Multimedia Production Program Specialist 1

Grade 18

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Career Ladder

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  1. Multimedia Production Program Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  2. Multimedia Production Program Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  3. Multimedia Production Program Manager

    Grade 25

Summary of Job Description

As a Multimedia Production Program Specialist 1, you would confer with editors, writers, and subject matter managers to discuss project objectives, design features, format and target audience; develop design concept options for the overall layout of the project and integrate graphic elements as necessary, using various software packages for digital and print media, and follow best practices of information organization, navigation and overall design structure; research hardware and software solutions to achieve desired results; conduct testing of web-based applications or online program changes to improve usability of multimedia or web sites; identify, analyze and propose resolutions to issues on existing multimedia or web sites; ensure the production of projects, organization and implementation of changes, preparation for production or printing by outside vendors, and digital distribution; serve as a resource for other staff by communicating concepts and providing technical information on the status of each project; write training and procedure manuals for multimedia products; maintain electronic filing system for all completed projects; and, may create draft quote requests and invitation for bids to obtain quotes from outside multimedia vendors.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations held for this position.  

For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of filing applications, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, or 55-b/55-c service as an Audiovisual Production Specialist, Artist Designer 3, Photographer 3, or Audiovisual Training and Production Specialist.

For all other qualified individuals, candidates must have:

Either 1. SIX years experience in producing multimedia communication projects using elements of audiovisual production, or graphic design for web, or graphic design for print;

Or 2. a bachelor's degree in video and/or TV and/or film production, web interface design, graphic design, communications design, or a closely related field and TWO years of experience as listed above.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

25-418 36-533

How to Apply

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Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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