5016 Distance Learning Media Production Coordinator


TITLE Distance Learning Media Production Coordinator





MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Provost, Access and Outreach


The Distance Learning Media Production Coordinator is responsible for production and coordination of electronic media materials for all distance learning delivery systems employed by Access and Outreach. The Distance Learning Media Production Coordinator has supervisory, design, coordination, and operational responsibilities for the production, post-production, and distribution of audio-visual materials supporting media-based delivery systems within Access and Outreach. These systems include ITV classrooms (two-way, compressed video for interactive classrooms), cable television, videotape and audiotape distribution, and computer-related delivery systems utilizing web-based, CD ROM, and other distribution methods. The Distance Learning Media Production Coordinator creates, trains, and offers production advice to faculty, staff, and student employees in the production and design of audio-visual materials for the aforementioned systems.


Education: An undergraduate degree is required.

Experience: At least three years of work experience in producing, directing, editing, and performing the technical aspects of audio and video recording and post-production. Knowledge of signal flow for audio and video operations is required. Experience with live distance learning technologies of satellite delivery, audioconferencing, computer conferencing, and two-way interactive television is preferred. Production experience with computer-based delivery systems such as CD ROM, web delivery, and audio and video streaming is preferred.

Skills: Ability to operate video and audio equipment is required. The ability to operate equipment in the aforementioned delivery systems is required. Computer competency is required. Effective written and verbal communication skills are required. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively within a team is required. Supervisory skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and carry equipment and materials weighing up to 60 pounds and climb ladders to a height of 20 feet. Must have visual and audio acuity within normal ranges.

Other: The scope of the position occasionally requires attendance at evening and weekend activities. Occasional travel to workshops, seminars and University events is required.


1. Assists in the production and post-production of electronic materials for Access and Outreach courses by operating all audio-video equipment for telecourses, SMSU Online, BearNet ITV, and other programs as assigned. The equipment to be operated include video cameras, videotape recorders, microphones (wired and wireless), television sets, video codecs, audioconferencing equipment, audio and video mixers, distribution amplifiers, and control equipment.

2. Provides support for Access and Outreach courses by creating and overseeing the production and implementation of still and animated electronic graphics and all audio/video materials on computer-based delivery systems, such as CD-ROMs, DVDs, and web-based systems.

3. Ensures that all audio-visual equipment is operational and furthers the needs of Access and Outreach by monitoring the equipment and scheduling routine maintenance with the appropriate vendor and investigating, recommending, and specifying replacement, upgrades, and new technologies to audio-visual systems as warranted.

4. Facilitates utilization of audio-video materials within each of the distance learning delivery systems by developing and delivering training for faculty, staff, and students.

5. Assures successful media utilization in Access and Outreach projects by working as a member of the Access and Outreach production team with designers, content specialist, and technicians.

6. Furthers the Access and Outreach systems of the University by working cooperatively and collaboratively with other University departments and units.

8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or other courses required by the iCourse Coordinator.

10. Contributes to the overall success of Access and Outreach by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Distance Learning Media Production Coordinator is supervised by the iCourse Coordinator and supervises full time, part time, and student employees for audio-video production and media delivery support systems.




Factor 1: Educational/Experience Requirements of the Job

Level 8 - 1576 Points: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Level 8 as indicated by the Equivalencies Chart, when permitted by the Minimum Acceptable Qualifications.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 4 - 1196 Points: Supervision of a work group including hiring, training, planning, and directing the work of employees. At this level the job often requires close supervision of a rather small number of permanent employees, and/or small numbers of part-time workers, graduate assistants, and/or student workers performing relatively complicated technical or skilled work, and/or other groups of employees at a similar level. At this level it is frequently necessary to train and instruct others, and plan and direct work. Supervisory responsibilities may consume moderate amounts of work time and may include general work planning tasks.

Factor 3: Skill, Complexity, and Technical Mastery

Level 5 - 1600 Points: Knowledge of information technology methods and procedures applicable to several types of work processes. Knowledge permits the employee to carry out work assignments where the objectives are clearly identified and can be accomplished by adapting precedents and established practices.

Factor 4: Budgetary Control

Level 2 - 386 Points: Individuals in jobs at this level actively document, monitor, and control expenditures. At this level incumbents may recommend minor expenditures but have no real authority over budgets.

Factor 5: Work Environment and Physical Demands

Level 2 - 50 Points: The work area is generally adequately lighted and ventilated, but may involve some discomfort such as the moderate noise from machines or occasional uncomfortable temperatures. The work may require some exertion such as frequent standing, considerable walking, frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, and stooping, and may include occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects. Work may require specific but common physical abilities.

Factor 6: Work Impact and Effect

Level 2 - 1620 Points: Work products or services impact the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services. Work activities may be complex, but normally involve addressing conventional problems or situations with established methods to supply departments, programs, classes, or units with information, software, or equipment they use to perform their work. Improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failures affect performance, create delays, and/or otherwise affect the welfare of programs or individuals. While improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failures have significant effects, the effects are more often inconvenient rather than severe and impact relatively few people. Improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failures are normally correctable in the short-to-medium term with relatively minor costs and delays, but emergency repairs are typically unavailable.