Producer, On-air Image and Promotion

Employment Opportunity

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KET is Kentucky’s only statewide media organization, serving more than one million people each week with programs and services that educate, inform, and inspire. In addition to broadcasting PBS programming, KET produces a variety of award-winning local productions. KET also creates and provides highly regarded instructional resources, reaching students and educators throughout Kentucky and the nation. KET has the following full-time position opening in Lexington, Ky.:

Producer, On-air Image and Promotion

Reports To:
Manager, On-air Image and Promotion


  • Produce, write, shoot, and edit high-impact, innovative, and creative on-air digital promotion. Oversee all visual, sound, and content elements of the production. Perform pre-production, production, and post production of on-air image elements, funding spots, and other interstitial material.
  • Produce original spots to promote KET programs and services and utilize promo material from PBS and other sources; make decisions on customization and utilization based on appropriateness for KET. Implement on-air marketing priorities.
  • Prepare interstitial air time, date parameters, and dubbing requirements, and disseminate to appropriate staff. Communicate with the traffic department.
  • Paying great attention to detail, ensure technical quality control of interstitial elements, accuracy of information (times, dates, titles, etc.), and adherence to style formats. Make corrections as needed.
  • Research and develop promotion ideas; maintain standards of quality and consistency; work in a timely and efficient manner adhering to all deadlines.
  • Perform production tasks including: research, timing segments, logging tapes, obtaining releases, keeping continuity notes, booking guests and travel, following scripts, proofreading gfx, and operating production equipment such as lights and teleprompter.
  • Prepare and maintain records necessary for the production personnel and facilities requests for broadcast, including budget materials, rights and talent contracts, equipment maintenance records, copyright information and operational records and reports. Cast talent and negotiate fees. Supervise the director, associate producers, and interns in their activities. Direct lights, operate cameras, switchers, editors, and other production equipment as needed.
  • Attend regular meetings with Marketing Division and Image/Traffic staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field plus a minimum of two (2) years of television production experience required. Practical experience in television may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
  • Proven experience and achievement in producing, lighting, shooting, writing, and editing studio-based and EFP commercial/spot productions for local or national broadcast required.
  • Non-linear editing experience required.
  • Strong computer, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills required. Adobe After Effects and Photoshop experience preferred.
  • Ability to make significant commitment of time and energy.
  • Must be able to carry production equipment (up to 40 lbs).
  • Must always maintain a professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Dependent on qualifications and experience.


Please send KET/state application, cover letter, and resume to: Employment & Recruiting, KET, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 or e-mail to, or send via fax to 859-258-7766.

Position open until filled.

KET is an Equal Opportunity Employer.