Position Title:Digital Media Technologist
OSU Campus:Oklahoma City
Department:Academic Affairs Assoc VP
Hiring Supervisor:Tammara Williams-Dias
(Contingent upon available funding):
Work Schedule:Varies, occasionally includes some evenings and weekends.
Faculty Appt Period:
Working closely with instructional designers, faculty, and staff, the Digital Media Technologist develops and ensures that digital multimedia and instructional video products support the vision, purpose, and design of learning experiences in OSU-Oklahoma City courses. This role will be responsible for the success of simultaneous projects, assessing and working to mitigate risk, reporting progress, and communicating effectively with stakeholders to promote collaboration and accountability.
Essential Job Functions:
1.Determines, conceptualizes, designs, develops and delivers digital multimedia content projects for academic and/or scholastic purposes
2.Provides design, support and technical advice on the creation of digital media; assists faculty with integrating digital multimedia into teaching, learning, and/or research, including application of UDL principles and standards.3.Produces quality video with attention to lighting, sound, shot composition, camera work, etc.; recognizes and employs industry standard production values that govern their work (i.e. flow, visual presentation, style guidelines, transitions, etc.)
4.Incorporates artistic, innovative, creative abilities into their work and stays up to date on new and emerging technologies in the digital media, educational video, and instructional technologies fields5.Performs editing, post production, and encoding of video presentations using appropriate video editing tools and applications; sets up, captures, and produces live, web-streamed video presentations
6.Performs special projects and other duties as assigned7.Collaborate with instructional designers, faculty, and other team members, as appropriate, to develop high quality courses supported by UDL principles, ADA-compliance, and research-based best practices in online learning (e.g., Quality MattersTM) and to ensure all deadlines are met throughout the design, development, and production processes
8.Assist with identifying and resolving challenges related to technology, to online delivery of digital multimedia content, and to the course-based learning experiences9.Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.
10. Performs other related assigned duties.
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Special Instructions to ApplicantsResume and cover letter are required for full consideration.Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
Education & ExperiencePosition Qualifications:
Three (3) or more years of experience with designing interactive multimedia and/or producing instructional video and technologies in a higher education environment
Two (2) or more years of experience with fully online and blended course design or curriculum development in a higher education environment
Experience providing training workshops or sessions for higher education faculty and/or staff on the use of digital media, instructional video, and the features and/or functionality of instructional technologies and tools.
Experience with UDL principles, accessibility, ADA-compliance, and captioning; the TEACH Act, Fair Use doctrine, and copyright compliance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with online learning technologies and pedagogies, with at least moderate levels of proficiency working with learning management systems (LMSs) such as Canvas, Desire2Learn/Brightspace, Blackboard, etc.Strong technical ability and knowledge of digital media, instructional multimedia tools, video production, audio editing techniques, audio formatting and tools, animation, lighting, typography, composite techniques, screencasting, etc. Current, solid knowledge of instructional design, learning theories, and quality standards for course design
Conceptualizes and produces interactive digital multimedia and/or instructional video content for use in a variety of settings and applications and in accordance with the design specifications of each assigned project.Produces multimedia and digital film projects; design graphics and layout; produces interactive multimedia; creates/edits content and animation, as needed or appropriate.
Troubleshoots, solves technical problems related to the development and delivery of interactive digital media content, and assists in the creation of consistent, robust learning experiences via selected platforms.Ensures all aspects of produced digital multimedia and/or instructional video content work properly and assists in producing, updating, and/or captioning media content in courses.
Collaborates with the OSU-Oklahoma City accessibility team to ensure Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and best practices are consistently and effectively met.Strong working knowledge of various interactive media design programs
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work collaboratively to achieve positive resultsStrong problem solving skills; ability to multi-task and meet expected deadlines
Advanced skills in planning, organizing, and self-managementStrong attention to detail; meticulous and efficient work habits; high levels of self-motivation and creativity; ability to work efficiently and effectively independently and/or in a team environment
Ability to manage multiple projects at different stages while meeting deadlines and meeting or exceeding established quality standardsDemonstrated ability to learn new technologies, solve emergent technical problems, and share learned information and suggestions individually and within a team
Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism
Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior
Bachelor's degree in Instructional Technology, Digital Media, Video Production, Multimedia Design, or relevant field with a strong portfolio of extensive interactive digital media and video production.
Master's degree in Instructional Technology, Digital Media, Video Production, or related field
Intermediate to advanced skills in digital media and video editing software programs used in the production of web and video-based instructional content.
Basic to intermediate HTML coding skills and familiarity with CSS
Familiar with Learning Experience (LX) design
Post-secondary teaching experience
Standard work hours are 8:00 a.m. from 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must be flexible and able to work nights and weekends when needed.
Requires considerable interaction with others (in-person, by phone, and via computer), and extensive use of computer programs and applications.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment, though there may be occasions when media is recorded outside and/or in non-office environments.
Occasional travel may be required.
The position will require lifting of up to 45 lbs, proper handling of computer and network components, use of both hands in repetitive actions, simple grasping, and fine manipulation.
Duties require extended periods of sitting, standing, talking, listening and computer usage
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.
Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.