Nevada Connections Academy Digital Media Specialist in Columbia, Maryland

Job Details

Requisition Number

18-0522

Post Date

9/13/2018

Title

Digital Media Specialist

City

Columbia

State

MD

Description

Company Summary:

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.

Position Summary:

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.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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