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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5180 

Occ. Group: 611.533 

Media Specialist

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in providing technical and creative assistance in the production of slides, tapes, graphics, and other types of multi-media instructional materials for faculty, interns, students or LRC staff and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Plan preparation and use of multi-media and multi-image instructional materials for the institution.

Provide technical assistance in preparation of multi-media presentations.

Assist teaching personnel in selection of multi-media materials for specific classes based on knowledge of education needs and resources available.

Oversee and coordinate activities of the audio-visual production facility.

Create and design various forms of non-print material such as slides, graphics, tapes, etc. for classroom presentation or student use.

Set priorities, establish procedures and maintain schedule to insure timely completion of work requests for photographic services or other media productions assigned.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of media production equipment, technique, processes and applications.

Knowledge of graphics, photography, sound recording, scripting and good instructional procedures.

Ability to organize, plan and produce audio-visual programs from a script, storyboard, or other detailed instructions.

Ability to produce high quality photographs, slides, art work, audio recordings, or other forms of audio-visual materials.

Ability to coordinate and oversee staff or student workers in performing assigned tasks.

Ability to create sophisticated multi-image slide presentations using a microcomputer and slide animation stand. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent. Some college training desirable. Instructional experience and proven experience in media production, especially photography, graphics and multi-media presentation. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
7/1/91          5     523012232

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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