Nevada Connections Academy Digital Media Specialist in Columbia, Maryland
Digital Media Specialist
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether
it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the
boundaries of technology—and each other to surpass these boundaries—we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
Pearson’s Online & Blended Learning K-12 group provides high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school
solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus, delivering online learning to over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries. The group, also known as Connections Education, is based in Columbia, Maryland
and has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for three consecutive years and a “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers and leadership, Pearson Online & Blended Learning is committed
to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.
Working with the Multimedia Standards & Design team, an experienced Digital Media Specialist will ensure quality and consistency of the digital media pieces throughout our courses that we deliver to over 50,000 K-12 students annually. This position is classified
as TOP or Term of Project (eligible for paid time off and other benefits) and is not a permanent role.
Our organization is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions, after a specified period of time, and based on performance. We believe that flexibility in
work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to achieve that. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence
to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.
The following will be provided to you by the company as a full-time employee:
The following will need to be provided by you, as the employee, when working from home:
Dedicated workspace/home office
Search stock repositories for images, audio, and video to include in multimedia assets such as After Effects videos, graphic callouts, Flipbooks, podcasts to enhance production values
Follow storyboards to create templated multimedia assets in a proprietary rapid-authoring tool
Work with script writers and instructional designers to develop creative approaches to a variety of media.
Search stock repositories to identify and tag potential new assets for production
Maintain digital media database
Update database throughout course builds to ensure accuracy of links and locations
Generate .srt files for media assets with audio
Write text versions of multimedia digital assets
When needed, obtain usage permissions for digital assets through our Legal team
Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years multimedia production experience
Strong and demonstrated working knowledge with design files/software, digital database management, and multimedia content delivery preferred
Demonstrated interest in generating a creative vision for media products for children.
Ability to interact well with a variety of corporate functional disciplines including senior management
Experience designing and developing digital assets
Excellent verbal/written communication and organizational skills
Strong process design, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, and complex organization with varied and multiple stakeholders
Strong work ethic and ability to promote positive work atmosphere