LTC has two open positions. The full-time Director of Municipal Programming will oversee coverage of City Hall meetings and the production of municipal and community projects, and the part-time Channel Programmer & Evening Receptionist will schedule programs for LTC’s Global Channel 95 during evening hours. The job descriptions are below.

Director of Municipal Programming

Principal Duties:

  • Oversee the look and management of Channel 99, including scheduling of programs, public service announcements, bulletin board messages, and promotions.
  • Supervise the Municipal staff and interns/volunteers assigned to assist with Channel 99 operations.
  • Provide for the coverage of, and be Producer of Record for a variety of municipal meetings held at Lowell City Hall. Provide coverage of other important municipal events, determined in conjunction with the Issuing Authority, the City Manager.
  • Produce and/or oversee the production of original municipal programming from concept to completion – in collaboration with city departments, local governmental agencies and community producers.
  • Manage and maintain the Municipal Department’s portable video equipment and the robotic video systems in City Hall. Troubleshoot technical issues. Recommend technology purchases to the Executive Director.
  • Maintain Channel 99 cablecasting equipment and troubleshoot cablecast issues with TelVue tech support.
  • Under the supervision of the Executive Director, acquire programs of interest to the community from other access stations, satellite, and the Web for cablecast.
  • Produce and/or oversee the production of bi-weekly news segments for “LTC News” and other LTC community-oriented programming, promotions, festivals, and paid production services as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Maintain detailed programming records as required by the City of Lowell. Submit quarterly programming reports.

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or higher in related field including video production, communications, computer technology, or broadcasting.
  • At least two years of work experience in public access, commercial TV, or a community media center.
  • Strong digital production and editing skills. Ability to produce TV shows creatively, efficiently, and in a timely manner. Experience with remote event coverage, directing in a three-camera TV studio and live broadcasting from remote locations.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse membership and collaborate on media projects.
  • Strong verbal and written abilities.
  • Commitment to free speech and community development through media technology.
  • Ability to lift and move 50lbs. of video equipment.

LTC is an equal opportunity employer. Offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience, and benefits. Minority and multi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply. To apply, send a letter of interest and a resume to Wendy Blom, Executive Director, at wblom@ltc.org by January 24, 2020. No phone calls please.

Director of Municipal Programming  Job Description

 

Channel Programmer & Evening Receptionist

The hours are Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. $16/hour.

Principal Duties:

 Programming:

  1. Program the Global Access Channel 95 using the Telvue server interface for live and taped programs.
  2. Working with LTC’s Programming Coordinator, acquire programs of interest to the community from other access stations, satellite, and the Web for cablecast.
  3. Communicate with Channel 95 producers as needed.

Evening Front Desk Reception:

  1. Greet guests as they enter the facility. Keep sign-in sheets up to date.
  2. Answer phones and direct calls to the appropriate desk. Take messages as needed.
  3. Check the membership status of people who use LTC equipment and facilities. Update contact information.
  4. Give access to production facilities to members as needed.
  5. Sign members up for facility reservations and classes.
  6. Perform retail transactions.
  7. Keep entry area neat and organized. Update bulletin boards.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  2. Experience with Apple computers and databases.
  3. Ability to work with a diverse membership. Khmer language a plus.
  4. Commitment to free speech and community development through media technology.

To apply, send a letter of interest and a resume to Wendy Blom, Executive Director, at wblom@ltc.org by January 24, 2020. No phone calls please.  Evening Receptionist and Programmer Job Description