Senior Production Manager | BAVC

Senior Production Manager

Bay Area Video Coalition

2727 Mariposa Street, Floor 2, San Francisco

Video Production
Local (Bay Area)
June 3

BAVC seeks a qualified candidate for the open Senior Production Manager position. This is a full-time, exempt position that manages SF Commons, San Francisco’s Public Access television stations, which supports and documents the storytelling efforts of the city’s public access television producers. The Senior Production Manager also acts as a line producer and manager for BAVC Productions, a fee-for-service production service used primarily by nonprofits that wish to create a compelling message using video. By facilitating the growth of a diverse community of active, engaged community media makers, the Senior Production Manager contributes to BAVC’s mission of empowering social change. This individual oversees and manages the Media Engagement Specialist and the Equipment & Studio Coordinator to provide hands-on support of producers, and reports to the Senior Engagement Director.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to with the subject: Senior Production Manager. Inclusion of a portfolio is strongly encouraged but not required. 



  • Ensure program scheduling and continuous playback of public access programs on all cable systems for SF Commons, which includes multiple channels on Comcast, Astound, and AT&T cable services, through a software interface. This includes oversight of the receiving, digitizing, formatting, scheduling, and archiving submitted content from public access producers, and maintaining related records and metadata for all programs, and working directly with a Community Associate to ensure operational efficacy.
  • Provide direct, non-technical support to public access television producers, nonprofit members, and programs.
  • Facilitate community-based trainings/workshops for public access media production and programming (including producer orientations, basic video production and postproduction, and use of the BAVC web interface).
  • Supervise the efforts of the SF Commons staff
  • Advocate for SF Commons producers and communicate participant needs to the larger organization
  • Plan and facilitate a Community Advisory Group (CAG), a cohort of engaged producers who advocate for change and growth of the channel and its programs
  • Troubleshoot and support day-to-day maintenance of public access systems, including “quality control” oversight of the daily cablecast and live stream, with support from technical staff
  • Maintain thorough producer and program records online (web) and offline (files) and share these reports with the City of San Francisco (on a quarterly basis)
  • Oversee the documentation of SF Commons events and programs, and share out of these opportunities and experiences via social media, blog posts, and the upkeep of an outward facing SF Commons webpage on the BAVC site
  • Support off-site community storytelling efforts as they arise, and as time permits
  • Coordinate the operation of live streaming events through use of the station’s mobile
  • Tricaster, and ensure the on-site delivery of quality live media to all streams and channels
  • Document administrative program procedures, and communicate these with other BAVC staff members as needed
  • Communicate and enforce policies and procedures
  • Work closely with the Senior Engagement Director to identify and discern video production clients’ needs and schedule production and postproduction accordingly
  • Interface with clients and BAVC contractors to create videos that exceed clients’ expectations while producing work for BAVC’s portfolio.


  • Proficient Google docs, Microsoft Office and Mac/PC experience
  • Extensive Internet use; use of web applications (such as a personal Web site or blog, or personal YouTube/video page)
  • Video production experience: use of a variety of camera formats (DSLR, Camcorder, etc) and experience producing non-fiction, interview-driven content
  • Video postproduction experience: working knowledge of Premiere and Adobe Creative Suite a must. Knowledge of After Effects is a plus.
  • Familiar with compression workflows, and media storage and asset management
  • Knowledge of television programming software (BAVC uses Tightrope Media Systems’
  • Cablecast playback system and Carousel Digital Signage)
  • Knowledge of live streaming video systems (e.g. Tricaster)


  • Customer service or public service experience
  • Experience working with diverse communities, ability to fit into and continue to create a supportive, participative organizational culture (team-building, conflict management, humor, flexibility, energy and vision)
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organization, time management, and customer service skills
  • Experience managing a diverse team of peers
  • Professional knowledge and demonstrated commitment towards community media
  • An understanding of the public media landscape of the Bay Area, and the state/nation, is a plus
  • Experience facilitating meetings and instructing media production
  • Spanish-speaking or other second-language fluency is a plus
  • Experience creating content for the web: creating blogs and short video profiles.
  • Weekend and evening flexibility for troubleshooting and problem resolution is a must


  • Full benefits; Salary commensurate with experience