Administrative & Staff Job Classifications
Class Specification Title: Instructional Media Specialist
Series: Media Support – Instructional Support
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.
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.
- 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. Daily 20%
- Updates elements of online courses including learning modules, assessments and assignments, and directs file management. Daily 15%
- 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. Weekly 10%
- Updates elements of online courses including learning modules, assessments and assignments, and directs file management. Weekly 10%
- Assists in confirming compliance with relevant College, state and federal regulations such college policy, ADA and copyright. Weekly 10%
- 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. Weekly 10%
- Troubleshoots and problem-solves in the Learning Management System using HTML and other code related to the use of the web. Weekly 10%
- Provides technical problem-solving and testing in the online environment. Weekly 5%
- Researches, evaluates, and recommends software purchases for instructional and departmental use. Weekly 5%
- May serve as lead to staff to include assigning and monitoring work and providing direction. Varies 0-10%
- Performs other as assigned.
POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES MIGHT INCLUDE:
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 Requirements (positions in this class typically require):
Some positions 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
- 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 (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.
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.
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Revised by Human Resources: 11/03, 11/14, 05/16