Media Innovation Center Manager

SUNY Old Westbury   Old Westbury, NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 26, 2024
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The Media Innovation Center (MIC) Manager at the State University of New York at Old Westbury is responsible for managing Old Westbury's state-of-the-art TV studio and multimedia facilities. Working closely with MIC-affiliated faculty, the MIC Manager will have a dual role of both maintaining the facilities and equipment to ensure the smooth year-round operation of MIC/OWTV, and serving as a mentor and supervisor for staff, students, interns, and volunteers, ensuring that MIC/OWTV remains a community space aligned with Old Westbury's social justice mission. This is a full-time, twelve (12) month position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee student workers to maintain checkout and lab hours.
  • Oversee equipment checkout policies, hours and student staff (or volunteers).
  • Maintain OWTV/Media Innovation Center facility, including studio and field production equipment.
  • Conduct regular inventory of equipment and maintain inventory records.
  • Establish, implement, and conduct trainings for studio best practices.
  • Work with students daily in field and studio production and post production.
  • Promptly identify equipment in need of repair and inform the Director of Media Production.
  • Research and purchase new field and studio equipment, in consultation with media production faculty.
  • Supervise student interns and student staff.
  • Supervise staff.
  • Facilitate the production, distribution, and promotion of student media.
  • Provide the technical, pedagogical, and managerial support needed to develop campus TV/multimedia resources.
  • Support media production classes by testing and preparing equipment and teaching spaces prior to classes as per instructor requests.
  • Work with faculty on strategic planning for facility upgrades and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with faculty on grant writing.
  • Facilitate co-curricular student activities and workshops for student media makers.
  • Coordinate with other campus sectors during renovation/construction phases.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in field video and audio production.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and using Digital Asset Systems (DAM).
  • Proficiency in TV studio production that includes a working knowledge of operating control room and studio equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Primary functions are those of a media office and studio setting.
  • Operation of media equipment requires repetitive hand motions and fine coordination.
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling light to moderate weighs is also a primary function of the job.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in media or related field.  In lieu of a bachelor's degree, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience, i.e., an Associate's degree and two (2) years of full-time related work experience OR four (4) years of full-time related work experience.
  • A minimum of three (3) years professional full-time experience in TV/video or multimedia production or journalism.
  • Experience teaching, training, or mentoring developing media makers.
  • Previous supervisory and/or project management experience.
  • Experience engaging and working with a diverse, employee and/or student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in media or related field.
  • Experience utilizing TV, video, or emerging media for community engagement or social justice.
  • Experience managing a media production facility and field production equipment.


Additional Information:

Salary Range:  $62,000.00 - $80,000.00 commensurate with education and experience

Comprehensive Benefits:

Position Type:  Professional

Budget Title:  Senior Staff Assistant

Campus Title:  Media Innovation Center Manager

Department:  American Studies/Media and Communications

FTE:  Full-time

Negotiating Unit:  UUP

Salary Grade:  SL-3

FLSA Status:  Exempt


Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at

  1. cover letter,
  2. resume/CV,
  3. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references, and
  4. a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).

Finalists will be asked to submit a portfolio.

Internal and external search to occur simultaneously

Only applications submitted online will be considered.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  Open until filled.  First review of applications to begin immediately.

VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Employment in this position will be contingent on the College's verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and SUNY Old Westbury polices, including the completion of pre-employment screening.

SUNY Old Westbury

223 Store Hill Road, PO Box 210
Old Westbury , NY