Tampa Skyline
Tampa Skyline
Tampa Skyline

Digital Media Producer

Recruitment #240415-140130-001


This is technical and creative work producing, directing, shooting, and editing of video content for distribution across the city’s cable television channel, streaming media platforms, and social media.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and producing content related to City of Tampa meetings, programs, initiatives, services, and people. This individual is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment in the professional and technical aspects of meeting coverage/video production. The employee is expected to exercise tact and courtesy when providing technical assistance and advice to city personnel and elected officials regarding ideas to promote or explain their work to the public and internally. Work is of more than average difficulty and includes all aspects of digital media production, including working all televised City meetings, which may include some remote productions. Work is reviewed through conferences, weekly reports, videos produced, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Primary job duty is live televised/streamed coverage of Tampa City Council and other board meetings.

Familiarity with directing live cablecasts of public meetings and operation of video control room equipment such as video switchers, audio boards, graphics systems, and streaming media encoders is expected.

Produces, writes, shoots, and edits videos and public service announcements for the Technology and Innovation department and the Mayor’s Youth Corps.

Works with the Mayor’s Youth Corps to train students in the art of video production, producing videos to be viewed on the Mayor’s Youth Corps social media channels.

Programs and operates the automated playback system for the CTTV cable channel with the most up-to-date meetings, public service announcements, and videos available.

Works in conjunction with city staff to prepare public information media, such as videos and graphics for the video bulletin board system, that showcase the services or activities of various city departments.

Posts City Council transcripts to the City Clerk’s website.

Maintains streaming media platforms including posting videos when necessary.

Assists Video Technical Support Coordinator with headend operation, including encoders and decoders, video servers, routers/switchers, and related equipment. 

Assists with equipment set up and other engineering duties.

Operates motor vehicle as required. Maintains City Council and Board meetings video library.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Advanced knowledge of: Video production including directing, technical directing, camera, graphics, audio, and editing systems, primarily Adobe Premier; use of waveform monitor and vectorscope.

Skill in: Operation of video production and video editing equipment; still photography cameras, graphic design software and operation of motor vehicles.

Ability to: Operate common video production equipment such as cameras, including Pan/Tilt/Zoom systems, video switchers, audio mixers, graphics systems and video editors; perform troubleshooting; clearly express complex ideas verbally and in written form; instruct others in the use and care of production equipment; plan, coordinate, and direct television productions; perform word processing and script writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, mass communications or a related field and one (1) year of experience; OR a high school diploma/equivalent and three (3) years experience in a variety of television production areas (i.e., audio, automated playback, camera, computerized graphics, directing, editing, engineering/basic technical skills, lighting, producing, script-writing, or technical directing/switching).

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.


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