Job Description:

WPSU is accepting applications for a Multimedia Specialist to join our Creative Services Team. The Creative Services team is charged with the design, development, and technical support of high-impact websites and online non-credit courses for University clients and internal WPSU public media projects.

Join our busy and growing team and work on a broad variety of projects alongside instructional designers, web designers, and full-stack web developers. The ideal candidate will blend design and development skills with a strong background in writing and editing. This position has the potential to work remotely.  Qualified candidates will have an Associate’s Degree or higher and at least 2 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of both.

This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with good possibility of re- funding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help to design, develop, evaluate, and revise websites and non-credit online courses for a broad variety of audiences and outcomes.

  • Build, deploy, optimize, and maintain projects in our content management system.

  • Conduct content review and site testing to ensure the intuitive design and comprehensible and accessible content.

  • Respond to support requests, troubleshoot issues, propose and implement solutions.

  • Research, draft, and edit web content.

  • Assist in client meetings, project proposals, and project management.

  • Help organize and manage project artifacts, video libraries, and other digital assets.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail, interpersonal, communication, and time management abilities.

  • Strong written communication skills with a focus on editing and writing for the web.

  • Working knowledge of current and evolving web technologies/protocols, HTML, SCSS/CSS, JavaScript, web accessibility (WCAG 2.0+), usability, UX, and web standards. Experience inspecting page sources and errors in the browser console.

  • Experience with content management systems.

  • Knowledge of best practices for online learning.

  • Awareness of best practices related to copyright and Creative Commons licensing. 

  • Self-motivated and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to thrive in a remote, team-based, collaborative work environment. 

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume and should be prepared to provide samples of work. A review of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We seek candidates who can demonstrate experience and ability to advance Outreach’s diversity initiative.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Job Location: 
University Park, PA
United States
Job Category: 
Web Design or Development
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 
(814) 865-3333