Assistant Director-Television Director
House Public Information Services
A full-time supervisory position is available in the Minnesota House of Representatives as an assistant director-television director with the nonpartisan Public Information Services office.
Responsibilities include: directing live legislative television programming and audiovisual productions utilizing studio and field equipment while employing creative technical decision-making; supervising and providing direction to television production staff; coordinating daily broadcast operations with the director and producer/director; coordinating with department staff in determining the department’s operational needs; and supporting the director and assisting with the administration of the department.
This position requires strong organizational and managerial skills, and the ability to promptly and creatively manage a broad range of issues under the pressures of live television operations. Knowledge of the function, operation and capabilities of television-related systems is required. Proven abilities with Microsoft Office software are needed. An ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in broadcast television production and operations. Experience in a live news environment preferred. Familiarity with all phases of audio/visual production required, as is the ability to adapt to changing technology and systems.
Candidates should have good communication and human relations skills, and the ability to develop and maintain respected working relationships with office and other legislative staff. Must be able to regularly lift 25 pounds and manipulate electronic news gathering equipment (such as camera, tripod, camera bag, lights) in order to efficiently manage field productions.
Must be able to work long and irregular hours, especially during the legislative session, including nights and weekends.
Credit given for relevant experience. Please indicate any salary requirements in your cover letter. Excellent benefits.
The office supports the mission of the House of Representatives through news and information services including: reporting on committees and floor sessions, informational publications, photography and television coverage. View information about the office at www.house.mn/hinfo/hinfo.asp.
To assure consideration, your cover letter, resume and any other materials must be received by 5 p.m. Nov. 30, 2022. Late applications may not be considered. Interviews for this position may begin prior to the deadline. Email or mail cover letter, resume and any materials to:
Director, Public Information Services
Minnesota House of Representatives
175 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155