Plans, conceptualizes, and produces multi-media programs supporting public information and access, special events, business, and academics. Consults with and assists administrators, teachers and activities staff, and others to produce presentation quality videos and content.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Multimedia Production Specialist is a journey-level technical position requiring specialized training in video all aspects of video production including, but not limited to conceptualizing and directing production of informational videos, and demonstrated understanding of multi-media production equipment such as computers, peripherals, and transmission devices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
* Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:
* Designs, conceptualizes, and coordinates production of informational and other videos. Produces videos for use in educational and current events functions. Meets with staff to develop and discuss course, meeting, or conference objectives. Shoots and edits content to produce the video. Coordinates and/or shoots and edits content to produce the video.
* Performs a variety of technical duties supporting audio and video media production such as, but not limited to, pre-production planning and post-production editing and titling, writing of scripts, dubbing of tape-to-tape or film, slide shows, and filmstrip programs recorded on tape. Assures high technical quality of final product.
* Performs logistics functions for productions such as preparing cost estimates, designing and adjusting sets and lighting, and scheduling airtime.
* Coordinates and maintains backup tapes of classes, assuring alternative delivery options in case of technology problems. Programs automated video playback systems. Assures records are maintained to verify the location of tapes, e.g., on-campus delivery, off-campus mailing, and location of tapes and other instructional materials.
* Performs repair and maintenance of electronic media equipment and systems, troubleshooting problems by using electronic test equipment, oscilloscopes, and other devices.
* Consults with and recommends options to faculty and staff for video enhanced teleconferencing.
* May prepare slide shows for broadcast of instructional and non-instructional materials.
* Prepares and distributes program, procedure, and participant materials and manuals, technical documentation describing equipment operation, room setup, and voice projection for areas such as, but not limited to distance learning and teleconferencing.
* Uploads content to departmental web pages. Assists faculty with development of web pages that support distance learning and class broadcasting.
* Organizes the studio areas to assure compliance with safety standards and the security of equipment. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
* May train and provide work guidance to student assistants.
* May be required to layout, organize and facilitate production aspects of special events and conferences that occur on evenings and weekends.
* Conducts periodic research of industry trends in broadcast technology, grant opportunities, computer-aided software, and operations of other distance learning entities.
* Utilizes computer software to design and prepare graphics for multimedia classroom presentations, incorporating print, video, photographic slides, digital camera images, and audio and to create, input, and enhance daily bulletin board information.
* Gathers and scans course materials for inclusion to distance learning programs. Digitizes and downloads distance learning materials to a web site under the appropriate instructor's page and assists in establishing links to other sites, as requested by faculty.
* Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.