Media Design and Production (Media Specialist)

at University of Hawaii
Available through:

All Campuses


Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96817

Other Conditions:
  • Federal funds, part-time, temporary to begin approximately August 2017, contingent on availability of funds, actual staffing requirements, position clearance, and satisfactory performance. Continuation of position dependent on extension of project and availability of funds. FTE may increase depending on need and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Combine creative flair and technical skills to design information and communication technology (ICT) based products that entertain, educate or inform users to (cont.)
  2. (cont.) meet the goals and objectives of the college’s Title III Grant – Hoʻāla Hou: Renewing a Pathway to Student Success Through Culture-Based Learning.
  3. Meet with project team and generate creative design ideas from basic concepts.
  4. Develop bilingual (Hawaiian and English language) multimedia and online tools.
  5. Storyboard, design and implement innovative projects (e.g., interactive media) based on best practices in the field.
  6. Develops unique specialty content, such as 3D animation, special visual effects, narration and sound effects, original video, audio or video editing, dynamic maps, graphics, or databases, illustrations, etc.
  7. Researches and acquires necessary releases, licenses, and approvals as required.
  8. Applies personal full performance multimedia specialty expertise (graphic design, videography, cartography, or multimedia design/development) to produce the related multimedia requirements and to provide cross-specialty training to others.
  9. Work collaboratively with a development team to ensure the media is developed according to the approved design specifications, goals, and objectives of the Title III grant and the college.
  10. Develops and supports the development and maintenance of team and project schedules/timelines.
  11. Organize personal work schedule to facilitate task completion and maximize use of time.
  12. Concurrently work on multiple projects with different timelines.
  13. Participate in meetings to exchange information and/or provide updates.
  14. Resolve work-related technical problems.
  15. Have excellent organizational, planning, writing and communications skills.
  16. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in education technology, creative media, communication arts, visual arts, or related fields and 2 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for design and operations of multimedia production ; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the area of multimedia productions as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with multimedia productions.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  10. Direct experience working with Native Hawaiian community or programs.
  11. A minimum of two years of completed coursework in Hawaiian language or working fluency in Hawaiian language.
  12. Expertise with industry standard graphic tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Drupal, and Final Cut Pro.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Knowledge of map software such as, Esri, or Global Mapper for generation of multimedia products.
  2. Knowledge and experience with Hawaiian cultural practices, protocols and values.
  3. Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
  4. Possess a current valid driver’s license.
  5. Experience working with community college students.

Contact Details:

Karen Lee


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