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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
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.
Diversity and respect for all, is a core value of UW Continuum College. We are committed to improving access to education, removing barriers to entry, and viewing our work through an equity lens. We believe our organization is better when diversity of thought, practice, and experiences are not only welcomed but celebrated. We are passionate about creating, and supporting an inclusive working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
The Instructional Multimedia Production Specialist L2 is responsible for collaborating with faculty and staff to design video-based learning content so that it is instructionally valuable to the student audience as part of a course (i.e., manage the creation, construction and design of video content to support learning activities in a pedagogical setting). This role is also responsible for creating a compelling video narrative to aid in the delivery of learning. The role requires experience with creative storytelling, interviewing and online learning pedagogy; excellent interpersonal and relationship management abilities; and technical skillsets.
Position Complexities The Instructional Multimedia Production Specialist L2 will film and produce a large number of video assets for online courses. The ideal candidate has strong communication skills, is able to work independently to manage projects, collaborate with instructional designers, program managers, curriculum designers, media specialists and has experience developing creative solutions for academic instruction and online learning. In addition, the candidate will assist in managing and mentoring Instructional Multimedia Production Specialist L1, student workers and interns.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Instructional Media Design
Provide instructional and pedagogical guidance to faculty instructors and instructional designer staff about most effective ways to capture, discretize, and deliver video-based learning content
Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate video-based learning content
Capture video (lecture and introductory) of instructors for online learning programs
Course Content Production: Produce, design and edit video content and digital media assets for multiple online education courses including lecture content, program and course overview videos, titles, animation and B-roll. Additionally, produce other, miscellaneous single and multi-camera events for UW PCE. Handle projects from initial concept & design to final delivery.
Graphics Creation: Create supporting title graphics using Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro and other graphics creation programs
Recording and editing of content: Set up and operate video recording equipment, including audio and lighting systems on location and in studio. Intermediate post-production editing of video content using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Camtasia, Mediasite Editor and other editing programs.
Ability to schedule, manage and train student worker and or interns
Drive University of Washington vehicles for on and off-campus productions
Assist in the design and maintenance of digital assets
Administer Digital Media Repositories (such as MediaAmp, YouTube, Vimeo) from a content side, making sure that videos are uploaded properly, have the correct metadata, and are pushed out to instructional designers in the right format
Support faculty with video technology training for students and instructors (e.g., camera, editing software)
Support the upload, linking and presentation of videos; create metadata in the required LMS or MOOC Learning Technologies
Creation and Delivery of Web-based Multimedia: Encode web-based multimedia to multi-format files including Windows Media, MPEG4, Quicktime and other formats as needed or requested
Collaborate with EDGE, PCE Marketing, UWTV and other UW video production departments and personnel as well as clients both inside and outside the organization to maximize features of various projects
Document and communicate project plans and ongoing status to the Project Manager, as well as work as a part of the multimedia production team
Regular contact with Online Learning personnel is expected for problem resolution, project status and implementation of new initiatives
Perform special assignments and related/other duties as assigned
Attend regular status meetings with the supervisor and full academic excellence team
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications or related field AND 2 years of digital video production experience, including streaming media, new online learning technologies and multimedia production (equivalent experience may be substituted for degree requirement)
Experience as a Multimedia Producer
Experience with creative storytelling, interviewing and online learning pedagogy
Excellent time-management and organizational skills and the ability to work independently
Experience with digital video and audio, streaming media and new online learning technologies
Understanding of basic HTM
Ability to meet given deadlines
Demonstrated experience with audio, video and quality control equipment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and relationship management abilities
Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions for academic instruction and online learning
Valid Driver’s license
Ability to lift up to 45 lbs
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.