Media Specialist

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Media Specialist

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Location: Northampton
The firm
A leading UK law firm with a network of offices from the South Coast to Scotland, working together as one national team. An innovative practice and the first top 100 law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People, our values and culture are not just words on our website but are the heartbeat of the firm. The lack of barriers between departments, a real lack of hierarchy, zero tolerance for arrogance and pomposity makes Shoosmiths a fantastic place to work.
The team
The Digital Learning Team forms part of the Knowledge & Development Team. Whose purpose is to inspire everyone in Shoosmiths to unlock their potential by providing the highest quality training to allow them to be excellent at their job. The learning culture we promote is one of inclusivity and support, where learning resources are provided for everyone to access in a safe and reassuring way. Continuous improvement, regardless of experience is encouraged in line with the delivery of the Shoosmiths Strategy to be the leading national law firm famous for its client experience.
The role
As a Media Specialist in the Digital Learning Team, you will be responsible for liaising with internal clients to determine their requirements and provide guidance and advice on best practice to achieve the best outcome. You will be responsible for creating and producing video, audio or other media content in formats compatible with our systems and delivery needs. This may include, but not be limited to the following:
Main responsibilities
  • Understand and identify requirements of the client;
  • Create video/audio/media content;
  • Edit video/audio/media content;
  • Ensure content is on brand and of consistent quality;
  • Provide support and guidance on our media functions to our internal clients,
  • Travel to other offices to record when necessary;
  • Support blended learning within the Knowledge & Development Team;
  • Liaise with the other K&D teams and with other teams across the business to help raise awareness and improve our profile.

The role requires interaction with key stakeholders and employees within Shoosmiths, and possibly with external clients, therefore excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, will be essential.

Skills and qualifications
Essential knowledge and skills:


  • Ability to understand a brief, identify requirements and advise on best actions;
  • Excellent organisation skills with strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines;
  • Ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining high quality, accurate output;
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity in a fast paced environment;
  • Be creative and adaptable with a flexible approach;
  • Excellent English language and grammar skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Desirable knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge/experience of video editing software such as Camtasia, Premiere Pro;
  • Experience of using Adobe Photoshop or similar;
  • Experience of Adobe Creative Suite;

A full training programme will be provided.


Equal opportunities
Shoosmiths is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

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