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Idaho Public TV

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 25th June 2018
Saturday, 25th August 2018
Location: Boise, Idaho

Job Description:

PTV Producer/Writer
Idaho Public Television
Open for Recruitment: June 20, 2018 - July 11, 2018
Announcement # 05348000446
Salary Range: $22.00 - $24.00 per hour (DOE) -Plus Competitive Benefits!
Location(s): Boise
Idaho Public Television invites applications for an opening for a well-qualified Producer/Writer. 
The majority of time will be spent bringing Idahoans a new ongoing history series called Idaho Experience. 
They may also work on other programs as assigned such as Outdoor Idaho.
IdahoPTV is the only statewide television media outlet. It is our mission to harness the power of public media 
to encourage lifelong learning, connect our communities, and enrich the lives of all Idahoans. We tell Idaho’s stories. 
Each year our local programs receive dozens of international, national, regional, and state awards for excellence. 
Interested applicants are encouraged to check them out at
To develop, produce, research and write television programs and field videos for Idaho Public Television; perform related work.
Typical Responsibilities:
  • Develops and submits proposals to supervisor for digital and television program production based on public interest and needs 
  • Coordinates and organizes thoughts and ideas for programs by combining journalistic content with visual materials into a program format 
  • Coordinates with appropriate staff for scheduling production crews and production equipment and oversees the recording and editing of programs 
  • Coordinates all aspects of both studio and on-location video production 
  • Works with director to plan and meet production objectives 
  • Coordinates with  director and specialists for studio, graphic, and web site needs 
  • Locates and coordinates talent and guests 
  • Prepares interview outlines 
  • Hosts programs 
  • Produces on-air promotional materials for productions 
  • Monitors established budgets and timelines
  • Conducts interviews with people appropriate to the storyline 
  • Determines events to be covered during program, taking into account public interest, newsworthy developments, and time restrictions 
  • Writes, edits content, determines format, and organizes material for program, often working under deadline pressures
  • Researches and analyzes content and platform needs and topic areas 
  • Conducts background interviews 
  • Researches, and organizes available written material 
  • Writes scripts for all platforms including documentaries 
  • Edits written material for content, expressiveness, clarity, conciseness and time restrictions
Minimum Requirements:
Good knowledge of:
Video, broadcast television, radio or newspaper production processes
FCC rules and regulations regarding public broadcast restrictions, including editorial integrity and funding standards and practices
  • With complex journalistic projects including concepts, research, investigation, writing and editing
  • Conducting journalistic interviews
  • Working with a team on a project or within an organization
  • Working within an established budget; monitoring and maintaining records of expenses, time, personnel, facilities, and copyrights for final project reports 
Must have:
Valid driver's license.

The following is not required, but may increase your score on the examination:

Experience developing, producing, hosting and/or moderating journalistic programs relating to complex issues including public affairs and historical content
Preferred candidates will have:
  • Good understanding of Idaho history
  • Experience with videography and nonlinear editing
The examination is a rating of your education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in reference to the questions on the exam as well as demo materials (see details on the exam). A minimum rating of 63 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.
To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link at the bottom of this page (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

Preferred Skills:

How to Apply:
Click on any Apply Online button
 and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.
When updating your online application information, please select:
Idaho Public Television under "Agencies"
Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
Boise under "Cities"
When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist (this includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job Type/Shift).  Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.
If you have questions,
please contact us at:
(208) 334-2263
Toll Free:
Thank you for your interest in employment with Idaho Public Television!
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