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The Instructional Multimedia Production Specialist L2 is responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to design video based learning content so that it is instructionally valuable to the student audience as part of a course (i.e., coordinate, create, and organize video content to support learning activities in a pedagogical setting). This role is also responsible for creating a compelling video narrative to aid in the delivery of learning. The role requires experience with creative visual storytelling, interviewing, and online learning pedagogy; excellent interpersonal and relationship management abilities; and technical skillsets.
POSITION COMPLEXITIES The Instructional Multimedia Production Specialist L2 will film and edit a large volume of videos for online courses. The ideal candidate has strong communication skills, is able to work independently to manage projects, collaborate with instructional designers and other media specialists, and has experience developing creative solutions for academic instruction and online learning. In addition, the candidate will assist in guiding the work of Instructional Multimedia Production Specialist L1 and independent contract staff.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Instructional Media Design
Provide instructional and pedagogical guidance to faculty, instructors, and instructional design staff on the most effective ways to capture, edit, and deliver video-based learning content.
Assemble instructional video for online learning programs and courses.
Course Content Production: Produce and design video content and digital media assets for multiple online courses including lecture content, interviews, tutorials, program and course overview videos, titles, animation, and B-roll. Additionally, produce other single and multi-camera events for UW Continuum College. Handle projects from initial concept and design, to final delivery.
Graphics Creation: Generate supporting digital assets, titles, motion graphics, and animations using Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, and other graphics creation programs.
Recording and editing of content: Set up and operate video recording equipment, including audio, lighting systems, and teleprompter, on location and in studio. Handle a high-volume of post-production editing using Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and other editing programs.
Drive University of Washington vehicles for on and off campus productions.
Operations and Support
Assist in the design, maintenance, and detailed tracking and documentation of digital assets.
Administer Digital Media Repositories (such as MediaAmp, Panopto, YouTube, Vimeo) from a content side, making sure that videos are uploaded properly, have the correct metadata, submitted for closed captioning, and are delivered to instructional designers in the right format.
Support the upload, linking and presentation of videos; create metadata in the required Learning Management System or learning platform.
Creation and Delivery of Web-based Multimedia: Encode web-based multimedia to multi-format files including MPEG4, HEVC and other formats as needed or requested.
Collaborate with UWC²s streaming media team (EDGE), UWC² Marketing, UWTV and other UW video production departments and personnel as well as clients both inside and outside the organization to optimize media on various projects.
Document and communicate project plans and ongoing status to supervisor, project manager, instructional media team, as well as ongoing collaboration with the multimedia production team.
Support faculty and staff with media technology training and consultation (e.g.,video recording best practices and multimedia tools). - Perform special assignments and related/other duties as assigned. - Attend regular staff meetings and project meetings with the supervisor and full Academic Excellence team.
Bachelor’s Degree in media, communications, business or related field AND 2 years of digital video production experience, including multimedia creation, streaming media, and new online learning technologies. Equivalent experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
Experience as a Multimedia Producer and Video Editor.
Experience with creative storytelling, interviewing, and online learning pedagogy.
Excellent time-management, organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently, and flexibility.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated experience with audio, video, and quality control equipment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship management abilities.
Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions for academic instruction and online learning.
Valid Driver’s license.
Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.
Experience with instructional design, e-learning development, or online learning pedagogy.
Advanced graphic design, motion graphics, animation, or digital illustration experience.
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