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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1209 - Multi Media Specialist

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Non-Exempt
GRADE:    109

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision, coordinates and implements multi-media communication activities and materials in support of the communications function for DuPage County government; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Employees in this class perform various aspects of video production, digital media content and printed publications for the County’s various government communication channels.  Position responsibilities include: video production, preparing editorial, photo and graphic materials for website, traditional and social media.  Direction is received from the Chief Communications Officer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Creates, coordinates, and produces video production for DuPage County and the website, including planning, script-writing, set/lighting design, pre- and post-production activities, editing, and graphics, using Adobe Premiere Pro.
•    Provides County Board and department leaders with support and recommendations related to graphics, digital media, and video production.
•    Writes and edits news releases, daily news report, County Board proclamations and other editorial material in support of County strategic objectives.
•    Assist with the writing, edits and provides graphics and photos for monthly County internal newsletter.
•    Integrates digital content for the website, social media and other platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube).
•    Develops creative and innovative strategies incorporating new technology and trends while leveraging existing resources to communicate DuPage County’s messages in the most effective manner.
•    Assists in the planning and management of content on County website, (i.e.: coordinates information and presentation; creates, coordinates, integrates and uploads photographs, images; video content and other content using Microsoft Office and other products).
•    Conducts research and develops others creative materials and content.
•    Creates and designs various resources and promotional materials, (I.e.: fliers, brochures, signs, logos, newsletters, publications) using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign.
•    Assists with the maintenance of broadcast/digital media equipment.
•     Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Video editing software and graphic design software
•    Microsoft Office products
•    Basic HTML, JavaScript and Google Analytics
•    Public affairs programs and corporate communications
•    Media relations
•    English, punctuation, and spelling
•    Technical processes associated with producing a publication
•    Government practices and principles
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Writing articles, brochures and newsletters on a wide variety of subjects
•    Reviewing web-based designs
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Set goals and achieve measurable results
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communication, Video Production or Graphic Arts; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Illinois Driver License.