University of California, Berkeley — Digital Media Supervisor (0407U), Digital Learning Services – 32502

Digital Media Supervisor (0407U), Digital Learning Services – 32502

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Digital Learning Services (DLS) is a unit within Research,Teaching, and Learning that provides design, production, and delivery services for online and hybrid/blended courses. We blend our expertise in digital learning with UC Berkeley's broader strategic plan, goals and values. For more information about Digital Learning Services visit our website and check out What We Do to learn more about DLS.

Open Minded approach to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Research, Teaching, and Learning believes in and fosters a workplace environment where people can bring their diverse skills, perspectives and experiences toward achieving our goals through a process of critical inquiry, discovery, innovation, while simultaneously committing to making positive contributions towards the betterment of our world.

In addition, we support and amplify the campus principles:

  • We champion diversity.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We deliver.
  • We innovate.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are more than just suggestions for us. They are the guiding principles underlying how we come together, develop leaders at all levels of the organization, and create an environment that unites us. We affirm the dignity of all individuals, call upon our leaders to address critical issues with integrity and intention, respect our differences as well as our commonalities, and strive to uphold a just community free from discrimination and hate.

Application Review Date

The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to May 26, 2022.



The Supervisor of the Digital Media team within Digital Learning Services is responsible for the leadership, supervision, coaching and mentoring of digital media professionals and a portfolio of digital instructional media projects. The supervisor will:

  • Perform supervisory and planning duties.
  • Manage, through staff, the development, delivery and support of digital instructional media in fully online, blended, flipped, graduate, undergraduate and MOOC courses for UC Berkeley.
  • Consult with, assist, and support instructors in the creation of pedagogically sound video and audio content.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in RTL teams and academic departments to improve services.


In this role, the Digital Media Supervisor will manage a media team of 4-5 staff and its work related to online course development and media production. The supervisor collaborates with instructional design staff, as well as RTL and the broader campus, to successfully accomplish departmental and university objectives related to digital strategy. While hard skills and experience in media production is required, soft skills including a growth mindset and positive outlook, diplomacy, and genuine desire and ability to collaborate and work well with others – both clients and colleagues – are essential to successful work. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to understand technical specifications and functions and translate to non-technical audiences. The position requires the ability to analyze existing processes, workflows, practices and systems and identify where efficiencies and improvements are needed. The supervisor must be able to communicate clearly, actively listen, and successfully lead through uncertainty and ambiguity at times. Being comfortable giving and receiving feedback, particularly when difficult, is key to successfully leading in this role. And finally the position requires kindness, adaptability, compassion and courage.

While a portion of work from home is an option, in-person work at the department offices and on campus is required.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise direct reports within the digital media team. Coordinate schedules, train and develop team members.
  • Lead and oversee digital media meetings.
  • Manage, monitor and forecast digital media projects in the short and long-term. Assign and allocate team members to projects as necessary.
  • Work with the media coordinator to ensure projects are completed on time and meet pedagogical and production quality standards. Oversee and improve workflows.
  • Manage the execution of operational updates to media team's workflows and procedures including storage strategies, media project organization, equipment and studio management.
  • Provide leadership in the ongoing maintenance of digital media studios, including design, implementation and post-production assistance for a variety of media related projects.
  • Manage team to develop and produce pedagogically sound video content based on best practices for online learning. Collaborate with media specialists, instructional designers and instructors on storyboards and planning documents to facilitate effective integration of media in online learning content.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced experience and skills managing digital media teams, creative teams, and projects.
  • Advanced experience managing teams through pre-production, filming in studio and on-location settings, editing, media management, graphic design, and accessibility.
  • Advanced experience with or ability to learn Adobe Creative Cloud suite.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple competing deadlines and priorities in fast-moving environments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, coaching/mentoring, and conflict resolution skills pertaining to human resources and management responsibilities.
  • Skilled communicator, collaborator, and listener.
  • Demonstrated application of the following skill sets of emotional intelligence: self awareness, self management, social awareness, and relationship management.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining instructional media in a higher education academic environment.
  • Working/broad understanding of theories, concepts, and best practices of instructional design and pedagogy.
  • Experience with or ability to learn Kaltura.
  • Experience supervising motion graphics work.

Salary & Benefits

Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $105,000.00 – $120,000.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.

Please include a work sample in your application.

Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.”

Other Information

  • This is a career, 100% full-time, 40-hours per week appointment, eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This is a remote-friendly position, eligible for 25% remote capability.
  • Finalists will be required to make a presentation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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