Production Specialist (Program Specialist I)

Job #: 2019-30

  • TWC Job #: 6690247
  • Opening Date: 12/13/2018
  • Travel Required: 15%
  • Monthly Salary: $3,082.00 - $3,900.00/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B17
  • Class: 1570

Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 35F, 712X, 040, 0231, 60C0

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Production Specialist reports to the Director of the Texas Film Commission (TFC) within the Office of the Governor’s (OOG) Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) and is assigned to support the production team. Coordinates information and creates reports for TFC departments and outside requestors.  Assists in maintaining the Texas Film Commission’s internal production and locations database system. Assists and supports production team and coordinates the TFC internship program. Answers and assists with general inquiries to the TFC. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. 

Essential Duties:

  • Compiles, coordinates, and prepares documentation/data between the incentives, marketing and production departments of the TFC, as well as with outside requestors.
  • Assists in preparing marketing materials and workshop collateral.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the Texas Film Commission’s internal database-driven location system.
  • Responsible for coordinating the receipt, documentation, editing and organization of digital location images on internal database-driven location systems.
  • Performs research and analysis, making appropriate location recommendations and reports for specific film and television projects.
  • Assists in researching digital media and new technology companies and projects.
  • Assists in researching and scouting potential locations for specific film projects.
  • Assists with the planning of staff travel as necessary.
  • Performs internal administrative duties related to travel required by the agency.
  • Responsible for the coordination of the Texas Film Commission’s internship program, including providing guidance and supervision of intern staff, project workload and coordinating deadlines.
  • Represents the state/OOG/TFC at marketing events and location site visits.
  • Assists with general public and constituent inquiries as well as Public Information Requests.
  • Performs backup duties to other office staff.
  • Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
  • Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours, as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience: 

 Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to the film, television, communications, or digital media industries. (1) year of directly related experience in the film/television/commercial/digital media production industries is preferred.  Additional experience or education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Candidate must clearly demonstrate proficiency and knowledge of proper research techniques and resources, project management, English grammar, punctuation, spelling, language use, and standards of business writing. Candidate must demonstrate use of automated tracking systems, software applications in a Windows environment and advanced use of Microsoft Office Suite products, including Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:  

The ideal candidate for this position will have professional experience working in film/television/commercial/digital media production or location scouting, knowledge of graphic design practices and data analysis and research.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Texas geography, industry resources and statewide film production centers and communities.
  • Working knowledge of automated information tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of film/TV/commercial/animation/video game/visual effects creators, stakeholders and production companies both in and outside of Texas.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software applications.
  • Knowledge of still and video photographic and editing techniques.
  • Skill in editing digital images using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Skill in digital photography.
  • Skill in interpersonal communications and writing.
  • Skills in writing and compiling plans and reports
  • Skill in attention to detail.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity. 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to coordinate.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Reel-Scout knowledge or experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of gaming platforms is preferred.
  • Skill in graphic design is preferred.
  • Proficiency and knowledge related to multimedia production methods including location(s) selection, and associated technology is preferred.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:   Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  This classification functions in a standard office environment.  Ability to move up to 35 lbs.  Ability to drive long distances as needed.  Will need to occasionally move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and/or identify photos and databases on a monitor.  Must be able to work hours that may include weekends and holidays and as needed.