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Media Programming Specialist - Department of Technology (1767)

Recruitment: RTF0115843-01137111

Published: January 12, 2023


Carol Wong -

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Department: Technology
Job class: 1767-Media Programming Specialist
Salary range: $82,992.00 - $100,906.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time but not earlier than October 22, 2021. The position is open until filled.

IMPORTANT: Your application MUST include responses to the supplemental questionnaire found HERE.

Applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire prior to starting the online application process.  Application will NOT be reviewed without completed supplemental questionnaire.

Why Work for the Department of Technology (DT)? The Department of Technology (DT) is the centralized technology services provider in CCSF. We deliver technology infrastructure and services to approximately 33,000 employees! With an annual operating budget of over $140M and approximately 260 employees, DT provides a host of services that includes:

People-Centered Solutions: Working for San Francisco, you can have a powerful, meaningful effect on the community every day. When we solve problems, people are the heart of every solution!

Benefits of Working for CCSF:  In addition to challenging and rewarding work, the City provides a generous suite of benefits to its employees.

  • Job security, pension, and robust retirement options
  • Competitive pay with consistent bi-yearly or yearly increases
  • Generous paid time off, family leave, and more!
  • Diverse work environment in a diverse city
  • Union protections and representation
  • Career development and growth — move between departments, learn on the job, or take subsidized/reimbursed classes!

CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE — bring the benefits of the internet to low-income and marginalized residents!

SHINE A LIGHT ON WHAT MATTERS — join an award-winning production team at SFGovTV to help residents watch legislators or learn more about what makes this City great!

DRIVE INNOVATION — deliver new, cutting-edge technology to residents and city partners to help San Francisco serve its residents!

Role description

SFGovTV delivers the best of City Hall to your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SFGovTV's programming includes live gavel-to-gavel coverage of Board of Supervisors meetings and City Commissions, the latest announcements from the Mayor, and a wide variety of exciting city events, meetings and summits. Discover San Francisco's diverse cuisines, cultures and opinions as SFGovTV journeys through the City’s neighborhoods to uncover the hottest issues and trends.


The City & County of San Francisco’s Emmy Award Winning television station, SFGovTV, is looking for a creative and dynamic Media Producer / Video Editor.  SFGovTV and SFGovTV2, San Francisco's Cable Channels 26 and 78, provide the citizens of San Francisco access to quality government programming.  SFGovTV’s YouTube channel provides original programming and information on city events, city services and city life. Take a journey through the city's neighborhoods and experience its culture with programs that highlight the unique character of San Francisco.  SFGovTV showcases the work of city departments and the people that makes our city move.

In addition to the much needed broadcasts that support open government access for citizens, SFGovTV creates and provides original content that is creative, entertaining and informative. For example; our Quick Bites and Shop & Dine in the 49 original programs which highlights the enviable food scene that our city is known for, was the recent recipient of a highly coveted Emmy Award.  Our goal to reach more milestones such as this, will require the creativity of great story tellers/video editors that can continue to deliver quality programming and elevate production capabilities. The successful incumbent will coordinate and perform production, post- production and maintenance work tasks to facilitate the creation of video programs for television, web, YouTube and social media.


  • Responsible for supporting and managing video broadcast and remote meeting management for Board meetings and Commission meetings.  Working in a team environment, providing meeting support and technology troubleshooting.
  • Supports broadcasting (web, TV) for City webinars, Townhalls, Mayoral events with high quality and professional production and product.
  • Provides proactive, excellent customer service and diplomatic problem solving in stressful situations.  Ability to adjust to changing schedules and priorities in an often fast paced environment.
  • Performs production, post production video editing for SFGovTV programming for client and original productions.  Thorough knowledge of nonlinear editing systems (Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer or similar NLE), media management, graphics integration, workflow with audio post production, video encoding, and delivery.
  • Determines the best way to convey a message or tell a story through editing while working with a producer or serving as your own producer.
  • Maintains archive of master clips and b-roll selects.
  • Designs graphics for video deliverables utilizing Adobe Photoshop and/or After Effects.
  • Develops video programs for television, website, social media, YouTube
  • Creates scripts, produces, coordinates production logistics, directs on-camera talent and crew and operates video production equipment for the recording and/or live transmission of original programs and City government meetings and events.
  • Develop social media content, maintain social media posting to increase viewership
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

How to qualify

1. Four (4) years of broadcast production experience; AND

2. Possession of a valid CA driver's license

SUBSTITUTION: Possession of a certificate from a recognized media production program may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience; OR

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in broadcasting, graphic design, or a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.


Ability to: set-up, operate and troubleshoot a variety of audio and video equipment (hardware & software) including professional studio, ENG, and robotic video cameras, character generators, video and audio mixers, light and grip equipment, audio & video switchers, and video editing applications; operate a variety of office equipment, set up and maintain records, track resources; format, edit and update information into viewable and readable "on-air" public information; recognize deficiencies in video and sound; shoot digital still photos; communicate effectively in writing and verbally; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with public, city staff and programming sources and communicate clearly producers; respond to public in a polite and tactful manner.


1. Medical Testing: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the TB testing process. 

2. Security Clearances & Background Investigations: Positions in this classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination. 

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Salary Range: Rates Effective: Jul 01, 2021 - Jan 07, 2022, $36.8000 - $44.7375 (hourly)

                        Rates Effective: Jan 08, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022, $36.9875 - $44.9625 (hourly)

Contact Information: Carol Wong, Human Resources – Client Services, by telephone at 652-628-5045, or by email at

Right to Work:

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. Please be informed that the Department of Technology will not sponsor visa applications/transfer.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.