• Multimedia Production Specialist (On-Call), San Francisco

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  • Overview

    Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, seeks an on-call Multimedia Production Specialist for our San Francisco location. This position requires relevant experience due to the fast nature of our live events. The Specialist is responsible for managing multiple projects and keeping them organized. PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies. 


    On Call shifts are typically scheduled one month in advance by the Multimedia Manager. We are currently recruiting for the 2018 program season. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys a variety of video production responsibilities while working in a business environment.


    The Specialist is expected to learn and rotate through the following roles:

    • Technical Director: Chooses the camera shots that go “on air” for the live webcast audience and for those watching the program in the room. Works closely with a team of Multimedia Production Specialists to ensure that each presentation, webcast and recording of the program is consistent and successful.


      Audio Technician:  Provides sounds support for the webcast, recording and the audience attending the program in the conference room.    Is expected to be able to operate various audio and video conferencing platforms.  Operate fluently in Windows and Mac operating systems to run presentations for speakers who have PowerPoints, PDFs etc. Monitors a web mail box for last minute changes to materials and any updates to program information.


      Video Operator: Operates backup recordings and works cooperatively with the Digital Media Specialists to ensure the accurate timing of those recordings to the web encodings. Logs metadata from the live program using PLI’s digital asset management system.


      Floor Manager:  Monitors the live event from inside the room and communicates with the Program Attorney and Faculty Members who are presenting.  Load PowerPoint presentations as  needed; review proper presentation procedures with faculty. Be ready to assist should technical issues arise during a production.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Maintain effective and professional relationships within the Multimedia department and throughout the organization.
    • Communicate effectively with Multimedia management.
    • Communicate with Vendors and Engineers as necessary.
    • Other duties, as assigned.



    • Production experience in broadcast, webcast or cable television required. “Live” production experience preferred.
    • Associate’s Degree in Video Production strongly preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows Explorer necessary. Candidate must have the ability to edit, upload and display PowerPoint presentations.
    • Experience using Prezi & Keynote is a plus.
    • Must be able to work responsibly on own, but also to interact professionally with a wide range of internal clients.
    • Panasonic CCU and Production Switcher Experience a plus.
    • Must display a willingness to juggle multiple projects and calmly meet challenging deadlines.
    • Willingness to work overtime is required.




    For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 


    In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.


    Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.


    Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

    EEO Statement

    PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship or veteran status.


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