Multimedia Specialist

United States Army
New York, NY
Mar 28, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Government Agencies
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

The Army produces training manuals, newspapers, reports and promotional materials on a regular basis. Graphic artwork is used in these publications, as well as in signs, charts, posters, television and motion picture productions. As an integral member of the Army's multimedia team, the Multimedia Illustrator produces graphic artwork, drawings and other visual displays.

Multimedia Illustrators are primarily responsible for supervising, planning or operating multimedia imaging equipment in order to produce various kinds of visual displays and documents. Some of your duties as a Multimedia Illustrator may include:
  • Create illustrations, layouts, map overlays, posters, graphs and charts in support of Army combat and non-combat operations
  • Produce computer-generated graphics
  • Draw graphs and charts to represent budgets, numbers of troops, supply levels and office organization
  • Develop ideas and designing posters and signs
  • Help instructors design artwork for training courses
  • Draw cartoons for filmstrips and animation for films
  • Work with television and film producers to design backdrops and props for film sets
  • Perform maintenance on assigned equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles and generators


Job training for a Multimedia Illustrator requires of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice in preparing graphic designs and illustrations. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you learn are:
  • Introduction to graphics, lettering, drawing and layout techniques
  • Illustration and television graphic techniques
  • Theory and use of color

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The skills you learn as a Multimedia Illustrator will help prepare you for a future as a graphic designer or illustrator with government agencies, advertising agencies, web design firms, print shops or engineering firms.

The Army offers certified apprenticeship training programs for some specialties within this occupation

Also Free College Courses the entire time you are in the service.

Up to $129,020 to go to College while serving.
Up to $86,536 to go to college AFTER the military with your rent covered by the Military for 3 full years.
Up to $20,000 dollar sign on bonus.
Student Loan repayment of up to $20,000.
Free Medical and Dental.
30 days paid vacation.
Free Travel.
And many, many more

You must be:

Under 35
No Major Law Violations (Sexual Misconducts, Domestics..)
No Major Medical issues (Missing Limbs, Mental Health Issues..)
Be a US Citizen or Hold at least a green card (I-551)
High School Diploma/GED holder

New York, NY


Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:13:21 PDT