Digital Media Specialist Ava MANGONI

Describe what someone in this career might do.

A Digital Media Specialist focuses on new media; some examples of this are Internet marketing, video production, graphic design and social media.

Does a person in this position work independently, or as part of a team/group? Why, or why not?

Most Digital Media Specialists start off with being part of some sort of team (usually working on a production of tv, commercials, music videos etc). This is because they work behind the scenes and in order for the production to go perfectly, a large team is required.

What kind of education is required?

For most people wanting to go into this field, they start off with a Bachelor’s degree in this field. But it’s not uncommon for them to start their career with an associate degree or certificate.

What kinds of skills must an individual working in this career have?

Skills required for a Digital Media Specialist are: Knowledge of media editing software (Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro etc), An ability to multitask and perform under tight deadlines, Strong verbal and written communication skills. If you want to go above and beyond the required skills, Additional qualification in web design or animation is a good bonus.

What is average pay?

According to The average Digital Media Specialist salary is $66,916 per year or $34 per hour. This is around 2 times more than the Median wage of the country. Entry level positions start at $47,000 while most experienced workers make up to $94,000.

What type of company, organization or institution might someone in this profession work?

Someone in the profession of a Digital Media Consultant can do many different jobs such as; supervisory or leadership roles in the industry, multimedia production technician, animation technician, or digital media developer. They may also work for Digital Media Firms.

Based on your research, is this a career that you think you might be interested in? Why or why not?

Based on my research, being a Digital Media Specialist is something I am strongly interested in. The reason why I chose this profession is because it is something I have been looking into doing for the future as I would like to work in the Media field. A Digital Media Specialist is something really intriguing to me because the job is something I could really see myself doing. Media has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember and there are many other occupations in this field that are interesting as well but this one really stands out to me. Even though it is getting more and more popular, I find it really unique and fun. It’s the type of job you can do that doesn’t even seem like you’re actually working; because for me this is something I really love and enjoy doing.

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