What does a Senior 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.

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

Senior Media Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$71,164 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$49K
Median: $71K
$103K
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Senior Media Specialist Career Path

Learn how to become a Senior Media Specialist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Senior Media Specialist Insights

Read what Senior Media Specialist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Carat USACarat USA
Media Supervisor
Mar. 30, 2021

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

RMR & AssociatesRMR & Associates
Media Relations Specialist
Jan. 18, 2021

“I made great friends along the way and look back fondly on my time at RMR!”

Publicis Health MediaPublicis Health Media
Media Supervisor
Dec. 19, 2021

“They are hardworking and knowledgeable and some of the best in the field in my opinion.”

Mekanism IncMekanism Inc
Media
May 6, 2021

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

Publicis GroupePublicis Groupe
Media Supervisor
Mar. 23, 2021

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

NAFSANAFSA
Media Relations and Advocacy
Jan. 28, 2021

“Worked with a great team and got to work on projects led by my interests.”

PerformicsPerformics
Associate Biddable Media
Jun. 8, 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
Nov. 9, 2020

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

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a senior media specialist

When working as a senior media specialist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, CPIM, Optimization, SaaS and Xml.

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The most common qualifications to become a senior media specialist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.