1767 Media Programming Specialist

Recruitment #TEX-1767-904417



SFGovTV is San Francisco’s Government Television station is a division of The Department of Technology (DT).  DT is the centralized technology services provider within San Francisco City & County government, delivering technology infrastructure and services to approximately 28,000 employees and 800,000 citizens.  The department has an annual operating budget of over $97M and contains over 220 employees.  Core service areas include: Technology Architecture & Security, Technology Service Delivery & Management, Client Services & Project Management Office, Public Safety Systems & Wiring, Technology Administration, Policy & Governance, and Public Communications & Television.  

SFGovTV delivers the best of City Hall to your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SFGovTV's programming includes live gavel-to-gavel coverage of Board of Supervisors meetings and City Commissions, the latest announcements from the Mayor, and a wide variety of exciting city events, meetings and summits. Discover San Francisco's diverse cuisines, cultures and opinions as SFGovTV journeys through the City’s neighborhoods to uncover the hottest issues and trends.

The City & County of San Franciso's Emmy Award Winning television station, SFGovTV, is looking for a creative and dynanic Video Editor.  SFGovTV and SFGovTV2, San Francisco's Cable Channels 26 and 78, provide the citizens of San Francisco access to quality government programming.  SFGovTV's YouTube channel provides original programming and information on city events, city services and city life. Take a journey through the city's neighborhoods and experience its culture with programs that highlight the unique character of San Francisco.  SFGovTV showcases the work of city departments and the people that makes our city move. 

In addition to the much needed broadcasts that support open government access for citizens, SFGovTV creates and provides original content that is creative, entertaining and informative. For example; our Quick Bites and Shop & Dine in the 49 original programs which highlights the enviable food scene that our city is known for, was the recent recipient of a highly coveted Emmy Award.  Our goal to reach more milestones such as this, will require the creativity of great story tellers/video editors that can continue to deliver quality programming and elevate production capabilities. The successful incumbent will coordinate and perform post- production and, production and maintenance work tasks to facilitate the creation of video programs for television, web, YouTube and social media.

Essential Job Duties and Functions:

  • Performs post production video editing for SFGovTV programming for client and original productions. Thorough knowledge of nonlinear editing systems (Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro or similar NLE), media management, graphics integration, workflow with audio post production, video encoding, and delivery.
  • Determines the best way to convey a message or tell a story through editing while working with a producer or serving as your own producer.
  • Maintains archive of master clips and b-roll selects.
  • Designs graphics for video deliverables utilizing Adobe Photoshop and/or After Effects.
  • Develops video programs for television, website, social media, YouTube and digital signage systems
  • Creates scripts, produces, coordinates production logistics, directs on-camera talent and crew and operates video production equipment for the recording and/or live transmission of original programs and City government meetings and events.
  • Related duties as assigned.

Job Type: 

The Temporary Exempt As-Needed position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process. 

Nature of Work: 

Incumbent must be willing to work a schedule as determined by the department from 20 to 40 hours per week. Travel within San Francisco may be required.


Work Location: 

Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at the SFGoTV / Department of Technology, (City Hall , 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SF, CA 94102).  However, there may be situations where the incumbent will be required to work at other sites throughout the City of San Francisco as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications


Four (4) years of broadcast production experience.

License and Certification:
Possession of a valid California Driver's license.

A certificate from a recognized media production program may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in broadcasting, graphic design, or a related field may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience. 

Desirable Qualifications: 

Ability to: set-up, operate and troubleshoot a variety of audio and video equipment (hardware & software) including professional studio, ENG, and robotic video cameras, character generators, video and audio mixers, light and grip equipment, audio & video switchers, and video editing applications; operate a variety of office equipment, set up and maintain records, track resources; format, edit and update information into viewable and readable "on-air" public information; recognize deficiencies in video and sound; shoot digital still photos; communicate effectively in writing and verbally; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with public, city staff and programming sources and communicate clearly producers; respond to public in a polite and tactful manner.

Special Requirements:

Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Clearance may be required. (See Security Clearances and Background Investigations below). 


1. Medical Testing: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the TB testing process. 

2. Security Clearances & Background Investigations: Positions in this classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobapscloud.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

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§ Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information


§ Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”


§ Follow instructions on the screen


In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.


Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).


Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.


All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.


Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Carol Wong, by telephone at 652-628-5045, or by email at carol.x.wong@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Qualifying and Informational):
Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience, training and licensure, consistent with the information provided on their application. The supplemental questionnaire will be used to evaluate whether applicants meet the minimum qualifications. The Questionnaire will also be used to assess the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. The information in the supplemental questionnaire will not be scored and is collected for informational purposes.

The Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456


Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as: 

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. 
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164. 

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. 

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Terms of Announcement:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobapscloud.com/sf.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor. 

Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned. 

Right to Work:

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. Please be informed that the Department of Technology will not sponsor visa applications/transfer.


Issued: April 22, 2021

Carol Isen, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-1767-904417


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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