Media Specialist Job Description
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MEDIA SPECIALIST SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS
The Media Specialist investigates, recommends, acquires, and maintains audiovisual equipment and related supplies and tracks equipment usage, problems, user complaints, etc., for the organization.
MEDIA SPECIALIST ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Specifically responsible for obtaining and maintaining cameras, projectors, television monitors, and video equipment, as well as recording equipment, computers, and peripherals (e.g., external speakers, microphones, remote controls).
- Acquires and maintains recording / playback media (e.g., CDs, DVDs, SD cards).
- Aids staff in selecting the appropriate media for their applications, orders requested materials, and instructs staff in the proper use of the equipment.
- Remains current with respect to media hardware / software (e.g., conducts research, attends professional conferences and conventions).
- Catalogues and itemizes media and keeps media library up-to-date.
- Schedules the equipment and software use.
- Maintains a usage and problem log; reports problems to the Engineering Manager.
Reports to the Engineering Manager.
MEDIA SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS
A high school diploma or GED is required; a bachelor’s degree in educational media or instructional technology is preferred. Must be able to use hardware, software and must be able to teach others how to operate them. Training experience is preferred; trainer certification will be helpful but is not required.
MEDIA SPECIALIST PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to communicate orally with management and other co-workers is important. Regular use of audio, video, telephone and e-mail for communication is essential. Sitting for extended periods is common. Exceptional hearing and vision within normal ranges is essential for conversations, to ensure audio and video properties are within acceptable ranges, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents.
No heavy lifting is expected, though exertion of up to 25 lbs. of force may be required occasionally. Good manual dexterity for the use of common office, audio and video equipment such as computer terminals, audio machines, mixers, panels, and other boards.
Good reasoning ability is important; must be able to understand and utilize media reports and equipment operating manuals.
The job is performed indoors in a studio or office setting. Activities include extended periods of sitting and extensive work at a computer and/or audiovisual equipment.
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