Media Services Technician

Job Description

The Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences are seeking a Media Technician to join its technical support team.

You would be part of a diverse technical team who provide support for learning, teaching, research and enterprise activity within the faculty across a number of specialist teaching spaces and subject areas. The role is primarily focused to support the Media programmes however there may be a requirement to assist with other areas of faculty including but not limited to the Design, Fine Art and the Faculty Technical Resource centre.

As a strong team player you must have excellent communication and customer service skills and the ability to priorities workload in line with customer demands. You will be able to demonstrate familiarity of common practices and terminology used within the media /production environment, A good working knowledge of technical aspects of media, including rigging, AV instillations, multi camera operations, mobile devices, social media platforms, video, audio and lighting equipment  with relevant software knowledge in post post-production, Adobe Premier, Adobe Audition,  AVID Media Composer, Myriad, and DaVinci Resolve. 

Support will include, but not limited to, preparing content, for use within practical workshops and online content, ensuring content is delivered within a specific workflow. First line maintenance and PAT testing of technical equipment, faculty software administration and specialist print support.

The successful candidate will also be required to assist in the management of health and safety within the faculty, and have practical experience of Risk Assessment, COSHH, equipment maintenance and PAT Testing. There is a requirement for working a height using ladders and scaffold towers, along with manual handling within this role.

Flexibility and practical skills within other subject areas such as graphic design, printing and fine art etc are desirable.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy, please contact - Keith Holmes – Technical Support Manager, Phone: 07813 196721 or

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification.

If you are successful in your application for this role, you will be employed by Northumbria University Services Limited.  Further details can be found at

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

Northumbria University is an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. Colleagues who would like to make a long term or permanent change to their hours, pattern or place of work should request this via a Flexible Working Request.

Please note this vacancy will close on 13/08/2022