Instructional Media Producer

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21002342

Distance and Online Education is seeking a full-time (100%) Instructional Media Producer to join their team. The Instructional Media Producer is a key member of the media team that is involved in all aspects of media production and delivery from start to finish. 

Media includes but is not limited to pre-production assistance for faculty including hands-on training and scheduling. Duties also include shooting of studio produced media, providing post-production editing and special effects, sound enhancement, color correction and formatting for digital delivery. Secondary responsibility for this position is to provide technical support for DOE supported media services to faculty, staff and students as needed. This position will work directly with faculty.

Key areas of responsibility include:
•    Create educational media via studio production using a variety of styles.
•    Demonstrate hardware and software used for creation of educational media to faculty (microphones, web conferencing, screen annotations, video/slide capture, etc.)   
•    Facilitate/assist faculty with uploading media from lecture capture and other educational media applications to the Learning Management System.
•    Maintain studio equipment, camera operations, lighting for videos, green screen productions, audio recordings, and video editing including color corrections.
•    Create a learning environment that helps guide instructors employing best practices for using and delivering educational media.  

*For a full job description, including all duties and competencies assigned, please e-mail the listed below or visit: Job Opportunities (Org 02 & 35) | Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost - The University of Iowa (

ABOUT THE DEPT: Distance and Online Education (DOE), a unit within University College, strives to increase access to the University of Iowa beyond the physical borders of campus. In partnership with university colleges and departments, we provide high quality academic courses to both traditional and nontraditional students using a variety of locations, schedules, and technologies. 
•    With online education, the University of Iowa can provide learning opportunities for transfer, returning and place bound students.
•    Online education allows on campus students flexibility in their schedules as well as the opportunity to take courses from the University of Iowa while they are home for the summer.
•    Online courses allow faculty to explore new teaching strategies and course redesign benefiting both on  and off campus students.
•    Teaching online provides faculty flexibility for professional development, conferences or research travel while maintaining teaching responsibilities.

Distance and Online Education allows faculty to work directly with instructional designers, a media team, course coordinators who help support faculty after course has been designed, and an exam service team bringing a cohesive course design for successful implementation.

Education and Experience Required:
•    A Bachelor’s Degree in Media Production, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
•    Experience (minimum of 1 year) in professional media production utilizing advanced camera operations including audio production, lighting, directing talent and video post-production.

Competencies Required

Demonstrates a in:
•    Knowledge of learning management systems (such as Canvas, D2L, Blackboard, etc.).
•    Successfully managing multiple projects while meeting various deadlines. 
•    Ability to troubleshoot issues pertaining to the use of media production.
•    Microsoft Office Suite including Word and PowerPoint.

Demonstrates an in:
•    Ability to meet or exceed service needs and expectations by applying communication techniques (including listening skills); effective relationship building skills to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
•    Oral and written communications skills, including the ability to deliver presentations, workshops, and explain complex technical concepts simply to audiences of varying levels.

Other Qualifications Required: 
•    Ability to move and transport materials up to 30lbs.

Desirable Qualifications
•    Experience (6 mo – 1 year) supporting media production in a higher education setting.
•    Knowledge of current trends and issues impacting media production in higher education.

Demonstrates a basic proficiency level in:
•    Knowledge of and ability to use applications, various tools, and systems for delivering instructional services including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite, Panopto, Davinci Resolve, Black Magic Fusion, and Open Broadcaster Software.
•    Ability to use web conferencing software (such as Zoom. Adobe Connect, Blackboard Collaborate, etc.).
•    Knowledge of closed captioning processes.
•    Knowledge of editing & graphics, HD video capture, motion graphics, cinematography, green screen production, color correction and other software as needed. 
•    Knowledge of Programing and Game Engines (preferably Python, Lua, C++, Unreal Engine)

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to five (5) professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Required Application Materials: In order to be considered for interview, applicants must upload both a resume and a cover letter and mark them each as a “Relevant Fi le” to the job submission.

Job ID: 74504

Posted 10 days ago

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