Job Description:
Position Summary

The Multimedia Producer for WCMU Public Media is responsible for creating high-quality content for television and digital audiences with some crossover to radio. This position also researches and discovers story ideas, writes stories, schedules productions, and regularly works in front of the camera in both live and live-to-tape scenarios.

Required Qualifications

Multimedia Producer I (BH-1)
Bachelor’s degree in multi-media, broadcasting, film, journalism, or a related field, or a combination of education and work experience that equates to 4 years.
Experience in on-camera situations, including impromptu interview questions and scripted situations.
Experience working in both studio and field situations.
Experience with program segment development: from story ideas and developing interview questions, to setting up shoots and prioritizing edits, to working with a team to deliver a finished product.
Excellent communication skills both verbally and in script writing.
Ability to meet deadlines while balancing multiple projects.
Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with co-workers, faculty, students, partners, and visitors.
Ability to work occasional evenings, overnights, or weekends as needed.
Ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Multimedia Producer II (BH-2)
All qualifications listed for a Multimedia Producer I (BH-1), plus:
Two additional years of increasingly responsible experience with key elements of the job including: on-camera situations, program segment development, and studio and field situations.
Consistently meets deadlines while balancing multiple projects.

Multimedia Producer III (BH-3)
All qualifications listed for a Multimedia Producer II (BH-2), plus:
Four additional years of increasingly responsible experience resulting in advanced skills with key elements of the job including confidence in on-camera situations, leading program and program segment development across platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in multimedia, broadcasting, film, journalism, or a related field.
Experience shooting in a studio, in the field, or via a drone.
Experience lighting studio and remote shoots.
Experience with non-linear editing.
Experience supervising staff, interns, and students.
Experience reporting for print, web, or broadcast news.
Experience with live or live- to- tape fundraising.

Duties & Responsibilities

Multimedia Producer I (BH-1)
Performs the following tasks under direct supervision:
Conducts in-depth research and interviews to develop enterprising story ideas on various topics.
Establishes and maintains relationships with project partners/collaborators.
Pitches video stories and multimedia projects that engage digital and broadcast audiences.
Manages pre-production planning and logistics.
Works with the Executive Producer/Production Manager for television to determine the content and focus of projects.
Works independently and within a team to complete video projects.
Researches, writes, and edits scripts for video projects.
Records voice-over narration.
Assists in the development of television programs and materials.
Assists with in-studio and field productions.
Develops interstitials, segments, and programs for broadcast.
Acts as on-camera talent as needed.
Produces live, multi-camera events, programs, and segments.
Produces journalistic, documentary-style videos that are informative and engaging.
Develops and produces compelling new programming as needed.
Writes scripts for on air fundraising.
Attends and supports station events as necessary.
Responsible for staying up to date on industry trends, current events, and audience preferences to inform content development decisions and maintain relevance.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Multimedia Producer II (BH-2)
Performs all duties and responsibilities of the MultiMedia Producer I under limited supervision and with increased confidence and proficiency.

Multimedia Producer III (BH-3)
Performs all duties and responsibilities of the MultiMedia Producer II under very limited to no supervision and with advanced confidence and proficien

Message to Applicants

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. To further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community. 

You must submit an on-line application to be considered as an applicant for this position. 

With your application and resume, please provide a cover letter expressing your interest in this position, and submit samples of your prior work. These may include, but are not limited to, writing samples, examples of video segments written, hosted and/or voiced by you, or any other materials that may be relevant to this position. 

Employee Group Public Broadcasting - Hourly
Staff Pay Level 1, 2, or 3 (progression)
Pay Range $17.00 - $25.00 per hour
Division Government and External Relations
Department Public Broadcasting
Position Status Regular
Position End Date  
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as needed
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
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Mt. Pleasant, MI
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