Multimedia Specialist

South Africa
Available on request
Mar 20, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Coordinate, develop and designing of E-Learning Courseware on Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Facilitate Bankseta Online courses on Blackboard
  • Liaise project development needs between LMS internal & external stakeholders.
  • Provide logistical support to LMS internal & external stakeholders on development queries about content submission.
  • Plan, develop & monitor the project plan, schedule & bags for Bankseta LMS.
  • Continuously maintain, develop, improve & update the internal & external process and production schedule for Bankseta LMS
  • Responsible for Bankseta Online Courses: Blackboard User Enrolments and Basic Technical Support
  • Create, administrate, manage & support specific online course WhatsApp support group for the Bankseta Online courses
  • Provide administrative support towards online learning modules on the official Learning Management System (Blackboard).
  • Continuously do checks on the materials and activities developed on LMS
  • Responsible for the development of user interface design and the creation, user experience design and other graphic elements for multiple digital devices as well as blackboard content.
  • Responsible for design briefs within the constraints of cost and time.
  • Responsible to contribute ideas and design artwork to the overall brief.
  • Responsible to establish and maintain standards using graphic design industry best practices for facility use, graphic layouts, trends and time management. Responsible for working on layouts and art working pages ready for online, digital and print usage.
  • Think creatively and out of the box to produce new ideas and concepts.
  • Work as part of a team with open learning designers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, web developers and marketing brand specialists within the UFS.
  • Work with a wide range of media, including photography, traditional art, animation and video.
  • Keep up-to-date with emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Flash.
  • Co-responsible for creating and sourcing all graphics, marketing materials and marketing for IDEAS Lab.
  • Ensure that all graphics used in training material and course adhere to copyright usage.
  • Provide assistance regarding the organising of special events

Inherent requirements:
  • • A relevant Bachelor's degree (for example in Education, Instructional Design or Graphic design, Communication design, incl. UI & UX, Illustration, Visual Art, 3d Design or Film/Television).
  • • Five (5) years' experience in Multimedia Design and/or three (3) years' experience in Courseware Design and Material Development and/or three (3) years' experience in Facilitation.

Required competencies:
  • Knowledge of design programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Flash.
  • Knowledge of layout design.
  • Knowledge of how images and text will go together on a print or webpage.
  • Knowledge regarding the process of transforming statistical data into visual graphics and diagrams.
  • Collaboration with writers to find the best way to present written texts.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail when finalizing designs.
  • Time management and the ability to cope with several projects at a time.
  • A flexible approach when working in a team.
  • Proofreading to produce high quality work.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and respond appropriately to different people, situations, cultures or environments.
  • Ability to function effective when faced with unusual or unexpected demands.
  • Generating novel ideas, outputs or solutions.
  • Synthesizing or combining existing information or knowledge in novel ways to create new information or knowledge.
  • Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Providing instruction, support and guidance to help others complete tasks, learn new skills.
  • Ability to be trusted with confidential information.
  • Ability in identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Business acumen
  • Results orientated
  • Strategic thinking
  • Leading
  • Building coalitions

  • Experience in the higher education sector or Instructional Design and Courseware development.
  • Experience in the graphic design industry.
  • Experience of design programs such as In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Blackboard and Flash.
  • Experience of layout design.
  • Experience of how images and text will go together on a print or webpage.
  • Knowledge regarding the process of transforming statistical data into visual graphics and diagrams.
  • Clear understanding of the UFS branding guidelines


The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3687/ 9161/ 7307.


The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department / division.

Please note: Compile/Convert all the documents as one document (Pdf or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system.
  • a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
  • certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;
  • certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • a certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID).

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.