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Job Summary


The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.

Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.



Digital Education is a new strategic priority for Michigan Ross. While Ross faculty have co-created some of the most popular and broad-reaching offerings in the MOOC space, 2018 brings with it a new level of commitment to creating and implementing a digital education strategy that will allow Ross to establish itself as a leader in the digital learning space. Ross’ vision for Digital Education challenges faculty across the school to creatively deploy and purposefully experiment with technology to enable personalized education for future and current Ross students, as well as lifelong learning for the entire Ross alumni community. The Office of Digital Education is responsible for bringing this vision to life through three critical school functions: digital asset creation; digital program development and delivery; and assurance of learning across the school. All members of the Office of Digital Education collaborate to support this vision and these functions.


The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is seeking a Digital Media Designer who can work in a multi-disciplinary team to bring to life strategies, stories and ideas. This person is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing a variety of digital media ranging from podcast to virtual reality. This position will report to and work closely with the Production Manager, Office of Digital Education to create and incubate a collection of new, exciting, and groundbreaking digital offerings.


Digital Media Design/Delivery

  • Act as a creative lead for digital media production (podcasts/video casts)
  • Create, record, and edit digital media for online transmission
  • Source all relevant resources, including equipment, content, and guests
  • Conceptualize, create, and prepare media of different styles that support all disciplines at Ross
  • Collaborate with the video production team on the creation and production of video assets
  • Film and direct on-site and in-studio video content for curricular and co-curricular use
  • Collaborate with Ross faculty to ideate on digital asset creations and identify opportunities to incorporate multimedia and video components
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new practices and tools and apply learnings to related research (e.g., contribute to publication of findings as needed, participate in the preparation of written documents, include procedures, presentations, and proposals)
  • Film, facilitate, and direct in-studio synchronous digital teaching sessions
  • Contribute to content quality, control, evaluation and oversight

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree and three or more years of related experience
  • Extensive experience in sound and video editing
  • Demonstrated experience empathizing with a variety of diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of higher education environment
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in project management and people management including successful launch and implementation of new initiatives
  • Demonstrated initiative, independent judgment, diplomacy, and service-oriented attitude
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and problem solving, as well as the ability to act independently
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage workload under time constraints and conflicting demands
  • Ability to work well in a multicultural and collaborative environment
  • Ability to storyboard ideas for approval
  • Experience with Adobe Cloud and Apple software to create motion graphics
  • Extensive experience across a variety of media including a fluency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop; additional skills in Sketch, After Effects, and digital prototyping tools
  • Excellent understanding of file formats and codecs used in video production
  • Ongoing commitment to improving skills, acquiring new technical knowledge, and staying current with innovative design trends

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in new program development in the higher education environment
  • International radio and television production experience  

Additional Information

  • Requires the ability to travel to various locations to conduct work and deliver materials
  • The person in this position routinely presents information at events
  • The person in this position occasionally moves through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information
  • May require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends


Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.

The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.