CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Salary Level: Date Approved/Revised:
17 Approved: 10/01/02
The Community Colleges rely on a wide range of technology-based media for instructing
students and communicating among staff and public. These media include:
Video recording and post-production editing, including audio, graphic and special
Audio recording and transmission;
Satellite down-link instruction and communication;
Photography and photo processing;
Desk top publishing, graphics and printing.
The Media Specialist supports these services at a Community College by developing
and producing programs and products in these multi-media areas as well as assisting
and advising faculty, students and staff in their own productions. Most of the Community
College system institutions have permanently installed instructional media equipment.
The position supports faculty on-line and on-campus with digital materials and
techniques including web site maintenance and digital services for creating and
Supervisory and Other Relationships
The Media Specialist typically works under the direction of a Director of Media Services
or other administrator.
The position may lead student workers or other support staff in production assistance
The position has substantial collaborative relationships with faculty, students and staff.
The incumbent is expected to represent the College in a positive manner and to
collaborate with academic and student services departments to contribute to retention of
The Media Specialist is accountable for providing the presentation support technology
required for the College’s instruction and promotional needs through effective
performance in these essential functional areas:
Operation of instructional media services;
Assisting in development of instructional media services;
Providing advice, assistance and training to faculty, students and staff in multi-media
Examples of Essential Duties and Accountabilities
The following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate the general range of
tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties.
Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the
A. Operation of Instructional Media Services: The Media Specialist is accountable for
performing and overseeing the creation and production of instructional and promotional
materials and programs to support the College’s learning and communication
requirements. This accountability includes such essential tasks as:
1. Planning and developing projects in consultation with clients, including preparing
scripts or program outlines and advising on the best multimedia for clients’ projects;
this may include serving as project team leader and art director for media
2. Producing, or advising on, production of projects, including setting up and operation
of television, audio and related equipment; this may include acting as floor director
of studio productions and may include writing and directing multimedia productions;
3. Performing, or advising on, post-production editing, which may involve multi-media
integration of graphics, sound and special effects, and requires the use of micro
4. Performing, or advising on, still photography and film lab processing;
5. Performing desk top publishing, graphic design and printing or reproduction;
6. Storing and lending media equipment, including scheduling equipment use, setting
up and testing equipment, instructing users in equipment operation, assuring safe
return of equipment, and maintaining accurate inventory records;
7. Performing routine maintenance, repairs and adjustments of media equipment;
8. Maintaining an appropriate inventory of audio-visual systems in classrooms, labs
and other public spaces;
9. Overseeing assigned staff and student workers in assisting with these tasks.
B. Assisting in development of media services: The Media Specialist is accountable for
contributing to the continuing development of the College’s media services. This
accountability includes such essential tasks as:
1. Researching audio-visual, print and related media technology and methods and
recommending the acquisition and adoption of those which best serve the
instructional and administrative needs of the College;
2. Designing, developing and recommending programs, systems and methods of
media-supported services for instruction and administration;
3. Reviewing and evaluating the quality and utility of media services and
recommending needed modifications.
C. Advice and assistance to faculty and staff in multi-media production: The Media
Specialist is accountable for helping faculty, students and staff to make optimum use of
media services to aid in academic and administrative presentations. This accountability
includes such essential tasks as:
1. Assisting and advising faculty, students and staff on technical and creative methods
of producing presentations, instructional material and publications;
2. Instructing faculty, students and staff in proper operation of television, audio-visual
and related equipment;
3. Conducting seminars and consultations on design and development and effective
use of media-based instruction including its use in presentations.
Professional Participation and Development
In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the position is required to carry out the
essential duties of:
Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies;
Service on assigned committees and task forces;
Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional
These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.
The incumbent is required to maintain currency in the position’s required fields of
professional expertise and competencies.
The incumbent is required to maintain complete confidentiality of student records and
other materials of a confidential nature.
Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the
Television and audio-visual production and post-production techniques and
Television, audio-visual, and imaging equipment and its operation and general
Instructing and advising users and assigned staff in multi-media production
techniques and methods;
Strong information technology literacy skills;
Effective oral and written communications.
These skills and abilities typically are acquired through a combination of education,
training and experience which would include a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to
communications or instructional technology together with from two to five years of
experience in a related field; or a combination of education, training and experience
which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the
position’s essential duties.
Incumbents perform their work in production studios, post-production labs, photographic
labs, print shops, classrooms and offices. The incumbent may install, move and operate
equipment in studios and labs, which involves substantial physical effort. Reasonable
accommodation will be made for candidates with physical limitations.