Media Production Specialist 

(Male, Age 37) from Seaside, CA

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Current Job

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Job Title Media Production Specialist
Salary $63,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 50
Company Size (not answered)
Location Seaside, CA
Years Experience 9 years

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Higher Education/University

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Run the television studio, editing suites and assist with instruction.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 weeks of vacation, 2 weeks of sick leave. I have health insurance and a retirement plan. Pension plan is also available- PERS.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I’m under compensated

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A day in the life of…

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5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Drive into work to be there at 8am.
8am to 9am 8a- Check email for 15 minutes.

8:30a- Review Equipment database information

8:45a- Prep studio for class assignments and equipment

9am to 10am 9a- Continue Prep for studio class. Setup studio equipment and cameras. Prep curtains and lighting. Test and troubleshoot any cable issues.

Showed assistant how to chart video cameras.

10am to 11am 10a- Engineering Meeting. Went over Capital purchases and discussed a radio station moving on campus. Need to discuss with radio faculty who might use the space.
11am to 12pm Cont. Engineering Meeting. Discussed broken equipment that needs to be fixed. Had issues with several lighting instruments that are shredding with use. Engineering is working to fix broken decks and need to refresh decks.
12pm to 1pm Lunch. Went to the Noodle Bar and ordered the #13!

1pm to 2pm Meet with Student Assistants who need to work on capstone development issues. Worked on editing equipment. Had to update firmware on the video drives. Worked with off-site tech to generate request for support.
2pm to 3pm 2p- Bookstore break

2:30p Talked with our grad class on requirements. Went over equipment database and graduation schedules. Most are confused and uneducated about the process. Ask really bad questions

3pm to 4pm 3:30p- Worked on equipment purchases for end of the year. Talked with several vendors discussing our equipment refresh needs. Many quotes are on their way.
4pm to 5pm 4:30p Check emails and start to prep forthe next day. clean space and check phone machine for days calls.
5pm to 6pm Drive home
6pm to 7pm Personal time
7pm to 8pm 7p- Called the media lab to check on open lab status. Assigned student tasks for the night.
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

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