Position Description

Communications Intern - Access Television
Job Code 4228
Requisition Information

Opening Date:

Tentative Close Date:

County Region:
North County (N. Fruitville)

Administration Building 1660 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236

# of openings:

Pay range:
$9.00 - $16.50

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:

Scheduled Hours 20 hrs/week
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This internship supports the delivery of excellent customer service and involves: non-linear video editing; television motion graphic and effect design; video acquisition; video concept and script development; setting up and operating live television equipment to produce and broadcast public meeting coverage, community-based programming and emergency information updates; automated television master control operations.

Essential Functions:

Video Production

  • Video acquisition using professional-grade cameras (e.g., Panasonic AG-HPX300)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud suite operations
    • Non-linear editing
    • Video motion graphic and effect design
  • Develop concepts, scripts, sets and all other necessary elements to produce video segments and programs that effectively communicate information about local government and county initiatives for broadcast and social media use

Broadcast Video Equipment Operations

  • Set up and test broadcast audio/visual equipment prior to live and recorded productions
  • Operate television equipment, including: cameras, production switchers, audio mixers, lights, character generators, record/playback decks, software applications and other associated equipment to produce government access television programs, including public meetings and studio and field productions
  • Master control operations, including: generating and monitoring automated television programming schedules; signal validation and routing; and satellite feed acquisition
  • General studio and equipment maintenance

Audio/Visual Support and Consultation

  • Provide staging, presentation and PA support

Follow department and county government procedures, policies, directives and guidance. Ensure actions are aligned with county’s vision, mission, values and goals. Provide excellent customer service in each tasks and/or assigned project whether for internal and/or external use.

Participate in training as necessary or prescribed to stay up-to-date on communications skills, trends, strategies and tools.

Other duties as assigned.

Specific knowledge, skills, abilities and/or machines, equipment, special tools as required for the job:
Ability to work as a member of a team. Ability to take direction and constructive criticism.


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