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Multimedia Specialist I

Posted on 02/08/23 9:39 by UF College of Journalism and Communications
salary $16.76 per hour
location Gainesville, Florida
time Full Time
applications 0 Applications

About the Opportunity

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Division of Media Properties seeks a Multimedia Specialist to join our team. Looking for a creative self-starter with a unique ability to tell powerful stories and develop stunning multi-media presentations for our clients and stations in addition to helping direct live programs in the Division of Media Properties. The WUFT Media Services Multimedia Specialist listens to ideas, gathers assets & assembles client-approved multi-media content and is a key part of the team that produces video ID’s, promos and other station materials for WUFT-TV and the Division of Media Properties. Using a keen attention to detail this position is responsible for successfully accomplishing creatively demanding projects on-deadline. In addition, opportunities exist for the position to direct live programming of various genres through WUFT-TV, WRUF-TV, FPREN and other associated media platforms and initiatives.

Key Position Functions

  • Tag topical and branding spots from PBS network with station logos and air-times.
  • Upholds and grows station’s on-air branding elements.
  • Leads multi-media projects as the primary point-of-contact. 
  • Establishes project goals & timelines and shares progress with stakeholders. 
  • Scouts shooting locations, prepares equipment, prepares talent (pre-interview) & recruits assistance when needed. 
  • Recognizes challenges and has an ability to navigate and overcome them. 
  • Records updates to project management software.
  • Assists with pitches, project estimates & consultations. 
  • Builds strong relationships with potential and existing clients. 
  • Drives new business to the Media Services group. 

About the College of Journalism and Communications

The College of Journalism and Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and is home to four departments – Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Media Production, Management, and Technology (MPMT). The college provides hands-on learning immersion experiences through the Innovation News Center, The Agency, Frank gatherings, the Division of Multimedia Properties, the Summer Media Institute, undergraduate research, various extracurricular groups and activities, etc. To learn more: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/this-is-cjc/

The College of Journalism and Communications respects and recognizes activities that are consonant with our mission. We are committed to an inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, cross disciplinary education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state and global scale.

About the Division of Media Properties

The College of Journalism’s Division of Media Properties, includes seven broadcast stations, allowing students from throughout the College to gain experience in a competitive broadcast and multimedia environment. More than 200 students work in news, sports, production, management positions, web design, promotions and advertising for the radio and television stations each semester.

Division of Media Properties: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/home/main-immersion/mediaproperties/  

About the City of Gainesville

Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.

Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=e_7nUKAFanM&skip_registered_account_check=true


Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma and at least 5 years of production experience.
  • Full working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Experience with Adobe Photoshop & After Effects.
  • Long and short content writing skills.
  • Experience in a student environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

Please upload a resume and cover letter for consideration. 

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

This position is expected to work on-site daily, and to travel to filming locations regularly. 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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