Media Production Coordinator

Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Media Production Coordinator

Humboldt State University

(Job #17-40) Media Production Specialist III, Media Production Coordinator, Media Support, $4,104- $6,662/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a temporary, full-time, benefitted, 12-month position in Information Technology Services.

Position Summary: The incumbent coordinates the Media Production department and office, facilities, student staff and the assignments of the department's Media Production Specialist I. Activities involve coordinating facilities and professional level technical support for production of synchronous distance learning classes via web conferencing; ad hoc inclusion of remote guest lecturers into courses via various video conferencing modalities; and creation of high quality video and audio recordings of campus lectures, events, and training materials. The department provides facilities and technical support for numerous search committees conducting initial candidate screening via web conferencing. In addition this position works closely with other academic teams such as the Accessible Instructional Materials team, the LMS support teams and the Library to convert non-digital instructional materials into digital, accessible materials. The position receives lead oversight from the Director of User Support Services.

The position also plays a key role in proactively proposing, designing and deploying solutions that serve a wide spectrum of technology needs related to instruction including Smart Classrooms and other campus areas.

Duties: The Media Production Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:

Digital Production - Distance Learning
  • Coordinate scheduling of distance learning video-conferencing and web-conferencing facilities, as well as technical support staffing for the facilities.
  • Set up, integrate and operate all the elements of an interactive distance learning classroom including operation of multiple cameras, complex two way audio and video systems and computer inputs in both synchronous and asynchronous environments.
  • Work with faculty, staff and students to coordinate the production of distance learning sessions and advise faculty on achieving instructional objectives when using video and web conferencing.
  • Provide assistance in producing multimedia instructional materials for distance learning.

    Instructional Multimedia Systems Support
  • Coordinating captioning for video materials.
  • Work with students preparing streaming audio and video to be used with class projects.
  • Digitize existing audio and video material for instructional use in both online and classroom applications.
  • Use digital production and non-linear editing systems and special effects for production and post-production of original instructional materials.
  • Provide individual or group training sessions on an ad-hoc or scheduled basis related to the use of instructional multimedia technology systems.
  • Provide consultation services to the campus community on the design and implementation of instructional oriented multimedia systems.
  • Research subject matter, define communication objectives and translate these into effective production, writing, directing and editing instructional videos.
  • Hire, mentor, train and supervise student workers employed by Media Production.
  • Individually or in coordination with others, provide for the planning, development, evaluation, testing, upgrade and support of instructional oriented multimedia systems to ensure cost-effective, customer focused delivery of user products, systems and services.
  • As necessary work with vendors to resolve issues with hardware and/ or software.

    Minimum Qualifications: Education & Experience: Three years of hands-on, full-time experience in an educational setting performing duties associated with media production, such as professional quality digital and analog recording and editing of both video and audio materials; utilizing digital and nonlinear editing methods and equipment; video capture and compression for streaming and Internet presentations; graphics production, producing television, utilizing and instructing others in the use of digital cameras and other media production equipment.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Excellent communications skills in a diverse environment, including the ability to communicate ideas quickly, understandably and tactfully with customers in stressful situations.
  • Strong organizational skills to independently coordinate staff, facilities and technical support across a broad range of production projects in a busy environment; strong understanding of multimedia equipment capability, design restrictions, ADA requirements, physical security requirements, and maintenance procedures.
  • Ability to operate a wide variety of digital and analog production equipment for the purposes of developing television, distance learning, video, multimedia and internet presentations; ability to understand operating
    procedures and underlying technology in order to troubleshoot equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of production techniques and equipment to perform all types of digital production including compressed video and non-linear editing.
  • General knowledge of production principles and practices for instructional media, multimedia, and distance learning materials.
  • Working knowledge of tools for authoring interactive multimedia projects delivered via a variety of synchronous and asynchronous techniques.
  • Ability to develop, create, stage and/ or produce professional quality visuals and evaluate production effectiveness in meeting objectives.
  • Strong writing skills including narration and continuity script writing.
  • Strong research skills and broad knowledge of resources and techniques to communicate information through multimedia productions.
  • Ability to train and supervise student assistants in production.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse population.

    Application Procedure: Please note that Humboldt State University now requires application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you. Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials:

  • Letter of Interest;
  • HSU Employment Application at
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

    Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to

    Please include your last name and the job # (17-40) in the subject line of the email.

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Human Resources
    Siemens Hall - Room 211
    Arcata, CA 95521-8299
    (707) 826-3626
    Fax: (707) 826-3625

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

    Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

    Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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