Broadcast Associate, Level 1 (Provisional) - Marketing and Development

CUNY John Jay College in New York

Date Posted June 25, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Broadcast Associate, Level 1  (Provisional) - Marketing and Development  

CUNY John Jay College

Job ID: 10899

Position Type: Regular/Full-Time

Closing Date: 7/9/2014 

Compensation: Level 1: New Hire:  $36,895* / Incumbent:  $41,693

*This amount reflects 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.

College website:



Under supervision, Broadcast Associates perform technical work in a broadcasting operation and/or production environment. Such duties include designing, installing, operating, maintaining and/or modifying all types of broadcast equipment and related software.  There are three Assignment Levels for Broadcast Associate (Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3).  All personnel perform related work.


Assignment Level 1: Under direct supervision, performs technical and operational tasks of ordinary difficulty related to the dissemination, duplication and broadcasting of video and audio signals.  May perform work with either existing or emerging media technology as needed to operate station.  Takes direction/instruction from the director and producer. Interact effectively with other members of the broadcast operation including actors and interviewees.


Assignment Level 2: Under general to limited supervision, performs complex technical work requiring considerable knowledge of studio and production operations.  Functions as part of the production team as a video or audio technician and/or lighting grip.  Works in remote field production locations, establishing field production systems and operating units. 


Assignment Level 3: Under limited supervision, performs the most complex technical work associated with broadcast operations.  Manages designs and implements all aspects of work performed by Level 1 and Level 2 Broadcast Associates.  Directs technical staff.  May function as general shift manager or as manager of a specific technical area.


This job is in CUNY's Classified Civil Service.  The full specification is available on our web site at



Broadcast Associate






The Broadcast Associate will work in the Marketing Department and be responsible for the following:

-         Performance of technical work in a video broadcasting environment.

-         Video recording of college events, lectures, conferences etc.

-         Post-Production editing, encoding.

-         Audio sound mixing, sweetening, and editing.

-         Encoding and exporting of master video edits in various formats (DVD, video files, web files etc).

-         Operation of broadcast equipment in both studio and location.

-         Assists with the creation of graphics and animation for video projects.


John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings.



Assignment Level-1

- A high school diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of full-time satisfactory related experience, OR

- An Associate Degree and/or 60 college credits from an accredited college in a related field and one year of full-time equivalent experience in a television broadcast environment, OR

- A BA degree from an accredited college with a baccalaureate major in a related field.


Assignment Level-2

- Qualification requirements for Level 1 plus the following: Two additional years of directly related full-time equivalent experience, OR

- A Master's-level degree (such as MFA or MS) from an accredited college in a related field and one year of directly related full-time equivalent experience.


Assignment Level-3

- Qualification requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 plus the following: Three additional years of directly related full-time equivalent experience.


All Level - Some positions may require a current, valid New York State motor vehicle license.



Preferred qualifications:

-         Knowledge of SONY/PANASONIC/CANON/SAMSUNG HD video cameras- Ability to operate Tricaster portable studio equipment and live streaming encoding

-         Ability to design a basic light plot for studio and location shoots

-         Knowledge of sound mixing for live and post-production; experience with non-linear editing (Final Cut Pro preferred but also Adobe Premiere or AVID)

-         Must be patient, helpful, and customer service oriented



New Hire:  $36,895Incumbent:  $41,693**This amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only.



CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.



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