Media Producer

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Sep 29, 2009
Closes
Oct 29, 2009
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Position Description:
Bedford, Freeman and Worth Publishing Group (BFW) has an immediate opening for a Media Producer in our Central Media group. Media Producers are responsible for managing the production of title-specific media products for our college textbooks. The ideal candidate is dedicated to an editorial team, and will interface regularly with editors, media editors, marketing staff, developers, production staff and our QA team. The Media Producer will manage the production of media products through the development process including: scheduling, gathering content, content management, site development, QA, bug fixes and site roll-out. The Media Producer will report to the Senior Media Producer and work within a team.
Major Responsibilities:
Manage the production of media products through the development process including: scheduling, gathering content, content management, site development, QA, bug fixes and site roll-out
Work closely with editors and business-side managers to understand content and media requirements
Troubleshooting reported errors and bugs in order to thoroughly understand and solve problems
Proactive problem-solving in a fast-paced web environment
Managing schedules, resources and expectations for media production
Identifying existing and new requirements for each title-specific product
Work closely with the QA and development team to produce products on schedule
Identifying and communicating any issues that may delay or interrupt the media development process
Communication with high-level staff including publishers, editors, and senior management

Required Skills / Knowledge:
Familiarity with the tools and protocols used for publishing content electronically, including: HTML, XML, Photoshop and the software development life cycle (SDLC)
Proficiency with MS Office, MS Project and ticketing systems
Experience working with course management (BlackBoard, WebCT, D2L, Angel, Sakai, Moodle) and content management systems (Documentum) a plus
Exceptional communication, production and organizational skills
Ability to work independently and follow a pre-defined process and workflow

Experience Needed:
2-3 years online production experience

Educational Background Required:
Bachelors degree


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