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Audiovisual Production Specialist (TV Production Automation)

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US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations Washington , DC 20319

Posted 4 months ago

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HelpDuties Summary

The primary focus for the Audiovisual Production Specialist (TV Production Automation) is to map out shots, sequences, and technical requirements within VOA's production automation system (e.g., Ross OverDrive) for television programs to which s/he is assigned, and to operate television production automation systems and other equipment during newscasts and other programming produced by VOA or other BBG entities.

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Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating audio/video production automation system (e.g., "Ross Overdrive") during newscasts and other programming.

  • Coordinating and communicating with the program's producer to achieve the graphic and visual elements of the program.

  • Cueing talent as necessary for the smooth staging of the program.

  • Preparing templates, "plug-ins," "macros," and other production shortcuts to mirror production elements and various visual formats.

  • Working inside the VOA's newsroom computer systems, (e.g., "Dalet"), coding his/her television programs with templates, plug-ins, macros, and other production shortcuts for broadcast.

  • Setting up and working within the scripting and pre-production tools needed to prepare and execute the program, including live newscasts with high degrees of complexity.

  • Following "naming conventions" and VOA procedures for storing templates, plug-ins, macros, and other production shortcuts for use by others.

  • Working with the production team during the program to creatively and technically execute the program without error and without unscripted pauses.

  • Coordinating with technical departments for the smooth scheduling, caching, and/or playing of the program to air.

  • Juggling live and taped elements within the production automation system, both in preparation and in executing the program for air.

  • Monitoring studio lighting, camera, and staging needs and alerts studio supervisors to required maintenance.

  • Monitoring and controlling audio and video quality during television productions.

  • Operating audio board as needed during live and pre-recorded programming, including establishment of secondary audio channels for real-time translation; and backing up other TV production automation specialists as needed.

  • Assisting in the production of video elements and template graphics prior to broadcast and setting up or creating new templates as needed.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    1071 Audiovisual Production

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Candidates MUST meet all qualification requirements by closing date.

  • Applicants must complete online questionnaire.

  • U.S. citizenship required.

  • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.

  • If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for Federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.

  • This position may require working nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • You will be paid by direct deposit to a financial organization of your choice.



Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12), which is directly related to this line of work AND the ability to communicate technical and/or non-technical work-related matters in English and, in addition, have a Level-2."limited working proficiency" or better as defined by the ILR scale of language proficiency in at least one of the following languages below (please specify the second language within your resume):






Additionally applicant must show that they also possess the following specialized experiences within their resume, in order to be considered for this position:

  • Experience in operating TV audio/video production automation systems (e.g., Ross OverDrive) in order to direct live newscasts and other programming.

  • Experience in production planning and pre-production of TV audio/video using production automation systems (e.g., the Ross OverDrive System).

  • Experience using shortcuts, such as plug-ins, macros, and other production shortcuts needed during television programming.

  • Experience using software systems such as Dalet/Dalet Plus and/or Dalet Galaxy.


Applicants cannot substitute education for experience.

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Audiovisual Production Specialist (TV Production Automation)

Expired Job

US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations