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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: Media Designer

Series: Media Support – Media/Graphics/Printing

Levels in series:  1 | 2










The Media Designer is the second level of a two level media/graphics/printing - graphics series.  Incumbents perform professional level duties in planning, coordinating and producing informational and instructional materials using specialized or complex applications including multimedia and computer graphics.  Consults with clients, and researches data and design techniques.  The Media Designer is differentiated from the Media Specialist by its responsibility for professional design lead duties.


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

  1. Plans, designs, coordinates and produces materials for displays, presentations, online instruction, telecourses, websites, logos, brochures, posters, signs, banners, invitations and other various informational materials to include video motion graphics.  Daily 20%
  2. Advises clients on electronic production of materials, graphic and layout techniques, time constraints and cost estimates of projects.  Daily 20%
  3. Performs specialized or complex applications for multimedia, computer graphics, including animations, and layouts.  Daily 20%
  4. Operates and maintains graphic computer systems and peripherals.  Daily 15%
  5. Serves as a project lead to staff to include assigning and monitoring work and providing direction. May participate in live productions at remote sites producing and providing on-air character generations.  Daily 10%
  6. Conducts research and develops proposals for upgrading video software and hardware. Daily 10%
  7. Researches and analyzes data for informational materials.  Daily 5%
  8. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required.


  • Not Applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor’s Degree and three years experience using multimedia and computer graphics, creating designs or performing complex design work; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • None required.

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Project management principles
  • Art and graphic design principles
  • Computers and applicable software and programs
  • Computer operation, maintenance and networking
  • Broadcast and FCC standards
  • Digital video compression
  • Emerging technologies

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Designing and editing informational materials
  • Experience and expertise with video editing software and hardware.
  • CD ROM development, web design, and video editing
  • Prioritizing and assigning work
  • Managing projects
  • Operating computers and applicable software and programs
  • Estimating design costs
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. 

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require:talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions and fine finger movements – using the fingers to manipulate/handle objects such as typing, sorting papers, activating buttons, sorting/separating small parts

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, 11/2014