What does a Media Specialist do?

Media specialists work with various types of audio-visual equipment in settings including schools, libraries, and businesses. They may be called upon to teach others how to use the equipment for presentations, classroom lectures, or meetings. They set up equipment and may also acquire and catalog materials while maintaining equipment and software. Media specialists take inventory and maintain supplies and equipment.

Media specialists update and maintain a library of available material, including films, tapes, photos, slides, and software. Although many media specialists work in elementary or secondary schools, they also work in high schools, colleges, public and private libraries, and private companies. They advise on types of equipment to use and preview and organize available materials into databases. Media specialists need extensive knowledge of the latest advances in equipment, including cameras, computers, and recorders, and a minimum bachelor's degree in education, library science, or a media specialist degree at the graduate level.

Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Media Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

£29,164 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Media Specialist Career Path

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Carat USACarat USA
Media Supervisor
30 Mar 2021

“Really dependent on what account you work on to determine happiness at company; Not the best work/life balance”

Mekanism IncMekanism Inc
6 May 2021

“life balance is not a priority here and any employee can expect to work many nights and weekends.”

Publicis GroupePublicis Groupe
Media Supervisor
23 Mar 2021

“Downsizing to make up for key purchases is not always the best way to keep loyalty and great talent.”

Associate Biddable Media
8 Jun 2021

“I worked with Performics India for around 2 years and it was an excellent learning experience.”

Beyond Spots & DotsBeyond Spots & Dots
Associate Copywriter/Social Media Specialist
9 Nov 2020

“date on the best marketing strategies in the industry and seeks new opportunities for growth.”

Ackerman McQueenAckerman McQueen
Media Strategist
9 Jul 2019

“The experience gained from working at AM is incredibly beneficial toward one's overall career development.”

Insight GlobalInsight Global
Social Media Specialist
20 Oct 2021

“I couldn't be happier at Insight Global and I'm thankful I get to work at such a great company with the best culture.”

Red Bee MediaRed Bee Media
Media Management Operator
7 Aug 2019

“I know my job inside out and it's nice to be part time so I have a good work life balance for family time.”

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