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Media Production Project Manager

Date: February 19, 2018

Position Title:
Media Production Project Manager

Department: Humanities/Digital Communications

Position Requirements and Preferences:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communication, media or related field


  • Two to five years’ experience demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities specified in this job description.
  • Proficiency with production equipment and processes (cameras, microphones, lighting)
  • Non-linear editing and motion graphics experience, particularly familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Live Multi-cam production experience


  • Office management/coordination abilities.
  • Independent decision-making, ability to exercise good judgment, accuracy, flexibility and well developed critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work in an environment of shifting priorities, frequent, interruptions, hectic pace, high level of interaction with students, staff and/or the public.
  • Working knowledge of computer software programs which may include Word, Excel, institutional mainframe computer system software, or similar programs.
  • Excellent written communication skills including proficiency in business English, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential matters and materials with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently as well as be a collaborative team player in completing assigned tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills including phone and in-person reception etiquette.
  • Proficiency with office machines including fax, scanner and copy machine.

Position Summary:

The Media Production Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the successful completion of all video and multimedia productions and projects for internal and external clients of the Communication Research Institute (CRI) of William Penn University. Projects include live productions such as sports, presentations, convocations, commencements, and community or governmental meetings, as well as field productions, news packages, and corporate videos. Because CRI is an embedded media production entity within the Digital Communication program at William Penn University, this also involves working closely with faculty, staff, and students in a collaborative learning environment to produce quality content, while seeking opportunities to mentor students and include them in the production process. The Media Production Project Manager is also responsible for seeking new clients and making recommendations for strategic growth of CRI and the Digital Communication program.


  • Provide an education with a Leadership and Technology focus, and enliven that provision through adherence to the Quaker principles of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community, and equality.
  • Represents the College in a positive manner with prospective, current, and former students, employees, and the community.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, self-motivation, and a positive attitude in meeting and dealing effectively and courteously with students, other personnel, and all members of the community.
  • Interprets departmental and/or college policies and procedures.
  • Works harmoniously with others.
  • Performs in a manner which benefits student learning.
  • Directly or indirectly oversees media productions of all live events and field productions.
  • Produce high-quality video from initial concept all the way through final product (pre-production, production, and post-production)
  • Serves as work-study and internship supervisor and mentor.
  • Maintains an accurate production calendar and ensures the availability of crew and equipment for all productions.
  • Coordinates with the Director of the Digital Communication program, faculty, and CRI staff to meet project requirements and deadlines.
  • Serves as a mentor to students and contributes to developing a culture of student involvement.
  • Educates students through inclusion in projects, guest lecturing for relevant portions of production courses.
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with other area media entities and pursue opportunities beneficial to CRI and the Digital Communication program.
  • Manages internal client video projects.
  • Pursues external client projects.
  • Stays current on new video and multimedia technology, and makes recommendations for hardware and software updates as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of staff, hours, and resources used in productions.
  • This position requires occasional weekend and evening hours. Depending on projects, this position may also require occasional travel.
  • Other duties as assigned

Reports to:
Director of Digital Communications

Start Date: Immediately

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Full Time

Closing Date of Posting: Until Filled

Application Sent to:
Send letter of application and resume:

Human Resources

William Penn University

201 Trueblood Avenue

Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577


Terms of Employment:
At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.