- Multimedia Specialist

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Multimedia Specialist


Multimedia Specialist

• Emerging Level


The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Web Information Specialist/ Multimedia Specialist - IDEA and MWAETC Programs.

Location Greater Seattle Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Sep 17, 2021
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

 | Req #:  | 188895
 | Posting Date:  | 08/11/2021
 | Closing Info:  | Open Until Filled
 | Salary:  | Salary is commensurate with education and experience
 | Shift:  | First Shift
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The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Web Information Specialist/ Multimedia Specialist - IDEA and MWAETC Programs.

This position will manage educational media creation and production for the University of Washington Infectious Diseases Education and Assessment (IDEA) program and the Mountain West AIDS Educational Training Center (MWAETC).  This position is essential in developing and implementing new content, enhancing existing content, and providing new educational modalities across multiple IDEA curricula and MWAETC websites.  This position will improve existing content and create new resources by tracking and coordinating content development, engaging subject matter experts, scheduling and recording sessions, processing and editing recorded media, and uploading final products.

IDEA has successfully developed and launched four national online infectious disease training curricula – Hepatitis B Online [], Hepatitis C Online [], the National HIV Curriculum [], and the National STD Curriculum [].  IDEA is a nationally recognized leader in delivering online educational content.

Funded by HRSA, the MWAETC is a regional federally-funded program more than two decades old, offering HIV treatment education, clinical consultation, and capacity building programs to health care professionals and agencies in Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The purpose of the MWAETC is to increase the number and capacity of providers willing and able to deliver high quality HIV prevention and care within the region's health care systems and nationally. Its mission is to deliver innovative education and training to improve access to care and quality of life for people who are living with or are at-risk for acquiring HIV.  The MWAETC is seeking to expand self-serve multimedia offerings.

Position Complexities:

The Multimedia Specialist will develop, track, record, edit, and post online multimedia content (audio narration for Podcasts, interviews, group case discussion, videos, and PowerPoint lectures) for a variety of educational websites.  The person in this position will need to be comfortable and able to communicate respectfully about HIV, STDs and other sexual health topics.  Core skills required for this position include superior organization skills in planning, recording, and processing the development of online content; professionalism; independent decision-making; creativity and flexibility.

This position requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team, multitask, prioritize activities, and interact with clinical faculty and other professionals to implement program activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Content Creation:

Develop, track, and manage production schedules Coordinate recording sessions and interviews with subject matter experts and staff Work with subject matter experts to optimize audio/video recording quality= Produce, record, edit, and publish online audio, video, and lecture content Ensure all content meets programmatic standards Manage multiple projects and content pipelines in various stages of production

Collaboration and Technical Support:

Meet with PI, Program Directors, and staff regarding milestones, scheduling tools, and educational strategy. Research and test technologies (hardware, software) and make purchasing recommendations Create and manage audio, video, and educational content standards across projects Maintain audio and video equipment Participate in workgroups and meetings with staff, program partners, and federal funders

Other duties as assigned

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.


Bachelor’s Degree in visual media, communications, film, broadcasting and mass communication or related field experience. 2-3 years of experience to include:

Additional Requirements: Experience creating instructional video, audio, and interactive educational media Proficient in sound design, editing, and post-production Proficient in video creation, editing, and post-production Experience in multimedia production and best practices Excellent written and verbal skills Ability to upload end products to content management systems, You-Tube, and Twitter Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects Proven history of delivering online content within expected time frames Proficiency using these or comparable technologies: Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Audition, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc), Final Cut Pro, and PowerPoint Familiarity with current trends in how users interact with/use online content

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Knowledge of multimedia design principles, especially as they relate to online learning Experience integrating multimedia with learning/content management systems Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia production workflows in a team environment Commitment to creating innovative, high-quality multimedia content and enhancing the user’s ability to understand complex medical concepts Consumer of online educational content and audio products, especially Podcasts


In the immediate future, this position will work remotely.  Once the pandemic subsides, this work will be split between the UW Ninth and Jefferson Building (NJB) and telecommuting.  Travel may be required in the future

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
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