Creative Videographer/Photographer

Argonne National Laboratory - Lemont, IL4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $48,000 - $65,000 a year
Argonne National Laboratory is looking for a Creative Videographer/Photographer within the Creative Services team of the Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) division.

The Creative Videographer/Photographer plan, create and produce professional quality videos (informational, training, public relations, documentary, etc.) as well as photographic images (documentary, portraits, industrial, photojournalism, etc.) in highly varied field and studio settings. You will work on a range of events requiring audio/visual support by operating a video camera and/or digital camera in live or pre-recorded settings.

Position Requirements

Preferred Education/Experience:
Understanding of principles, professional standards, and operating practices employed in the direction, editing and execution of photo/video/multimedia production both in and outside the studio.
Experience scripting video and multimedia productions.
Knowledge of principles and experience in photo composition and imaging.
Knowledge of operational principles and experience with cameras, lighting equipment, and typical equipment found in professional television productions as well as hardware/software used in digital image manipulation and processing.
Knowledge of operational principles of live streaming and audio/visual projection equipment.
Sophisticated aesthetic, eye for composition, and technical skills and demonstrated ability to keep up on current style trends in photography, videography and multimedia.
Ability to translate key aspects of complex scientific concepts into visual images that accurately and effectively achieve clients’ communication goals.
Experience time estimating and practices associated with planning and completing photo, video and multimedia productions.
Highly developed interpersonal communication skills including political acumen, collaboration, social perceptiveness, and the ability to interact with different personalities including individuals at all levels of management and staff as well as external contacts to elicit satisfactory performance on camera.
Adept at office-based communications and computing tools.
Ability to translate organizational identity and core messaging into products that tell the story of the Laboratory in compelling ways.
Ability to recognize potential safety hazards in one-of-a-kind outdoor and indoor photographic shooting locations and planning/collaboration with clients to avoid hazards while obtaining the desired images.
Communicating effectively with audiences at various levels of technical and scientific understanding. Master of storytelling.
Innovative problem solving.
Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to work irregular hours, including weekends, as necessary.
Steward of Lab resources.
Passion for the mission of the Lab.
This level of knowledge and skill is typically obtained from bachelor’s degree in photography, photojournalism, film, video production, communications or equivalent and 5+ years of experience in photo, video, multimedia production or related field. Appropriate experience may be substituted for formal education.
Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (PA2 or PA3) dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills brought to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience. The requirements of the various levels are as follows:

At a PA2 Level: Bachelor’s and 2+ years or equivalent, some occupations may require graduate degree or equivalent.
At a PA3 Level: Bachelor’s and 4+ years or equivalent, some occupations may require graduate degree and 2+ years or equivalent.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department.