I think the characteristic that I embody the most is "concern." I am always actively concerned about what I can do to improve. Video can be a time consuming section and cranking out seamless videos on deadline is challenging. But I love it.
Every time before I know there is an upcoming video, I always map the video out in my head, questioning every little detail down to how long should this shot be to what sorts of angles/shots/interviews do I want? I strive for perfection knowing I can never get there. Instead I just constantly build off of my previous video, looking at what angles I could of taken, what sorts of questions I should of asked, and the different "eye" of editing I could have approached the video from. I am again, constantly concerned for my work and my work ethic, but I know my passion will ultimately guide me through and showcase my persistence.
I am also constantly concerned about other staff members when it comes to multimedia in general. Recently assuming editorship, I realize communication is everything. Not just being told that you will do something but letting them know when you did it. I realize my concerning nature wants to make sure everyone is clear and not confused as to what is going on; to make sure everyone is on the same page as I. While small, just telling me that "you got the photo" or telling the author of the article that "the art is ready" is small but a small burst of relief.
Being concerned may sound like a desperate characteristic but to me, it means being constantly aware and alert of what you can do as an individual to influence your own work but also the vital constant communication that is necessary for any publication.