MontanaPBS has staff located at offices at Montana State University in Bozeman and the University of Montana in Missoula. In addition to our full time staff, both organizations occasionally have full-time, part-time, work study and internship opportunities available.
Current Opportunities at KUSM-TV in Bozeman:
(for more information, call 406-994-3437)
MontanaPBS Educational Media Specialist
IMPORTANT NOTE: To be eligible for this opportunity, you must be accepted into an MSU graduate program. You may apply before you are accepted, however, securing a position is contingent on successful admission for Fall.
Department Name: MontanaPBS/KUSM
Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant: Educational Media Specialist
Number of Positions Open: 1
MontanaPBS is the state’s public television service based on the Montana State University campus and housed in the Visual Communications Building. The station produces, and broadcasts, high quality local and national PBS programming for Montana citizens. MontanaPBS also creates digital content for PK-12 classrooms published on the FREE website PBS LearningMedia www.pbslearningmedia.org. A new pilot program will be implemented in the fall of 2021 hiring one Graduate Teaching Assistant to serve as an Educational Media Specialist from the School of Education to collaborate with a student in the MFA for Science and Natural History in Filmmaking program to create digital content and accompanying curriculum for Montana classrooms to be published on PBS LearningMedia. This content will be shared and distributed with educators using a strategy developed in collaboration with the MontanaPBS Education staff. This will be a 2-3-year pilot study and will seek to measure the impact digital educational media has on the achievement of PK-2 students in Montana.
This position is for 19 hours/week for 10 months (AY) August 1-May 31
Roles and Responsibilities
This position collaborates with a student from the MFA in Science and Natural History in Filmmaking (SNHF) program as well as the rest of the Education team at MontanaPBS. The Educational Media Specialist will work closely with local pilot schools to gather information about early childhood classrooms and their unique needs. The person in this role will be responsible for creating support materials aligned to the media as well as a strategy for measuring the impact and use of these materials with the help of local teachers, administrators and MSU faculty. The Educational Media Specialist will also be responsible for training educators to use PBS LearningMedia as well as the materials created for this project.
Current Opportunities at KUFM-TV in Missoula:
(for more information, call 406-243-4101)
No open positions at this time.
Current Opportunities at MPAN in Helena:
(for more information, call 406-444-4828)
MPAN Producer/Camera Operator – 2021 Legislative Session
Montana PBS contracts with the Legislative Services Division to operate and produce live television programming for the state broadcasting service, known as MPAN (Montana Public Affairs Network.) Montana PBS is hiring producers/camera operators for the 2021 Montana Legislature. This is a temporary position that will be scheduled based on the needs of the legislative session broadcasting calendar. Work schedules will vary, but full time and part time schedules are available. Training will be provided. Work will begin in late December 2020 and conclude on or around May 1, 2021.
Will produce video of unedited, gavel-to-gavel coverage of proceedings of 2021 Montana Legislature and associated events, to air on the state broadcasting network, MPAN (Montana Public Affairs Network.) Produced broadcasts will stream online, air on MPAN, and will be recorded for long term historical archives.
- Operate robotic cameras, production switcher, and character generator in production facility to produce coverage of capitol proceedings.
- Set up production workstations to record correct rooms and ensure quality audio and video signals are routed correctly.
- Integrate clear pictures and sound with accurate character generation to identify people and provide relevant information on screen. Will adhere to guidelines of broadcast style (camera angles, shot selection, graphic subtitling, etc.) to ensure impartiality and decorum of institutions being covered.
- Record proceedings for archival and broadcast as directed.
- Will assist with other production tasks, including operation of broadcast scheduling equipment, quality control and other duties as assigned.
- May have opportunities to assist in video field production as needed.
Ability to operate video production equipment, including robotic cameras, production switchers, character generators on Mac-based program. Ability to integrate clear pictures and sound to create quality video production for live television and streaming. Ability to work under pressure.
Basic knowledge of audio/video recording is preferred. General understanding of live streaming and archived broadcast materials; general familiarity of Adobe editing software is not required, but advantageous.
Ability to work as part of a team and observe standard office procedures is required. Ability to observe quality control guidelines and attention to detail. Ability to promptly arrive for scheduled shifts is a must.
High School degree or equivalent and some college level courses or experience in television, film, communications, visual arts, photography, graphic design, audio/video is preferred. Alternative combinations of professional experience and educational qualifications will be considered.
Montana State University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
To apply for this position:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through November 24th, 2020.
Questions? Contact K’Lynn Sloan Harris | 406-444-4828 | email@example.com
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