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Company: King County DOT
Position:
Multimedia Producer
Location:
Washington St.
Job Status:  Part-time
Ad Expires: 
August 11, 2013
Job ID: 1510031

Description:
Multimedia Producer (Communications Specialist III)

Apply online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs

King County is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace. In addition, the county is committed to recruiting and maintaining a quality workforce that shares our guiding principles: collaborative, service-oriented, results-focused, accountable, innovative, professional and fair and just.

OPENING DATE/TIME: 07/09/13

CLOSING DATE/TIME: 07/22/13 04:30 PM

SALARY: $33.20 - $40.14 Hourly

LOCATION: King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle

JOB TYPE: Career Service, Part Time, 20 hrs/week

DIVISION: Department of Transportation - Director's office

Position Summary

This part-time, fully-benefited video journalism multimedia job in the Department of Transportation’s Communications Section works closely with DOT project managers and communication specialists to disseminate public information via the Internet, social media and King County Television (King County TV Cable Channel 22) and through other visual and written means, making effective use of all forms of public information distribution tools used by the County. A special emphasis of the position is writing, producing and appearing on KCDOT videos.

King County Department of Transportation

King County’s Department of Transportation is a leader in this nation’s public transportation industry. KCDOT is composed of the Metro Transit, Road Services, Fleet Administration, King County Airport, and Marine Divisions. Each Division plays a unique role in getting people to work quickly and comfortably, reducing commuter stress, providing efficient transportation infrastructure for our vital regional economy, greening the environment, radically improving urban air quality and responding comprehensively to the global warming crisis.

The Communications Section is a critical part of the Transportation Department. We provide timely and innovative ways of informing the public about our transportation services and projects, and plan and implement community relations programs that ensure our planners and decision makers understand the public’s concerns and views on regional transportation issues. Our section is a closely integrated team of communications, graphics, video journalism multimedia programming and public information specialists led by a communications manager.

Who May Apply

This position is open to King County employees and the general public.

Required Materials

An employment application with answers to the Supplemental Questions, a resume, and work samples created for communicating with the public are required. A cover letter is optional. Work samples must consist of two to three writing samples (web content/pages or video script) and two to three samples of video shooting/editing/on-camera work. Applicants should complete the online application at www.kingcounty.gov and attach the required resume to the online employment application. Web content and streaming media samples may be provided by referring us to a website or mailing or emailing them to Senior HR Analyst Ralph Cady in our Human Resources unit (ralph.cady@kingcounty.gov) (201 S. Jackson St., Mailstop kSC-TR-0419, Seattle, WA.).

Great Location

Our offices are located in Seattle's historic, fun Pioneer Square district, in easy walking distance to the pier on Elliott Bay, close to popular urban residential neighborhoods, near regional bus and LINK light rail lines and right next door to the Sounder (commuter train) Station.

Great Benefits

King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most regional transit systems). Employees have access to the building gym, with lockers, showers and bike room. We offer a competitive benefits package including fully-paid medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and domestic partner. A competitive sick leave and vacation plan, twelve holidays annually, and participation in the State’s Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County’s deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan). For more details, please see the next tab. Work Schedule

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is therefore not eligible for overtime pay. The workweek is normally Monday through Friday, preferably 4 hours per day, 5 days/week, with consideration of flexible hours possible (with occasional evening and infrequent weekend community relations work.)

Questions

If you have questions about this announcement, please contact Senior Human Resources Analyst Ralph Cady at ralph.cady@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-4782.

JOB DUTIES:

• Serve as a key point of contact for the development and implementation of new media Internet technology programs and projects produced by the Communications Section., and coordinating these for KCDOT divisions. • Write creative and compelling scripts, shoot and edit video and serve as talent for transportation-related programming on King County Television and partner government cable stations. Coordinate production, schedules and oversee work on this show and other special video projects. • Produce videos and public service announcements. • Write, shoot, gather digital photos and perform web publishing for KCDOT/Communications web pages and for other publications, as necessary. • Post news releases to websites. • Track and review department videos.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field, or the equivalent combination of experience and education • Three years’ experience in public relations, communications or the news media with strong skill in shooting/editing/producing videos and serving as talent, as well as writing materials and scripts for diverse constituencies • Ability to use creativity and imagination when preparing communication materials for targeted audiences • Comfortable and skilled using emerging tools, devices and platforms including comprehensive skills and knowledge in social media communications • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines • Demonstrated ability to quickly respond to changing priorities and needs • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including creative writing ability, proofing, grammar and spelling • Skill in working with and articulating ideas orally for people of diverse backgrounds, including people with limited English proficiency • Ability to learn new technical skills as needed • Ability to work independently and creatively • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with coworkers and collaborate in a team environment • Professional experience with the following: • High Definition (HD) digital video shooting, editing, live encoding skills at multiple bit rates for multiple file types including Windows Media Player, RealVideo Player and QuickTime Player • Hands-on experience with multimedia authoring, video editing, capturing, importing, assembling and distributing, including HTML integration • Experience with stream distribution for small and large events • VOD encoding, Webcasting, SMILE and Adobe Premiere experience is highly desirable • Web publishing experience with at least one-year experience developing web pages for public or private sector organizations • Demonstrated experience with HTML 4.0; skill at hand coding HTML using a text editor. • Knowledge of basic browser compatibility issues • Experience working with web templates and FTP software • Experience with web-based graphic design, image formatting and compression, and graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop • Skill at digital photography

Desirable Qualifications (Not Required)

• Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro editing software • Knowledge and experience with community and regional issues, leaders and government agencies in the Puget Sound region

Special Requirements A valid Washington State driver’s license (or ability to obtain a Washington State license within 30 days after hire) or the ability to travel throughout the County to locations that may not be served by public transportation is required.

Application Process

Applicants should complete the online application, which includes the Supplemental Questions, and attach or paste in your resume. Your samples should be cited or emailed as described in the Required Materials section above. A cover letter is optional. NOTE: Please answer ALL questions in the online employment application itself, with each of your jobs listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving, salary, etc. Your job history in the employment application should go back ten years (if you have ten years of employment). Earlier jobs should be included if they are relevant in some way to this job. If you have questions about this, please contact Ralph Cady as stated above. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Tips On Applying at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs. If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the Human Resources contact for this job announcement, Ralph Cady, at 206-263-4782 or ralph.cady@kingcounty.gov.

Selection Process

Applicants will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and a written exercise and/or other testing. Reference checks will also be conducted.

We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity in the workplace.

Union Membership

This position is represented by Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 (Department of Transportation bargaining unit).

Class Code: 2501300

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