Job Posting: Digital Media Specialist @Ohio State

The Department of English at Ohio Sate University is looking for someone to lead the Digital Media Project (DMP) and the departmental communication staff.

The full description of the position can be found at this link: Here is the summary of the position:

The Department of English, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Digital Media Specialist to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

Within a Digital Flagship University, the Department of English seeks a Digital Media Specialist to lead our Digital Media Project (DMP) and communications strategy. The aim of the DMP is to continually re-examine and re-imagine new forms of composing, literacy, and communication in the creation of knowledge in scholarly endeavors and learning environments. The Digital Media specialist represents, administers, and coordinates the mission, goals, and operations of the DMP,, and the department’s communications strategy to the Department of English and to the broader university community, and regularly reports to department administration on the resources needed to maintain forward-thinking support for our digital media instructors and students. The Digital Media Specialist explores a range of digital literacy practices (alphabetic, visual, audio, and multimodal) to aid the design of meaningful assignments, syllabi, curricula, and programs.

The Digital Media Specialist hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates 3 DMP graduate administrative associates and our Student Communications Team who are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of our website and social media presence. The specialist supervises the implementation of new resources in curriculum, courses, instructional methods, and procedures in multiple state-of-the-art classrooms. The specialist provides resources and production support to faculty, staff, and graduate students with instruction enhancement needs for classroom and individual projects and plans and offers in-class workshops on digital media software and hardware like video cameras, audio recorders, iMovie, GarageBand, Prezi, Audacity, Photoshop, InDesign, Movie Captioner, etc. The specialist manages and supports iPads in the classroom. The specialist also oversees the creation, renovation and maintenance of department formal and informal learning environments. This specialist assists the department scheduler in the schedule of classes in department classrooms and manages access to those spaces. The specialist also supports the annual Digital Media and Composition (DMAC) Institute and serves as the department’s backup asset coordinator and oversees reservations of DMP equipment.


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