Utah State University

Multimedia Specialist I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/29/2022 3:51 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Marketing & PR
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Research Communications
Advertised Salary
Minimum $40,000 commensurate on experience, plus excellent benefits


The position will conceptualize, plan, produce, edit, deliver, and archive videos, photography, and audio content to support external outreach activities. The Multimedia Specialist reports to the Executive Director of the Research Communications Team in the Office of Research. This classification may train and guide student and/or volunteer staff.



  • Create, edit, and post audio and video content to be used at outreach events, on websites, and in social media.
  • Conceptualize, establish, and conduct interviews to generate compelling narratives and accurate stories with accompanying visuals.
  • Utilize a full range of production techniques including sound recording, photography, videography, lighting, editing, effects, and equipment to create high quality multimedia content.
  • Strategize with event management activities for on-campus and external outreach activities.
  • Contribute to establishing strategy and conceptualization of events.
  • Contribute to logistics and publicity planning and implementation.
  • Manage and implement execution of photo shoots across campus or on location to meet current needs/demands. Edit and publish work as needed. Organize and manage assets for team usage.
  • Works to maintain the infrastructure and organization of both online and local storage.
  • Other tasks as needed that may include but not be limited to management of team members, graphic design, writing, or clerical duties. May work with writers, editors, graphic designers, webmaster, and university communicators to create wide range of content. Manage equipment; determines necessary upgrades as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR an equivalent combination of education plus experience.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge of all phases of video, photographic, audio and multimedia production, programming, and editing from inception to completion.
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and/or other post-production software.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with and interview subjects.
  • Knowledge of digital and physical publishing, relevant equipment and software, and principles of design.
  • Ability to plan visual products and services that interpret subject matter content.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong social media experience.
  • Understanding of web development best practices.
  • Layout and design background, especially experience using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with event management publicity and logistical tasks.
  • Experience working in an educational environment, especially higher ed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly organized.
  • Curious and quick learner.
  • Ability to ask good questions.
  • Ability to assertively gather needed information and prioritize tasks.
  • Comfortable adjusting to new ways of doing things.
  • Growth and innovation mindset.
  • Strong ability to work well with others.
  • Comfortable working independently.
  • Effective manager.
  • Ability to manage deadlines.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $40,000 commensurate on experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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