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Digital Media Designer

Job ID Req #144 Location : Austin, TX, United States
Date posted 05/02/2019

GENERAL SUMMARY The Digital Media Designer is the creative and technical voice defining and driving innovation in the USAHS digital learning experience. This position works within a highly collaborative team and closely with faculty to research, evaluate, and integrate instructional technologies to advance excellence, engagement, and interactivity in the USAHS online student experience. This position creates and provides hands-on support to faculty in the development of instructional media, such as interactive learning activities, videos, interactive online exercises, virtual simulations, audio recordings, original graphics and still images, and more. The Digital Media Designer must be technically savvy and fluent in the use of a variety of instructional technologies and eLearning authoring tools, including Adobe Creative Suite; Adobe Presenter; Kaltura and Panopto; tools for instructional videography; Articulate Storyline, and more. In addition, the Digital Learning Designer fosters a culture of educational technology innovation by assisting with the identification, piloting, and support of new tools. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • In partnership with faculty, develops multimedia-rich course content and interactive media according to the University's online course development model and quality standards. • Works closely with Instructional Design team to assure course media represents best practices in education, aligns with course objectives and optimizes student engagement in a digital learning environment. • Develops or coordinates media production: obtains necessary approvals; plans budget; sets schedule and production timelines; arranges vendor relationships; assembles final elements of media; produces and integrates media into online courses to ensure all accessibility and quality standards are met. • Provides hands-on support to faculty to utilize and apply technology tools to promote online student engagement during the course development and delivery phases. • Produce high-quality videography for online instructional purposes. May direct talent and crew and may film. Ensures that graphics, sound/narration, lighting, video quality, and all post production processes are completed to quality standards. • Review and create instructional graphics to support learning and accessibility. • Supports the integration of mobile learning applications, as well as integration with the Learning Management System (LMS). • Participates in all aspects of QA processes during the instructional design process, completes course design and accessibility checklists, as well as functional technical review and testing of online courses. • Provides oversight of the quality of work performed by external vendors. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time. POSITION IN ORGANIZATION Reports to: Executive Director, Online Education; Instructional Design Project Manager


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


• A minimum of 3 years (5 or more years strongly preferred) of online course design experience, curriculum development, or related experience within a higher education environment.
• A Master's Degree in field of expertise is strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated experience creating multimedia in a variety of formats and fluency with industry-standard software and design languages: Adobe Creative Suite, Articulate, HTML, XML is required. Work samples or a portfolio will be reviewed during interview process.
• Ability to operate video equipment, produce, and edit professional quality video, as well as oversee and supervise video vendors.
• Familiarity with and ability to implement ADA accessibility and media standards.
• Experience providing technology support and/or training to faculty preferred.
• Experience in training, mentoring, or teaching others strongly preferred.
• Advanced critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis skills required.
• Ability to work collaboratively and creatively in a deadline driven environment.
• Must be able to manage multiple projects at different stages, while meeting deadlines and quality standards.
• Precise, thorough, and detail-oriented.


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