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Assistant Media Engineer

Classification: Part-time

Department: Film & Media

Reports to: Chief Media Engineer

Mission and Commitment

Taylor’s mission is to develop servant-leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love, grace, and truth to a world in need.

As a community, Taylor faculty, staff, and students commit to living out Christ’s love and truth in the here and now. We worship together, serve one another, and grow in faith as we learn in the classroom, on the field, at chapel, and anywhere else we’re doing Life Together.

Position Summary

The Assistant Media Engineer performs a wide range of multimedia support functions such as video production, editing, and coordination of projects. The assistant will work with stakeholders and technology related to film, video, and audio production to further the goals of the Film & Media Arts department.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position is primarily responsible to:

  • Testify to personal experience of salvation in Jesus Christ, affirm belief in the University’s Statement of Faith, abide by and practice our Life Together Covenant, and both personally agree with and support the Foundational Documents of Taylor University.
  • Assist the Chief Media Engineer with research, development and advancement, maintenance and repair, and problem diagnosis of equipment, support systems, and software.
  • Utilize department technology including cameras, tripods, dollies, jibs, Steadicam, etc., to complete assigned projects.
  • Troubleshoot issues and report findings; initiate the first phases of correcting issues that may include contacting vendors or manufacturers to get information and parts.
  • Determine how to best approach a maintenance project, and work independently or on a team to complete assigned projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 6 months of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a media-related field, preferred.
  • 1 – 2 years professional experience, preferred.

Skills & Competencies

  • Familiar with broadcast and DSLR cameras, Steadicam Shadow, Steadicam Pilot, lighting boards and dimmers, audio boards, video switchers, and routers.
  • Ability to read a waveform monitor and vectorscope.
  • Ability to solder, crimp connectors, and troubleshoot media devices to the component level.
  • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service with the ability to interact warmly and professionally with colleagues and external partners.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Understanding of the mixing and mastering of live music, preferred.
  • Familiarity of post audio workflows and experience using iZotope RX Advanced for audio clean up and noise removal, preferred.

Special Requirements

  • Physical Demands
    • May be required to stand, walk, crawl, and climb ladders for set up and repairs.
    • May be required to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Work Environment
    • Occasional travel within Indiana.
    • Occasional evening or weekend work may be required for department events/activities.
  • Environmental Conditions
    • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
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