists in the day-to-day operation of NU-Q media production facilities including still photography, digital cinema, both studio and field lighting and grip equipment, radio, TV and news productions as well as performing diagnostic functions, implementing maintenance actions and installation of the equipment.
  • Supporting NU-Q faculty in the preparation of course material and / or technology requirements of classes when requested.
  • Provide support for production software used by faculty and students including Adobe Creative Suite, Protocols, DaVinci Resolve, ENPS, and other softwares for audio, video, print and multi-media production.
  • Provides ongoing training and orientation to faculty, students, and staff for all media production facilities including individual training sessions as needed for faculty, students, and guest lecturers
  • Provide support for audio-video equipment including cameras (Digital Cinema Camera, D-SLRs, ENG Camera, GoPro etc.), video servers, monitors, conversion devices, switchers and distribution equipment.
  • Leads the evaluation of new technologies for use in NU-Q and their applicability to the market and NU-Q programs. Provides recommendations regarding new technologies and their integration into NU-Q programs.
  • Create workflows, documentations and user guides for various types of gear.
  • Maintains awareness of evolving media technologies through professional publications, outside contacts, and ongoing professional development.
  • Provides recommendations regarding new technologies and their integration into the NU-Q programs.

  • During NU-Q’s special events, you’re expected to assist during set-up, rehearsals and the actual day of the event(s).
  • Supports and assists in the use of production spaces including edit suite, studios and newsroom as needed.
  • Supports the operation in the production equipment storage room as needed including equipment check-ins and check-outs.
  • Other related duties as required or assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications :

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in production, media technology, or comparable field and significant computerized production;
  • OR appropriate combination of education and experience.

  • 1-3 years related professional experience in the media industry, with hands on experience.
  • Previous teaching experience in either a formal or in-house environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to lift / move and install equipment up to 20kg (approx. 44.0 lbs) including cameras, lighting, and editing CPUs when necessary.
  • Ability to maintain respectful and effective working relationships with a variety of parties throughout the University’s community.
  • Ability to use both PC and Mac applications.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Minimum Competencies : (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Fluency in English language
  • Good video editing skills and an in-depth knowledge of editing applications.
  • Understand the fundamentals of production lighting and lighting setup.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mac OS X.
  • Ability to work closely with students and student employees.
  • Ability to use both PC and Mac applications.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to lift / move equipment up to 20Kg (approx. 44.0 Lb).
  • Ability to work under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Good public speaking skills as you will train a large group of students.
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • 4-6 years of experience working in media production environment, either producing or training and teaching.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment
  • Good video editing skills and an in-depth knowledge of editing applications.
  • Good knowledge of AR, VR and 360 Video production and equipment.
  • Ability to prepare documents, white papers and teaching resources on basic and advanced use of media technologies for University’s faculty members, staff and students.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of network technologies to enable analyzing IT and media system problems under pressure.
  • Preferred Competencies : (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Fluency in English and Arabic and knowledge of Qatari customs.
  • Good knowledge of AR, VR and 360 Video production and equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Network technologies to enable analyzing IT and AV system problems under pressure.
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