Production Assistant

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7103779 (Ref.No. BSU31727)
Posted: June 23, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Operate production equipment (such as Ross Xpression, Grass Valley cameras, switchers and replay, audio boards, and others) during broadcasts of Ball State home sporting events on ESPN and other platforms, and for video board productions. Perform audio/video duties such as camera operations, lighting, and editing for remote and studio productions.

Ball State University Media Services provides internal and external clients with impactful and high-quality productions, for educational, promotional, and corporate projects. Our state-of-the-art facilities enable our Production staff to continue to learn and grow professionally, and help students learn proper workflows and techniques. The Production Assistant is an integral part of UMS, and this position will focus on providing Replay, in-game package editing, and other duties as needed for sports events. UMS produces up to 85 athletics contests per year for ESPN streaming and other platforms. Ball State has a reputation for having high production values and creating professional broadcasts.

Job Function:

Operate production equipment (such as Ross Xpression, Grass Valley cameras, switchers and replay, audio boards, and others) during broadcasts of Ball State home sporting events on ESPN and other platforms, and for video board productions. Perform audio/video duties such as camera operations, lighting, and editing for remote and studio productions.

Minimum Education:

Associate's degree or equivalent in broadcast operations, telecommunications technology or related field.

Minimum Experience:

One through three years experience in related TV operation functions.

Preferred Experience:

Additional years of experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate Replay equipment for broadcast and videoboards at on-campus venues.
  • Operate other production equipment (such as switchers, graphics, cameras, and audio) for broadcast and videoboards at on-campus venues.
  • Edit video tape for program production, underwriter announcements, promos, and other assignments.
  • Operate field equipment to record footage for program production, underwriting announcements, promos, and other assignments.
  • Assist with set up, strike, and preparation of studio and remote productions.
  • Coordinate students for UMS production requests, including monitor progress on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule; serve as a mentor for students assigned projects, with the quality of these projects being reviewed and judged by the Production Manager.
  • Log times and equipment booking using ScheduAll; track all hours spent on specific projects for billing purposes; track and book all equipment to be used for projects using ScheduAll software.
  • May be required to travel and assist in transporting equipment.
  • Operate audio during studio or remote productions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.