Multimedia Specialist

PCAR Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Date Posted September 14, 2021
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary 43,850-48,850


Position Summary
The Multimedia Specialist designs and creates multimedia content. This position works closely withprogram staff and must demonstrate mastery of online, web-based and digital  products; excellent communication and customer service skills; proficiency in instructional design and adult learning principles; and possess a commitment to culturally specific and accessible resources for a wide scope of users using a variety of formats. The Multimedia Specialist provides leadership, support and training to staff for nonstandard platforms, software, and tools. This position is responsible for identifying new technologies, analyzing how they might be used to the organization’s benefit, and performing testing, implementation, training and support on selected software and tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Online Learning:
• Create or assist staff in creating SCORM online learning courses from content, design, functionality and publishing
• Train and support staff in areas of accessibility, instructional design, and adult learning principles.
• Provide support and assistance with video/audio recording/editing related to podcasts and other online tools.
• Continually research and update standards and best practices related to online course creation
• Maintenance of the Moodle based online learning campus including: uploads, updates, reports, assistance requests, and documentation
• Provide leadership in online learning including building internal capacity

• Produce, edit and publish bi-weekly podcasts.
• Create graphics, promotional videos and utilize understanding of basic web design
• Provide assistance to staff for requested multimedia projects and actively participate in the creation of new ideas
• Create videos, animations, podcasts, photography, and other digital media
• Maintain two YouTube channels
• Familiarity with livestreaming of events
• Provide support to staff users as needed related to all multimedia applications.
• Assist staff in creating/adapting materials for web-based or digital-based formats. IT Support:
• Maintain a list of current “nonstandard” (see below) software and hardware being used by staff, to be updated at least annually.
• iSpring
• Adobe Connect
• Adobe Creative Cloud
• Audacity
• E-learning management system -Moodle
• Support other members of the IT team as needed to maintain a high level of uninterrupted technology processes for staff.
• Support other members of the IT team as needed to maintain a high level of uninterrupted technology processes for staff.

• Work closely with staff to offer resources in a variety of accessible and creative formats.
• Demonstrated knowledge of DSLR cameras including photographing and video-taping events and effectively producing photography and video.
• Ensure accessibility (including 508 compliance) and user-friendliness of multimedia applications.
• Remain current with new and developing technologies and applications. Research, analyze, and test new technologies and make recommendations for hardware and software additions or upgrades; and which platforms to use for specific purposes.
• Assist with planning and implementing agency-sponsored conferences and events.
• Participate in team and agency meetings, trainings, work groups and events as needed.

Essential Software:
• Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, After Effects, Premier Pro,
• Moodle
• E-Learning tools (iSpring or Similar)
• Audacity or other audio editing software
• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Two to three years’ experience and/or education in relevant field (such as Graphic design, communications, digital communication, instructional design). Demonstrated experience with
a variety of web-based and digital technologies. Excellent communication skills with strong commitment to internal customer service. Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in communications, design, instructional design or relate field from four-year college or university preferred.