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Media Specialist ll – Editor – University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC

Company: University of British Columbia

Address: Vancouver, BC

  • Full Time

University of British Columbia

Job Posting
Job ID:
Vancouver – Point Grey Campus
Employment Group:
Management&Professional (AAPS)
Job Category:
Media Services
Classification Title:
Media Services, Level A
Business Title:
Media Specialist ll – Editor
VP Academic & Provost
UBC IT – Creative Media
Salary Range:
$53,019.00 (minimum) – $63,647.00 (midpoint) – $76,374.00 (maximum)
Full/Part Time:
Desired Start Date:
Funding Type:
Budget Funded
Closing Date:
Available Openings:
Guiding principle: “Midpoint” of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.
Job Summary
The Media Specialist II creates high quality creative media assets and solutions for new and existing campus-wide educational and communication initiatives, coordinates small projects, and delivers training prgrams. The Media Specialist II collaborates with teams members and other colleagues from units across University in production of creative and innovative educational, promotional and communication content for UBC.
Organizational Status
UBC Studios provides a suite of digital media services to the University community including strategic enterprise-wide communication projects, educational and creative media services.

This position reports to the Executive Producer, UBC Studios.

The position is part of the UBC Studios’ video production team that provides senior level production and post production support to all members of University community (faculty, staff and students).

This position collaborates with management and staff within UBC Studios and Emerging Media Lab and from other units of Information Technology and UBC where appropriate.

Work Performed
  • Creates digital assets for a range of creative media projects including educational, training and and communication projects.
  • Tells visual stories based on creative briefs, scripts and storyboards created in collaboration with clients and team members using professional media production and post production tools.
  • Participates in studio or on-location productions and operates professional media production equipment when necessary, including but not limited to basic camera operation and support equipment such as lighting and audio equipment.
  • Contributes creatively to development of new educational and communication projects, including but not limited to, producing pre-visualization assets such as story boards, animatic, etc.
  • Consults with clients regarding the design and production of educational and digital media productions.
  • Develops and presents training workshops for faculty, staff and students.
  • Leads small projects and manages their scope and associated budgets, when needed.
  • Maintains UBC Studios workflow and standards; applies and follows industry standard production / post-production methodologies and best practices.
  • Provides support and assistance to less experienced staff.
  • Researches and offers recommendations regarding the latest technology solutions and provides input into the best practices for development of digital media assets,
  • Provides ongoing maintenance and operational support for digital media assets
  • Maintains relevant professional designation through professional development, maintaining up to date knowledge of current digital media creation techniques, standards, software, and equipment.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Supervision Received
The Media Specialist ll reports to the Executive Producer, UBC Studios.
Supervision Given
Provides functional supervision to student employees and assists in mentoring junior staff.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
The person in this position makes decisions regarding the production and post productions of creative media projects. Disruptions to these projects or improper delivery of assets (over budget, over time or improperly produced) could have a significant impact on clients’ ability to deliver on strategic goals (academic mission, sustainability, operations, etc.).

Errors in judgment, poor planning, or failure to act decisively could have a detrimental effect on the delivery and consumption of digital media resources by clients. This could adversely impact the University community, including the stakeholders involved, which would result in possible lost productivity, funding and revenue.

    Two year diploma in media and broadcast production. Higher Education in Film School or Film Programs is an asset. Minimum of three years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. – Advanced skills in video editing, compositing (including Motion Graphics) and 2D/3D animation.
  • Demonstrated intermediate expertise in digital asset production including live action, motion graphics, visual effects, and sound as well as immersive media technologies such as virtual reality, 360 dgree videos and spatial audio.
  • – Demonstrated understanding and proficiency in specialized video and audio post production software inclding Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Adobe Premire, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, Adobe Audition). – Practical and operational knowledge of professional production equipment such as video, audio, lighting and other studio equipment.

  • Intermediate knowledge of key industry standard production and post-production processes and techniques (such as but not limited to production, editing, finishing, quality assurance/control).
  • Intermediate knowledge of standard office software (such as but not limited Microsoft Office Word/Excel/Powerpoint)
  • Must be able to take initiative and work under pressure to meet tight timelines. Role Based Competencies
  • Collaboration (Intermediate – I):
    Actively solicits ideas and opinions from others to efficiently and effectively accomplish specific objectives targeted at defined business outcomes. Openly encourages other team members to voice their ideas and concerns. Shows respect for differences and diversity, and disagrees without personalizing issues. Utilizes strengths of team members to achieve optimal performance.

    Problem Solving (Intermediate – I):
    Applies problem-solving methodologies and tools to diagnose and solve operational and interpersonal problems. Determines the potential causes of the problem and devises testing methodologies for validation. Shows empathy and objectivity toward individuals involved in the issue. Analyzes multiple alternatives, risks, and benefits for a range of potential solutions. Recommends resource requirements and collaborates with impacted stakeholders.

    Communications for Results (Intermediate – I):
    Conducts discussions with and writes memoranda to all levels of colleagues and peer groups in ways that support troubleshooting and problem solving. Seeks and shares relevant information, opinions, and judgments. Handles conflict empathetically. Explains the context of interrelated situations, asks probing questions, and solicits multiple sources of advice prior to taking action when appropriate.

    Role Based Competencies
    Accountability (Intermediate – I):
    Sets objectives that meet organizational needs. Provides recommendations to individuals and teams on ways to improve performance and meet defined objectives. Monitors and provides feedback on individual and team performance against defined standards.

    Information Systems Knowledge (Intermediate – I):
    Resolves escalated problems of technical support. Identifies root causes. Sets up and integrates new and enhanced information systems. Identifies customer needs and determines the appropriate approach to apply and ensure resolution. Solicits the input of appropriate technical experts and managers as required.

    Building Relationships (Intermediate – I):
    Establishes and maintains relationships and alliances. Shares information and readily determines to whom to go for relevant information. Seeks assistance and feedback in the problem solving process. Partners with others to achieve expectations.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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