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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: Media Specialist 

Series: Media Support – Media/Graphics/Printing

Levels in series:  1 | 2










The Media Specialist is the first level of a two level media/graphics/printing - media graphics series. Incumbents perform duties in designing informational materials, resolving design problems, consulting with clients, and processing design requests. The Media Specialist is differentiated from the Media Designer by its responsibility for performing professional level duties in support of design projects.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Preparing layouts, displays, presentations, logos, brochures, posters, signs, banners, flyers, invitations and other various informational materials.  Daily 40%
  2. Receiving input from other College personnel to determine the needs, costs and graphic requirements for reproduction or layout techniques.  Daily 20%
  3. Performing layout of artwork, photos and typography for various publications.  Daily 20%
  4. Meeting with clients to determine cost of project. Contacting outside vendors for estimates of materials or services for special projects as needed.  Daily 10%
  5. Preparing and processing production requests for graphic and media serves; maintaining proper documentation and tracking.  Daily 10%
  6. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required


  • Not Applicable

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree and two years experience in computer desktop publishing and computer aided design; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

  • None required.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:

  • Art and graphic design principles
  • Graphic design equipment
  • Computers and applicable programs and software

Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:

  • Operating and maintaining computer system
  • Operating computers and applicable software and programs
  • Performing multiple tasks
  • Prioritizing work
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Revised by Human Resources: 12/03