George Washington University

George Washington University

Senior Studio Engineer

United States

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Job Description Summary:

The School of Media and Public Affairs ( SMPA) is the only one of its kind in the capital of politics and media and we are able to explore the interplay of media and politics unlike anywhere else. Our community benefits from access to an extensive network, events with government leaders, distinguished journalists, and leading academics for thoughtful and balanced conversations that deliver unique insights.

This position is the subject matter expert that helps support faculty, students, and staff in the use and care of classroom multimedia and digital video capture equipment; regularly advances knowledge of emerging audio, video, and multimedia technologies; and coordinates multimedia technology for class and event sessions within the scope of their area of responsibility. The Senior Studio Engineer is responsible for the oversight of the multimedia technicians in the field, including assigning work and performing quality control as needed. This position supports afternoon and evening classes.

The position is responsible for:

  • Responsible for overseeing the Media Instructional Technologist by assigning projects and managing day-to-day tasks that include the responsibilities of managing the federal work study students with daily equipment checkout functions.
  • Studio engineering skills include managing and maintaining broadcast studio which includes running lighting grid, chyron operator, Ross Switcher, Yamaha Q5 audio board, Tria playback deck, Myra record deck, as well as other studio preparation duties.
  • Acting as the subject matter expert in studio classes and coordinating with faculty, staff and students for classroom needs, equipment demands and other matters as they arise. A strong technical aptitude and trouble- shooting ability to facilitate proper use of equipment.
  • Overseeing and implementing the video and audio production needs of academic courses and special events, including the production of live streaming events including assisting with the distribution strategy for video, audio podcasts, through YouTube and other platforms.
  • Editing of multimedia content using professional hardware and software including but not limited to audio and video content. Must be fluent with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Audio Video Inventory Management – Purchase projections for camera and other video and audio equipment, as well as any other necessary hardware and software. Overseeing inventory and alerting management of low supply levels. This also includes maintenance of such inventory.
  • Running training programs for students on camera equipment and studio functions and performance.
  • Assist with overseeing and training student production assistants.
  • The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in demanding audio-video environments providing technical services.
  • Proven ability to supervise, deliver professional customer service, and manage multiple projects.
  • Strong technical aptitude and trouble-shooting ability to facilitate proper use of equipment.
  • Experience with multimedia hardware, software, network configuration, and internet applications.
  • Knowledge of shooting and editing multimedia videos and interviewing techniques for multimedia videos.
  • Excellent organization, planning, interpersonal and communication skills, client services and ability to work in teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of the design of the audio/visual backend of production facilities.
  • Complex understanding of digital video signal distribution and modern media delivery methods, including encoder/decoders, H.264 streams, and media streaming capabilities to popular sites like Periscope, Facebook Live, Instagram and Twitter.
  • 5+ years of experience as a working professional with expertise in television studio engineering and troubleshooting, as well as media production and editing; an d2+ years in a supervisory role.
  • Ideal candidate has at least two-years of experience in an educational or academic setting.
  • Typical Hiring Range $66,433.08 - $106,155.95 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Family Information Technology Sub-Family Audiovisual Technology Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status On-campus (in person) Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? Posting Number: S012124 Job Open Date: Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you currently employed with The George Washington University?
  • No
  • Yes
  • If you are a current staff or research employee at The George Washington University, have you successfully completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? The Introductory Employment Period (IEP) at George Washington University for non-faculty benefitted staff and research positions lasts for 180 days from the hire date into the position (if hired before October 31, 2022) and 90 days, if hired on or after October 31, 2022. Employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.
  • Yes
  • NO
  • Not Applicable
  • What is your salary range expectation?
  • (Open Ended Question)

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  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
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    Job details


    Senior Studio Engineer


    George Washington University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    George Washington University is a private institution that was founded in 1821. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,762 (fall 2020), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. George Washington University's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #63. Its tuition and fees are $59,870.

    George Washington University’s urban location in downtown Washington, D.C., is ideal for fans of politics and city life. The school is spread out across the D.C. Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near the State Department and about a mile away from museums on the National Mall and the Washington Monument. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and, starting with the Class of 2018, juniors are required to live on campus as well. The school’s sports teams are nicknamed the Colonials, and compete in the Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. A costumed student called George, named for George Washington, is the school mascot, though an 10-foot inflatable character known as Big George and an on-campus statue of a hippopotamus are unofficial mascots. There are more than 400 organizations on campus, and students can start their own clubs with an original idea and nine other members. About 25 percent of students are involved in the school’s large Greek system. The TRAiL program takes students on outdoor excursions like hiking, kayaking and horseback riding. Student publications include the GW Hatchet, The Daily Colonial and The GW Patriot.

    The school has broad graduate offerings, and its Law School and Graduate School of Education and Human Development are particularly well regarded. Among the scores of famous GW graduates are politicians Harry Reid and Eric Cantor, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and performers including Kerry Washington. Alec Baldwin attended GW but did not graduate.

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