January 2013





Under the direction of the Office of the Dean of the Teaching and Learning Center or designee, the Media Production Specialist will develop, manage, and continue to upgrade the college’s new online media network facility, Lancer Lens.  In that capacity, the Media Production Specialist will collaborate in a dynamic team-oriented, cross-campus environment to develop, implement and support various online services and provide supervision and technical support in the areas of television, video, and photography, editing, and media equipment purchasing and maintenance. In addition, the Media Production Specialist will provide specialized training in multiple areas of media production to students, instructors, and staff.


  • Organizes and oversees digital documentation of classroom-based activities, campus events, student club activities, community outreach and other relevant content benefiting the campus community.
  • Manages the creation, online content implementation and management of a web container for all Lancer Lens content.
  • Oversees Lancer Lens studio operations, including hiring and training of hourly staff, scheduling, and equipment maintenance.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Public Relations to develop content for the campus and community college district.
  • Provides practical learning opportunities for students enrolled in relevant television and radio courses.
  • Helps students achieve proficiency and certification in NewTek’s TriCaster Portable Production System.
  • Assists with the evaluation, documentation and dissemination of all Title V grant-related activities.
  • Serves as liaison among the various participating campus groups to identify and develop their media needs.
  • Performs other relevant requests as required by the members of the campus community.
  • At the request of the supervisor, performs a variety of non-scheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Media Production Specialist.


Knowledge of:

  • Multidisciplinary integration within traditional media production environments such as television, radio, and print as well as mobile devices and new and emerging media technologies
  • Digital media (pre/physical/post) production practices, including various digital production workflows (from concept to online distribution)
  • Non-linear editing systems
  • Digital photography production practices

Ability to:

  • Oversee, write, produce, and direct content for production
  • Develop and write technical documentation
  • Communicate clearly and effectively (orally and in writing) with faculty, staff, and students
  • Understand principles of lighting, sound, camera, and virtual environments
  • Work with diverse campus sub-communities
  • Be a team player, problem-solver, and self-starter


A typical manner in which to gain the requisite education and experience is through the completion of a four-year degree at a university in a related field and two years of professional experience in media production environments.


  1. Highly creative, with ability to lead and manage projects.
  2. Excellent analytical, organizational, problem-solving and time management skills.
  3. Strong knowledge of the community college system and its mission.
  4. Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the issues confronting under-prepared minority and first-generation college students and their instructors.

Licenses and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.  This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds with the use of proper equipment.


Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


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Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 585-7361 direct ⋅ (626) 525-7924 fax