University of Utah Production Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/27/2018

Requisition Number PRN07827N

Job Title Production Assistant

Working Title Production Assistant

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00336 - KUEN/Utah Education Network

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12.02/hr. to $21.63/hr.

Close Date

Job Summary

Assists in the production of program materials by performing a wide range of functions including, but not limited to: scheduling, coordinating, videography, editing, photography and social media.

  • This position is grant funded until December 31, 2019.


Assist in the daily and advance scheduling of events and projects. Gather, organize and coordinate materials needed for various programs.

May write drafts of scripts and inner script segments for television or online production.

Serve on the crew as a camera operator and perform other related production functions on assignment.

Create motion and still graphics for use in productions.

Follow organization’s social media policies and use social media (specifically Instagram stories and Facebook Live) to promote the Utah Education Network and UtahFutures American Graduate missions.

May assist in publication design of course manuals and marketing materials.

Ensure that final productions meetADAcompliance andFCCstandards by closed captioning the videos.

Help ensure that productions meet the needs of the public and that the image of the department and University are upheld.

Assist in transcoding media for distribution in online platforms and broadcast television.

Problem Solving

This position has authority to make creative decisions that will affect how a production will look, what research methods to use, and what information to include or exclude in a specific production. Final decisions and approvals are made by the producer.

• This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Media Arts, or a related field, or equivalency; one year previous experience; and demonstrated analytical, oral and written communication skills required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Qualified candidates should be proficient using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop and use ofDSLRcameras. Candidates who demonstrate a basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects and use of social media for promoting a business or non-profit will be given a preference.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.