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The Instructional Multimedia Manager is responsible for collaborating with faculty, instructors, and staff to design video based learning content 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 educational 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 Manager will film and produce a large volume of video for online courses. The ideal candidate has strong communication skills, is able to work independently to manage projects, collaborate with other instructional designers and has experience developing creative solutions for academic instruction and online learning. In addition, the candidate will supervise and mentor an Instructional Multimedia Production Specialist L1, L2, and independent contract staff.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Instructional Media Design
Provide instructional and pedagogical guidance to faculty, instructors, and instructional design staff on the most effective ways to design, capture, edit, and deliver video based learning content.
Assemble instructional video for online learning programs and courses.
Course Content Production: Produce and design video content and digital media assets for multiple online courses including lecture content, interviews, tutorials, location shoots, program and course overview videos, titles, animation, and B-roll. Additionally, produce other, miscellaneous single and multi-camera events for UW Continuum College. Handle projects from initial concept & design to final delivery.
Graphics Creation: Create supporting title graphics and motion 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. Post-production editing of video content using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and other editing programs.
Creation and Delivery of Web-based Multimedia: Encode web-based multimedia to multi-format files including MPEG4, HEVC, and other formats as needed or requested.
Drive University of Washington vehicles for on and off campus productions.
Manage hiring and supervising full time workers and independent contractors
Manage the hiring, training, mentoring, and separation of staff in a timely manner that reflects the needs of the organization.
Support staff in reaching their job and professional development goals, in support of UWC² organizational goals and core values.
Provide day-to day supervision and direction for the Instructional Media team.
Lead Instructional Media team meetings.
Serve as the Instructional Media representative in meetings with prospective clients and partners, and in project kick-off meetings.
Contribute to the overall department goals, mission, and administration by participating in weekly planning meetings and working actively with department staff to keep them informed and seek their input.
Ongoing Training and Development
Lead and/or direct work of staff.
Develop and, as necessary, update materials regarding faculty and staff media training; design and conduct workshops and training sessions as necessary.
Develop the skills and abilities of staff to provide assistance efficiently and effectively.
Oversee the design and maintenance of digital assets.
Oversee day-to-day operation of the multimedia studio in UW Tower.
Administer Digital Media Repositories (such as MediaAmp, YouTube, Vimeo) from a content side, making sure that videos are uploaded properly, have the correct metadata, submitted for closed captioning, and are delivered to instructional designers in the right format.
Support the upload, embedding, linking, and presentation of videos; create metadata in the required Learning Management System or learning platform. - Collaborate with UWC²s streaming media team (EDGE), UWC² Marketing, UWTV and other UW video production departments and personnel as well as clients both inside and outside the organization to optimize media on various projects. - Collaborate with the Director of Instructional Design and Development and the instructional design team to identify best practices, possibilities, and innovations in instructional media.
Document and communicate project plans and ongoing status to supervisor, project manager, design team, and instructional media team.
Communicate across matrixed teams regarding project status, to resolve problems, and to implement new initiatives.
Perform special assignments and related/other duties as assigned.
Attend regular staff meetings and project meetings with the supervisor and full Academic Excellence team.
Planning, Budgeting, Billing Activities
Prepares weekly and/or monthly reports on assignments.
Create yearly equipment budgets, forecasts, and projections.
Plan and oversee all billing activities.
Manage department credit card.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications or related field AND 3 years of digital video production experience, including streaming media, audio, 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. - Ability to meet 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
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