Media Specialist Salary
|Salary||$31,660 - $61,814|
|Bonus||$297.99 - $5,034|
|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).)
|$29,136 - $61,265|
|Hourly Rate||$11.22 - $26.32|
|Overtime||$17.00 - $46.06|
|Bonus||$297.99 - $5,034|
|Total Pay (||$29,136 - $61,265|
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.
Popular Skills for Media Specialist
Survey results imply that Media Specialists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at 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 20 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe InDesign, Social Media Marketing, and Adobe Photoshop. Those educated in Media / Public Relations tend to be well versed in Social Media Marketing and Graphic Design. It is often found that people who know Video Editing are 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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $39K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $42K. Media Specialists bring in $45K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Media Specialists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $56K.
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