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Harris County Sheriff’s Office
Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Multimedia Specialist


Full Time


Houston, TX
March 2, 2023
March 6, 2023

Job Description

Position Description

Under the direction of the Senior Media Services Manager, the Multimedia Specialist plans, implements, and refines multimedia communication and completes various multimedia projects based on multiple organizational priorities and needs that effectively deliver messages to internal and external audiences primarily producing and editing photos and video products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for visual content for a wide variety of high-quality creative solutions including HCSO newsletters, internal communications, press releases, social media postings, websites, and other media
  • Develops, publishes, and edits timely content according to editorial calendars and current events
  • Shoots and edits video and still photographs as assigned
  • Develops media content by working with staff on identifying the agency’s communication and marketing needs and priorities; develops concepts and scripts.
  • Prepares equipment for shoots/sessions.
  • Elevates the organizational reputation and raises awareness of services
  • Purchases and maintains equipment by evaluating equipment needs; researches new products and software
  • Handles confidential information with discretion and confidentially
  • Complies with all civil service, departmental, and bureau rules, regulations, and standard operation procedures
  • Uses non-linear editing and/or graphics program to edit projects and publishes completed projects to appropriate distribution channels, with an emphasis on reaching social media and digital/mobile audiences; utilizes and/or manages the HCSO YouTube channel
  • Provides professional creative and graphic design services to support HCSO communications efforts, including infographics, motion graphics, and social media graphics. Manages and maintains graphic file library including, photographs, logos, and artwork. Assists the Media team with brainstorming, advertising, and creative development
  • Performs other assignments and duties as required and/ or necessary

This Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Management may, at its discretion, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, or related fields; plus

  • Five (5) years of journalism/communications/content experience, including photojournalism and news writing; or,

  • Additional years of experience in visual communications may substitute for the required degree on a year-for-year basis
  • Must possess a valid Class C Driver's License and auto liability insurance

Skilled in:

  • Must be highly proficient in the English language, both verbally and in writing; strong proofreading and editing skills with an eye for detail
  • Strong project and time management/organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Must be energetic, creative, and deadline-oriented

Ability to:

  • Prioritize and manage workload in a high-volume environment


  • Bilingual – Spanish is preferred, not required

General Information

Incomplete applications will not be considered

  • Applicant submission of Job Request Packet does not guarantee an interview
  • To qualify for this position, required experience, education, and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history
  • Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume for qualifications
  • Experience obtained while in the military must also be included as part of your employment history on the application

Equal Opportunity Statement

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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