Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
The Multimedia Developer may be required to assist the video team by attending public events, meetings and functions outside normal working hours on an occasional basis.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Center for Digital Education at the Olin Business School. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Center for Digital Education is a new department within Olin Business School that will assist in the design, creation, and development of Olin’s online programs, hybrid programs, and digital learning resources. The Multimedia Developer will collaborate with faculty to design and produce dynamic course media, primarily in the form of graphics and interactive animations,that adhere to best practices and ensure the highest quality of learning for Olin students.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Media Design - Work in collaboration with the faculty and instructional designer to design media that best serves the course, content, and student audience. This pre-production process might include; ideation, storyboarding, and media prototyping.
Graphic Design - Design and create stunning visual designs for both web and video that may include graphics for course branding materials, complex visuals for slides, infographics, graphics for use in video animations and video intros, etc.
Motion Graphics - Create dynamic motion graphics for course videos which might include the animation of complex charts and data, illustrative animations, character/simulation animation, title sequences, whiteboard-style animations, UI/software animations, lower-thirds, transitions, and typographic animations.
Interactive Media Production - Work with faculty and the instructional designer to create interactive media (for example using Articulate 360) to engage students and provide integrated learning through the embedded activities and assessments.
Project Management - Managing media projects and other priorities simultaneously, expertly keeping track of tasks, stakeholders and deadlines. It’s imperative that media projects be managed effectively in order to provide prompt content delivery for students. Project updates should be communicated to the Media Production Manager with any concerns being made known.
Media Delivery and Distribution - Work with the instructional designer and digital platform team to ensure that media is exported, uploaded, and linked in the correct locations so that all required parties have access.
Usability & Accessibility - All media content must meet usability and accessibility guidelines (ie. captions, transcripts, etc.) and adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s Degree and three years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience to equal 8 years.
Candidates will need to submit Portfolio and Full Work Samples
Strong knowledge of graphic design production including, among other things, typography, composition and layout, color theory, photography and digital media.
Creative thinking with the ability to execute ideas, as well as, a deep understanding of visual communication.
Extensive knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite and eLearning authoring tools such as Articulate 360 and Adobe Captivate.
Familiarity with web design principles and application in an LMS such as Canvas.
Extensive knowledge of and experience doing 2D motion graphics
Ability to stay current on emerging and new digital trends in graphic design and motion graphics
Ability to work in a highly dynamic and collaborative team environment as a positive and engaged professional
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent project management skills including the ability to work on multiple ongoing projects with staggered deadlines
Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written
REQUIRED PROGRAM PROFICIENCIES:
Non-Linear Editors: Premiere Pro
Animation & VFX: After Effects, Blackmagic Fusion,
Interactive Design: e.g. Articulate 360, Adobe Captivate
5+ years of work experience in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Graphics Design
Familiarity with game design and gamification techniques
Familiarity with project management tools
Experience creating educational media including screen-capture, webcasts, podcasts, talking head videos, etc.
Extensive video and audio editing
Still Photography and photo editing
The hiring range for this position is $48,087 - $62,517 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.
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