Employment opportunities available at ECB:
Multimedia Production Specialist
Job Announcement Code(s): 1301840
Wisconsin Media Lab is looking for a creative and flexible Multimedia Production Specialist to join our team of educators and producers. The person we are looking for is comfortable editing and reformatting a variety of video and graphic files, updating and creating websites, and working with a variety of digital file types. Knowledge of content management systems, app or interactive development and graphic design are desirable. You will have the ability and desire to learn new skills and take on any technical tasks, from data entry to DVD creation to iBook production.
As our Multimedia Production Specialist you will test, revise and reformat existing media files, as well as create or assist in the creation of websites and interactive media for emerging platforms like tablets and phones. You will edit existing video to create trailers or DVDs, and trim or combine video clips for a variety of uses. You may be asked to research and advise our team on technical issues such as video formats, content management systems, or new software or hardware. You will work with files on servers and databases, including data entry and quality control. You will work independently and as part of a team on media projects designed for use Wisconsin’s K-12 schools.
Wisconsin Media Lab, a division of the Educational Communications Board (ECB) provides educational media and professional development to Wisconsin’s K-12 teachers and students via the Internet, Wisconsin Public Television, Milwaukee Public Television, and WDSE-Duluth/Superior. We acquire and produce video, interactive media, digital images and sound, designed specifically for use in K-12 learning. Our award-winning resources align to Common Core State Standards, span all curricular areas and are easily accessible at WIMediaLab.org.
We are currently seeking a Multimedia Production Specialist to work in our Madison, Wisconsin office.
ECB is a small state agency committed to ensuring that public radio and television programs and services are made available throughout Wisconsin, and that these programs and services reflect and respond to the educational and cultural needs of the state's residents.
We are located at 3319 West Beltline Highway, Madison. For more information about ECB, please go to http://www.ecb.org/aboutecb
To view a list of the benefits of employment with the State of Wisconsin, please click http://www.doa.state.wi.us/jobs/pdf_files/WIbenefits.pdf
The Multimedia Production Specialist works with a team to produce and distribute media such as video programs, interactive web sites, and emerging media products for use in Wisconsin schools. This position is responsible for formatting and manipulation of media files, video editing, website production and maintenance, interactive development, and digital asset management.
Complete Position Description (on Wisc.Jobs)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
● Skills in editing video, audio and graphic files using industry standard software
● Skills in editing and creating websites using industry standard software
● Ability to create interactive content for web or devices
● Ability to quickly learn new content creation/programming/development techniques and technologies
● Ability to perform data entry and quality control testing with accuracy and attention to detail
● Knowledge of video formats, codecs and compression methods
● Knowledge of content management and delivery technologies
● Ability to understand technical issues and explain them to non-technical staff
● Effective interpersonal skills and willingness to work as part of a team
The starting salary range is $37-45,500. This is an unclassified state position. For more information on state employment, go to http://wisc.jobs
How To Apply:
1. Use this state application form http://oser.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=1121
. The Job announcement Title is “Multimedia Production Specialist” and the Job Announcement Code is 1301840. This form must be downloaded, completed and mailed or e-mailed to the address below. You may sign and scan the last two pages of the form or insert an electronic signature.
2. A paper describing your specific training and experience as it relates to the following three questions.
Please answer each of the following questions clearly and concisely. Your response should be limited to no more than 500 words per question. Responses in excess of this limit will not be evaluated. Bulleted lists are fine for questions 3 and 4.
Please note that only your responses to these questions will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifications for this position, so you must include all relevant information in each response. Do not submit a resume in lieu of describing your education and experience; only your exam responses will be seen by the rating panel.
Application Deadline: May 28, 2013
Please e-mail your responses to the exam questions along with the state application form to:
1. Describe your ability to create or assist in the creation of interactive content, including websites, apps or other interactive formats. Include examples of projects you have worked on and your role in the development or production process.
2. Describe your knowledge of and experience with digital video formats and editing including:
a. Preparing video files for delivery on different platforms such as web or DVD
b. Making decisions on video formats, compression specifications and players
c. Digital video editing
d. DVD creation
3. Provide a bulleted list of your education, academic or on the job training, and/or work experience in any of the following:
a) web development or production,
b) app development,
c) graphic design or production,
d) video editing,
e) database or content management.
4. List software applications with which you are:
b) comfortable, and
c) somewhat familiar.
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Application materials should be sent as an attachment in either .doc, .rtf or .pdf format.
An AA/EEO employer, ECB provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.