Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

TITLE: Video Producer

CLASS: Academic Professional




The Video Producer is responsible for producing video content for the Curriculum and Support Division which serves the entire PCC district. The incumbent is responsible for designing, coordinating, directing, shooting and editing educational, instructional, promotional, and other video material/content delivered via the Web, cable TV, DVD, and portable devices.  The incumbent oversees the work of a professional video production and post-production crew. Assists faculty and students in learning video production.


  1. Meets with faculty, staff and administrators ("clients") to evaluate, discuss, and/or propose requests and ideas for video projects.  Creates and evaluates proposals, outlines and scripts for clarity of purpose, consideration of audience, and appropriate creative and technical approach.  Estimates production requirements (including equipment and crew), provides budget estimates, and evaluates copyright, clearance and release requirements.  Meets with clients thru all phases of each project to obtain client input, to solve problems, and to keep projects on schedule.                           

  2. Oversees the work of professional video production staff/crew, including editors, directors of photography/videography, videographers, sound recordists, grips and production assistants.  Assigns projects and positions to crew members.  Provides creative and technical guidance and direction and tracks hours worked.  Guides and oversees the work of cooperative education students and student workers. When appropriate performs the work of editor, director of photography/videography, videographer, and sound recordist.

  3. Directs video productions ranging from single-camera productions to multi-camera field and studio productions.  This includes interacting with and guiding clients, subjects/talent and others through the production process. Operates and/or directs the operation of professional cameras, audio equipment, lighting equipment and related equipment to effectively record a variety of program materials. Recommends minor and/or major production changes to obtain the most appropriate and effective materials.                   

  4. During post production, edits and/or directs the editing of recorded video, audio, and other materials to meet time, aesthetic, ethical and broadcast quality standards.  Creates and/or guides the creation of graphics and soundtracks. Operates and/or oversees the operation of a variety of post production equipment including nonlinear computer-based editing systems, tape decks, tapeless devices, and video/audio interfaces. Operates and/or oversees the use of a variety of post production software applications for video editing, audio editing, DVD authoring, graphics creation, compositing, compressing, encoding/transcoding and captioning. Coordinates the archiving of video assets for short and long term storage and access. 

  5. Maintains and/or oversees the maintenance and organization of all video production equipment and post production equipment and software in the Media Production Lab. Researches, requests and implements new video production technologies.

  6. In advance of video productions, coordinates production crew, production schedule and locations.  Organizes all equipment required and tests cameras, tapeless media, microphones, lights, video monitors and related equipment to assure proper operation.

  7. Oversees the preparation, duplication, and delivery of video and related materials for a variety of distribution channels including the internet, DVD, PCC’s cable channel, and portable devices.

  8. Independently and in coordination with other PCC media production staff, participates in workshops and one-on-one sessions to teach video production to staff, faculty and students. 

  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Work is typically performed in an office, studio or field production environment.


Movement of equipment and set placement requires the ability to bend, stoop, crawl, and climb. Ability to lift and place equipment that may weight up to 50 pounds. Producing videos requires the ability to stand and move around for extended periods of time.


Bachelor's degree in Film/Video Production, Communications, Journalism, Television Production, Media Arts or related area.  Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.

Demonstrated experience producing educational or documentary videos in a collaborative environment is required which includes organizing, managing and scheduling production crews and planning and executing client projects within budget.


  • Considerable knowledge of video production processes and technologies.

  • Knowledge of effective project management methods and techniques.

  • Knowledge of training and supervisory methods and techniques.

  • Knowledge of curriculum development and learning theory and techniques.

  • Skill in operating video production equipment.

  • Skill in operating a computer and various complex post production applications.

  • Skill in independent problem solving and project management.

  • Ability to work and solve production problems independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to coordinate the work of teams.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population.

  • Ability to effectively communicate visually and in oral and written form.

REV: 06/17/08

REPLACES: Video Production Specialist, 06/16/00