Media Specialist Salary
|Salary||$31,841 - $63,145|
|Bonus||$295.90 - $5,068|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$29,313 - $62,251|
|Hourly Rate||$11.47 - $28.86|
|Overtime||$16.89 - $46.23|
|Bonus||$295.90 - $5,068|
|Total Pay (||$29,313 - $62,251|
Job Description for Media Specialist
Media specialists create audio, video, and other media content for their organization; this may include 2-D and 3-D computer graphics and animation, photography, and film/video productions. Media specialists are most commonly employed in the advertising and entertainment industries, and their job responsibilities may vary slightly depending on the employer.Read More...
Generally, media specialists work with members of the production, multimedia, and marketing teams to ensure there is a high-quality final product that is in line with the project and company goals. They work in an indoor studio or office setting, although outdoor filming or photography may be required for some projects. Commonly used equipment includes computers and relevant software, digital and film cameras, and audio recording equipment. A typical day for a media specialist may include consulting with production and marketing staff to determine project goals, creating and editing media content using specialized software, and encoding the content appropriately for the target outlet.
Media specialists are sometimes, but not always, expected to have at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Many employers place more emphasis on experience than formal education, and they expect media specialists to have an understanding of content creation, animation, filming, and photography. They should also be familiar with commonly used media creation and editing software and have a strong knowledge of media file formats and encoding. Creativity, inventiveness, and dedication are all key skills needed to be a successful media specialist. Other necessary skills include time management to meet tight project deadlines and the ability to learn on the job, as media software and technology advances quickly.
Media Specialist Tasks
- Coordinate media campaign.
- Design and distribute multimedia content to promote brand's product or services.
- Evaluate media effectiveness by tracking and analyzing key metrics.
- Collaborate with other teams to align marketing and product efforts.
Common Career Paths for Media Specialist
Popular Skills for Media Specialist
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Audiovisual Hardware, Information Technology Support, Web Content Management, and Web Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Social Media Marketing, and Graphic Design. Most people who know Media / Public Relations also know Social Media Marketing and Graphic Design. Those proficient in Video Editing are, more often than not, also skilled in Graphic Design and Social Media Marketing.
Pay by Experience Level for Media Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Media Specialists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $40K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $43K. Media Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. As Media Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $55K.
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