Media Studio Specialist

New Trier Township High School

Winnetka, Illinois

Date Posted July 10, 2024
Industry Television, Radio
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time

Description:

Job Title:                  Media Studio Specialist
Assignment:           12-Month 
Location:                  Northfield, Winnetka, and Glencoe Campuses
Supervisors:           Chief Technology Officer/Director of Communications
Compensation:     $28.73/hour

Overview of Position:
The Media Studio Specialist will support teachers and students in New Trier’s Media & Journalism programming by providing technical assistance both in and out of the classroom. Courses and Programs include: Advanced Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, TV & Film, New Trier News, Radio Production, and WNTH Club. Additionally, this person will collaborate with teachers on curriculum and program development to maximize student opportunities. This person will also collaborate with the Office of Communications to help strengthen the District’s digital presence with video production, radio, and podcasts. This employee will possess strong technical skills and will be a creative and strategic thinker who knows how to amplify student voice and showcase the best work of the District, highlighting the accomplishments of students and staff. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in multimedia arts, communications, broadcast journalism, or related field
  • Minimum three years of experience as a videographer, multimedia communications, or related field is preferred; radio and broadcast experience preferred
  • Multimedia experience, including online video production and video editing
  • Experience with industry-standard graphic applications include the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat) as well as Microsoft Office, Google Suite and social media


Knowledge/Abilities/Skills:

  • Strong technical knowledge of video cameras, video/photo editing software programs and audio/recording devices
  • Ability to take a concept and create a finished multimedia product
  • Ability to meet deadlines with high quality products
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality regarding student information
  • Excellent videography skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly with staff, students, parents and others. Collaborative, positive attitude and capacity to project a positive image of the district to staff and others
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and attentiveness to detail



Job Responsibilities:

Radio Station

  • Manages day-to-day operations of radio station.
  • Maintains the District's radio station equipment.
  • Sponsor for the Radio Station Club (additional stipend provided).
  • Teaches Radio Station Club students technical tools for recording, selected approved content, programming, and uploading content for faculty review.
  • Oversees the Radio Station Board and day to day programming.
  • Facilitates video production and radio station technical needs for faculty and students.
  • Maintains inventory of all media and radio station hardware and software.
  • Ensures FCC compliance and other legal requirements for maintaining radio station in collaboration with Video Engineer. 
  • Works with faculty to develop a budget and life cycle plan for the technical needs of the media lab and radio station.  Provides an annual budget and plan to the Chief Technology Officer by April 15th each year for the following school year.


Video Production

  • Supports campus administration in video production projects as requested.
  • Develops and leads projects and campaigns to showcase the best innovative education initiatives across our District and schools on digital and other platforms.
  • Plans and produces videos highlighting the District and school initiatives.
  • Maintains check-out process of cameras, tripod, storage media, etc. 
  • Researches and helps implement best-emerging communications technology to support communication among and with teachers, staff, students, and families, such as webinars, blogs, and podcasts.


Classroom

  • Provides in-class technical support for Media & Journalism courses (Broadcast Journalism, Film Production, Radio Production) and student journalism such as New Trier News and WNTH.
  • Provides out-of-class technical support for student projects and faculty initiatives.
  • Creates and helps students create multimedia products that fosters brand ownership, identity and loyalty for the District. 
  • Attends curriculum planning meetings with Media & Journalism teachers.   
  • All other duties as assigned.