The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Multimedia Production Manager, UNLV Undergraduate Education and Student Success [R0119952]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Multimedia Production Manager works to develop a campus culture that embraces digital teaching and learning by supporting Office of Online Education (OOE) staff as they engage faculty in online and hybrid course development and revision. The Multimedia Production Manager uses a growth mindset (Dweck, 2007) to help the multimedia team function as members of a supportive OOE team. The Multimedia Production Manager manages a team of instructional artists, multimedia designers, computer programmers, videographers, editors, and students as they work to create and integrate learning objects in online courses. The incumbent aligns graphics and video production, as well as provides project management, managerial expertise, and delegation to team members in an ever-changing project landscape. The incumbent has strong pedagogical knowledge, art expertise, online education experience and collaborative supervisory skills that promote best practices in technology enhanced learning. The Manager supports the multimedia team and faculty through the course design and development stages; evaluates OE courses for consistency with multimedia learning principles; identifies and organizes resources for skill and knowledge development for the OE multimedia team; and brings research-based perspectives to the art and science of technology enhanced learning. The Multimedia Production Manager collaborates with the instructional design staff and supports OOE by working on issues, programs or projects at the request of the Director.
This position requires the following:
a Master's degree in Instructional Media Design, Digital Arts, Educational Technology or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university,
three years of experience conceptualizing and transforming textual materials to visual elements,
two years comparable managerial experience,
demonstrated experience managing budgets and multiple creative professionals in a wide variety of projects, and
proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
The following additional knowledge, skills and/or abilities are preferred in the position:
Team Management / Project Management
Handles the hiring, training, and managing of a team of multimedia designers, computer programmers, videographers, editors, and students.
Mentors team members and provides opportunities for professional growth and training when possible.
Develops a scope of work for all OOE media projects, determining project timeline and milestones in collaboration with OOE team members and other project stakeholders.
Assists with online course and program development budgeting by tracking and estimating staff effort and assessing equipment needs required for projects.
Identifies project workflow and delegates tasks to team members, tracking task and milestone completion through all production stages.
Makes sure all project deadlines are being met and manages the video archives.
Strategy / Research
Works with senior leadership to develop better process and workflow for online courses, programs and specialty projects.
Develops best practices to optimize efficiency in media production, creating OOE style guides, setting OOE video and media brand standards, and ensuring they are implemented across all projects.
Creates resources for project stakeholders to showcase multimedia products and communicate production process.
Researches and experiments with new ways to deliver media content, and researches and tests new media streaming solutions.
Designs and develops plans for studio space.
Meets with the Instructional Design Manager, Program Directors, faculty, and Subject Matter Experts to design and develop the vision for multimedia use in courses or degree programs.
Assists staff in working with faculty to translate their courses into an online format and decide which multimedia formats best fit their project.
Assists staff in curating and integrating multimedia open educational resources and publisher content to help faculty provide engaging learning objects in online courses.
Works with staff and faculty to develop a look and feel for media content that keeps pace with trends in higher education and elevates the UNLV brand.
Ensures that production values are appropriate for course resources, timeline, and learning goals.
Leads team of videographers to ensure lighting, audio, and set design are effectively implemented.
Oversees successful and efficient video shoots, acting as the senior producer for all OOE specialty projects with an eye toward storytelling and marketing.
Oversees post-production work by team of video editors.
Coordinates with faculty on refining and finalizing content.
Ensures that videos, animations, info-graphics, and branding elements are polished and professional, appealing to a wide audience and promoting student success.
Approves and manages delivery of final multimedia products.
Evaluates effectiveness of multimedia learning objects and specialty projects.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience with a link to a portfolio, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on February 15, 2020 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Elizabeth Barrie, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].
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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.