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Class Specification Title: Instructional Media Specialist

Series: Media Support – Instructional Support

Levels in series:  1 | 2 | 3










The Instructional Media Specialist is the second level of a three level instructional media services - instructional support series.  Incumbents are responsible for performing various skilled duties to support activities related to the online development and learning technology.  The Instructional Media Specialist is distinguished from the Instructional Media Technician by its responsibility for performing skilled video and audio production and editing tasks, installing equipment, web and media development, and providing skilled technical support and  maintenance duties.  The Instructional Media Specialist is distinguished from the Instructional Media Coordinator which has responsibility for performing higher level technical duties and coordinating instructional media projects and various campus events.


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

  1. Oversees, diagnoses, repairs, and cleans a variety of audio visual, video, computer and/or electronic equipment.  Daily 20%
  2. Sets up, controls and monitors television broadcasting equipment to transmit television programs, satellite conferences, media duplications and studio operation needs.  Daily 15%
  3. Shoots and edits tele-courses, college productions and events and works with external clients on production projects.  Daily 15%
  4. Assists in the modification, construction, and design of various systems and equipment.  Daily 10%
  5. Reviews production service requests and confers with faculty, staff and external clients to determine appropriate equipment for project.  Coordinates production of various multimedia.  Daily 10%
  6. Schedules and participates in the transporting of equipment to and from classrooms and/or for special events on campus and to remote production sites.  Daily 10%
  7. May serve as lead to staff to include assigning and monitoring work and providing direction.  Varies 0-10%
  8. Monitors stock levels; maintains records of parts or stock to be purchased or equipment to be repaired; orders parts, supplies, and equipment when necessary. Responsible for media archiving tasks.  Weekly 5%
  9. Researches, evaluates, recommends purchases, and installs new equipment for instructional use and for college productions and promotions. Quarterly 5%
  10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required


Incumbent assigned to Web Development:

  • Supports online development activities; recodes and/or edits audio and video course materials; converts files to appropriate distribution formats suitable for the web; creates accessible media.
  • Updates elements of online courses including learning modules, assessments and assignments, and directs file management.
  • Assists in confirming compliance with relevant College, state and federal regulations such college policy, ADA and copyright.
  • Prepares and maintains various instructional media, and other materials used for online and hybrid course development. This may include audio and video recording and editing.
  • Troubleshoots and problem-solves in the Learning Management System using HTML and other code related to the use of the web.
  • Provides technical problem-solving and testing in the online environment.
  • Researches, evaluates, and recommends software purchases for instructional and departmental use.

Incumbent assigned to Video Production:

  • Focuses on operational engineering tasks; provides system support for digital high definition hardware and software components and peripherals foundational to productions and distribution activities.
  • Performs engineering tasks that involve maintenance, troubleshooting and operations of computer systems such as work stations, servers that are utilized in networking, digital storage, file conversion, and other similar functions.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Associate’s Degree in an electronics or multimedia repair or related field, and two years electronic repair and maintenance and/or multimedia production experience; 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:

  • A+ Computer Certification.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

  • Applicable computer programs and equipment for web design or instructional media
  • Operation  of multimedia equipment
  • Imaging processes
  • FCC standards
  • Monitoring broadcast equipment
  • Video and audio  production and editing techniques
  • Inventory control  and media archiving principles
  • Multimedia systems and components
  • Multimedia repair and maintenance techniques
  • Knowledge of relevant state and federal regulations such as ADA and copyright laws.

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Using computers and related software application programs
  • Maintaining and repairing audio, video, projection, and multimedia equipment
  • Shooting and editing programs and productions
  • Operating video cameras and audio production equipment
  • Installing various multimedia equipment
  • Assessing media products for quality
  • Monitoring and assigning work
  • Repairing a variety of audio visual, computer, video,  and/or electronic equipment
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. 

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting,   grasping, 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

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, inadequate lighting, and travel.

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: 11/03, 11/2014