Multimedia & Technology Specialist — CPS

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures. 

Job Title: Multimedia and Technology Specialist.                                                                       

Department: College of Professional Studies.                

Reports To: Associate Dean of Online Learning (when that position is not filled, Dean of Professional Studies).

FLSA Status: Exempt.

Time Requirements: Full-time.

Summary Description:

As part of an online team in the new College of Professional Studies, the Multimedia and Technology Specialist utilizes their expertise in multimedia and technology to enhance the Carson-Newman educational experience. Whether a course is 1% or 100% online, this individual supports the exploration and development of media & learning technologies and seeks to creatively integrate them within educational experiences. The Multimedia and Technology Specialist serves as an integral team member of the online learning team in the CPS that is engaged in learning design, learning multimedia, learning technology & support for a growing portfolio of innovative programs. The individual in this position brings to it both an expertise in and an innovative passion for the educational application of media and technology. This position actively collaborates with individual faculty, programs, and departments to support their use of media in learning.

Functional Description:

  • Developing multimedia content to impact learning.
    • Support the creation and development of effective, engaging, and high-quality video and multimedia learning resources.
    • Assist in the production and post-production of learning media and other special media projects.
    • Support the building and integration of the elements in the university’s digital learning environment.
    • Coordinate and complete production projects.
    • Create engaging and effective learning activities and compelling course content in collaboration with subject matter experts.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Providing training and support
    • Offer training and support on instructional media & technologies, including one-on-one and small groups. consultations with faculty regarding media & technology tools, best practices, etc.
    • Develop training resources and support materials that can be utilized by others.
  • Collaborating with others on the use of learning media and technology.
    • Consult with faculty and staff on selecting and implementing media & technology to enhance their educational goals.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to infuse best practices in learning media and technology into new and existing initiatives.
    • Comfortable working with a wide variety of technical skill levels, whether early adopters of emerging technologies or late adopters of established tech.
  • Exploring new and emerging learning technologies.
    • Evaluate new and emerging tools & technologies for potential adoption and use.
    • Continually developing new and advanced skills in digital media and technology.
    • Analyze and apply trends in educational multimedia and communication technology.

As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan Acorns to Oaks (with the CPS being a part of that strategic plan).

Supervisory Responsibilities: No.     


  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, computer science, information technology, instructional design, education, media, business, or relevant field.



  • Demonstrated experience or ability to plan and produce quality video and/or other types of media.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with others, in a variety of contexts (e.g., one-on-one, small groups, training) to accomplish goals.
  • Familiarity with project management.
  • Proficiency with (or willingness to learn) technology used in online learning (Canvas LMS, educational software, etc.).
  • Ability to organize and pay attention to details.


  • Expertise with video production & editing software.
  • Demonstrated graphic design skills.
  • Knowledge and skill with online learning tools.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience in education (preferably online learning in higher education).
  • Experience working with faculty (or subject matter experts).

Required Skills:  

  • Excellent computer and technology skills (strong skills with LMS and other instructional technology preferred).

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

  • Use a computer for periods of time.
  • Sit at a desk for periods of time.

General Information: This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations: The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.  

Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, three professional references, a statement of Christian faith, and current vitae. If you have any questions, please email

Human Resources, Attn: Faculty Recruiting
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN 37760