Assistant Director - Center for Student Media

State University of New York at New Paltz - New Paltz, NY4.6

Full-timeEstimated: $45,000 - $60,000 a year
The Center for Student Media at SUNY New Paltz seeks an Assistant Director/Technical Specialist. This appointment is a full-time ten month and non-union position with funding provided by the Student Association. Though the Assistant Director reports to the Director of the Center for Student Media, the position also reports to the Student Association Executive Board.
The successful applicant is responsible for providing a wide range of technical assistance to
the Center for Student Media and Student Association, both hardware and software programs
and equipment. The Assistant Director will provide customer service and general technology
based assistance to diverse populations including students, faculty, staff, administration and
community partners. The successful applicant will design, maintain, and supervise work
spaces associated with all media production, print, video, and audio.

Responsibilities will include:
1. Provide technical support to WNPC television station, The Oracle Newspaper, the Student
Association Business/Board offices
2. Collaborate with off-site radio engineering company on technical support to WFNP FM
radio station
3. Maintain current in knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, both in operation of editing systems and administrative maintenance
4. Troubleshoot equipment, software, hardware and networking issues as required, remotely,
in the field, and within studios and offices, including cameras, sound boards, servers, lights,
microphones, computers – MAC and Windows
5. Diagnose routine equipment malfunctions and provide timely resolution
6. Remain current on new technology, methodology and equipment, as well as conduct research on relevant production equipment and software to serve the evolving needs of the department
7. Provide regular training sessions to students and staff on the proper use of various types of
media equipment and programs within the Center
8. Assist students in the creative storytelling process, providing critical feedback during
various stages of the development process and post-production
9. Collaborate with University departments/offices/organizations on video projects and other
committee work


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficiency with editing software, including but not limited to the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to learn, and subsequently teach, new software and skills in order to keep up with the evolving industry
  • Expert knowledge of the audio and video process, development through delivery
  • Understanding of IP routing and function, codecs, technology used in system integration, servers and web based software applications
  • Evidence of strong administrative skills, ability to multitask and excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and work well with staff and students of diverse interests and backgrounds
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or digital media
  • Relevant field experience
  • Knowledge of Blackmagic designs system for television production
  • Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) credentials
  • Experience working in a Higher Education environment
  • Understanding of FCC policies and FM radio broadcast equipment