The Multimedia Developer is responsible for the creation, management and organization of all media elements related to online course production. The position requires the conceptualization, development and production of vector and raster graphics, audio, video, animations, simulations, games, interactive, multimedia learning objects for online courses. This position functions as an in-house “instructional artist” and multimedia expert working collaboratively with faculty and eCampus Center instructional designers to design and develop multimedia objects that meet specific instructional and learning objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Apply visual design best practice principles to the design and development of static and interactive elements (graphics, videos, animations, interactive simulations, etc.) to meet specific learning objectives and enhance instruction for online courses, while maintaining university branding/graphics standards.
Introduce innovative design and leverage technology to produce media objects that meet instructional goals and learning objectives.
Media Research and Development
Research new tools and techniques to improve the student online experience in courses developed at the eCampus Center.
Become proficient in new multimedia tools and innovative techniques to apply that content in an online environment.
Provide a portfolio of innovative media elements for the instructional designers to reference when designing and developing courses with faculty.
Provide accessibility information on all new technology and multimedia used in online courses.
Media Management & Support
Manage and maintain the creative content and templates used for media production in online courses. Provide support in effectively and efficiently converting and storing multimedia materials online.
Ensure all media used in online courses meets accessibility and copyright guidelines.
Provide media expertise and guidance to other members of the team. Support course tools used by instructors for media creation.
Oversee student workers supporting the creation of all media elements for online courses.
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field from an accredited college or university (graphics, instructional technology, media design, interactive design or related field). Or, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved plus 5 years similar work experience.
Three (3) or more years of graphics, video, and interactive media design and development experience: Expertise and experience with using graphics and multimedia development software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Camtasia Studio, Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud applications, Adobe Captivate, etc.).
Experience directing, recording and editing video.
Graduate degree in graphic design, instructional technology, new media design, interactive design or related field from an accredited college or university may be of benefit.
Five (5) years of demonstrated experience creating graphics and multimedia for instructional purposes.
Experience creating accessible, interactive graphics for a web-based environment (HTML 5, Captivate, Storyline, etc.)
Experience working with and deploying interactive content within learning management systems (Blackboard).
Work experience in higher education.
Recent experience with or knowledge of most of the following software tools or similar products: LMS: such as Blackboard Learn, Web-based content creation/HTML editors: such as WordPress. Web conferencing: such as Blackboard Collaborate.
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Possess excellent graphic design, typography, video and multimedia production skills. Show experience using web-based graphical content authoring and development tools, including applications for producing and editing streaming video. The ability to optimize graphics and media for the web.
Provide examples of your experience with designing instructional graphic content, web sites and dynamic/media-rich web pages utilizing effective interface, information, responsive and visual design principles. Read/revise HTML code, and to translate images and designs into HTML layouts.
Apply your experience and knowledge: with best practices to create accessible web sites and multimedia learning objects; with usability/accessibility requirements such as ADA, universal design strategies in online learning environments; and W3C Web Accessibility Initiative and Guidelines.
Internal Number: 181490
About Boise State University
Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.