UW Continuum College (UWC²) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
The Instructional Multimedia Production Specialist collaborates with course developers, faculty members, and UWC² teams to design, produce, and enhance instructional video content that improves the quality of learning for all students. The role requires experience with creative visual storytelling and design; highly organized asset management skills; excellent interpersonal and communication abilities; and a variety of multimedia skillsets related to high volume video production, editing, and graphics.
The successful candidate shares a passion for our values: diversity and respect for all, equity and inclusivity, a never-ending pursuit of excellence, integrity, and trust & openness.
Collaborate in project scoping, planning, and scheduling process to fit development timeline.
Consult and review course content scriptwriting and storyboarding phase of pre-production.
Set up and operate in-studio and on-location video recording equipment, including studio cameras and DSLRs, audio, lighting systems, rigging hardware, and teleprompter.
Utilize Adobe Premiere Pro to import, assemble, and edit a high volume of video/audio footage including green-screen lectures, multi-camera interviews, tutorials, software demos, promos, and b-roll.
Employ proper video ingest, transcoding, and proxy editing procedures using specific workflows and organizational structures.
Create supporting digital assets, titles, motion graphics, and animations using Adobe Creative Suite, including After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Apply audio processing, equalization, and additional sound design elements.
Deliver assets using appropriate file formats, encoding profiles, and naming conventions.
Regularly respond to other video-related requests and ongoing video maintenance for UW Continuum College.
Communications and Support:
Administer digital media hosting platforms (Kaltura and Panopto) ensuring that videos are uploaded properly, have the correct metadata, are submitted for closed captioning, and are delivered to UWC² staff in the right format.
Assist in the maintenance, detailed tracking, and management of UWC² media assets.
Recognize and respond to internal and client feedback for rapid project revision.
Document and communicate ongoing project status to project managers, learning designers, and multimedia production team.
Ability to work independently to conceptualize and create design solutions for various content.
Prepared for a collaborative and highly flexible approach to project development.
Provide creative and technical support to faculty and staff with media technology training and consultation (e.g., video recording best practices and multimedia tools).
Attend regular staff meetings and project check-ins with the supervisor and full Learning Experience team.
Participate in research, work groups, and committees focused on topics and projects crucial to future UWC² growth and innovation.
Supervise the work of independent contractor staff and student employees.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in video production, graphic design, communications, journalism, marketing, or related field, AND two years of applicable experience in multimedia content creation.
An equivalent combination of education and experience, including applicable professional certification, will be accepted.
Demonstrated professional experience as a video producer and editor with a strong design sensibility.
Facility with audio and video equipment, video and design software, and PC and Mac systems.
Expert skills in Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.
Display effective visual communication strategies with demonstrated work samples.
Excellent time-management, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to meet specific deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to develop creative solutions for academic instruction and online learning.
Experience with instructional design, e-learning development, or online learning pedagogy.
Advanced motion graphics, 2D & 3D animation, or digital illustration skillsets.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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