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    The primary focus for the Audiovisual Production Specialist (TV Production Automation) is to develop a production plan for and to operate television production automation during newscasts and other programming produced by VOA or other USAGM entities.

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    Duties include but are not limited to:

      • Operating audio/video production automation system (e.g., "Ross Overdrive") during newscasts and other programming.
      • Coordinating and communicating with the program's producer to achieve the graphic and visual elements of the program and cues talent as necessary for the smooth staging of the program.
      • Preparing templates, "plug-ins," "macros," and other production shortcuts to mirror production elements and various visual formats.
      • Working inside the VOA's newsroom computer systems, (e.g., "Dalet"), coding his/her television programs with templates, plug-ins, macros, and other production shortcuts for broadcast.
      • Setting up and working within the scripting and pre-production tools needed to prepare and execute the program, including live newscasts of high degrees of complexity.
      • Following "naming conventions" and VOA procedures for storing templates, plug-ins, macros, and other production shortcuts for use by others.
      • Working with the production team during the program to creatively and technically execute the program without error and without unscripted pauses.
      • Coordinating with technical departments for the smooth scheduling, caching, and/or playing of the program to air.
      • Juggling live and taped elements within the production automation system, both in preparation and in executing the program for air.
      • Monitoring studio lighting, camera, and staging needs and alerts studio supervisors to required maintenance.
      • Responsible for monitoring audio and video quality for production.
      • Operating audio board as needed during live and pre-recorded programming, including establishment of secondary audio channels for real-time translation; and backs up other TV production automation specialist in case of difficulty.
      • Assisting in the production of video elements and template graphics as needed prior to broadcast and sets up or creates new templates as needed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1071 Audiovisual Production

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