Fresno State campus

Academic Media Specialist (Information Technology Consultant - Career)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology
Position Description

Academic Media Specialist
(Information Technology Consultant - Career)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,372 - $5,000 per month

Full Classification Salary Range: $4,372 - $10,792 per month

  • This is a full-time, probationary, exempt position.
  • This position is not eligible for remote work pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy requiring that all work be performed within the State of California.
  • Applicants must provide an electronic link to a portfolio of video projects that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.  Applicants must also list the production role for each submission, for example: Production Title, Production Role (Producer, videographer, lighting, sound, editor, graphics production) Please list all that apply. 

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Working independently under the supervision of the Director of the Office of Innovation and Digital Excellence for Academic Success (IDEAS) or designees, the Academic Media Specialist supports faculty, academic support units, and other campus clients by providing consultation and developing video and multimedia materials. Projects may include video, graphics, audio, video encoding for electronic delivery, live streaming, captioning for accessibility and directing of live multi-camera campus events.

The Academic Media Specialist is expected to work independently as well as collaboratively and possess the experience to be fully proficient in performing most or all of the work assignments.

This position may be assigned a variety of other tasks including requirement's analysis, project management, documentation and quality assurance testing. The employee shall allocate priority and time to the duties mentioned below based upon direction from the Director for IDEASs. The manager will communicate these priorities and time allocation at least annually and when necessary.


Key Qualifications

  • Functional knowledge of the full range of production techniques including sound recording, graphics, videotaping, editing methods and related software programs and equipment including social media.
  • Thorough knowledge of end-to-end video production techniques and equipment, demonstrated by an understanding and use of advanced principles and theories.
  • Experience/knowledge with Service Management Tools for tracking Incidents, Requests, Problems, and Changes.
  • Experience/knowledge with Media conversion, storage, and deployment workflow.
  • Experience/knowledge with ATI (accessible technology initiative) standards for instructional materials.
  • Experience/knowledge with Data administration principles and techniques.
  • Experience/knowledge with Copyright, fair use, and TEACH Act laws and industry standards.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the field of media, film/video production, communication, computer science or closely related field
  • Four years’ experience in video production.
  • Extensive experience/knowledge with Adobe Creative Cloud, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Media Encoder.
  • Experience with end-to-end video production.
  • Experience in non-linear digital video editing.
  • Experience with captioning and accessibility techniques and systems.
  • Experience with live and on-demand streaming video.
  • Experience with video codecs and ability to recommend appropriate video format for desired end product.
  • Experience with creative lighting and audio techniques.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by August 8, 2022 will be given full consideration by the search committee. Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references. Applicants must also provide an electronic link to a portfolio of video projects that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.  Applicants must also list the production role for each submission, for example: Production Title, Production Role (Producer, videographer, lighting, sound, editor, graphics production) Please list all that apply. 


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Vaccination Interim Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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