Lockheed Martin (LM) is looking for a passionate entry-level visual media professional to join our Visual Communications team at Missiles and Fire Control. If you thrive in a dynamic environment, seek the opportunity to grow and can apply innovative visual storytelling techniques to communicate compelling, enduring stories then this is the perfect position for you.
Support MFC image capture assignments, incorporate new technologies/techniques in an effective dynamic manner to reach a variety of audiences both internal and external to LM while capturing and creating visuals that communicate mood, emphasis, insight, viewpoint and similar visual impressions.
Will work under the direction of the visual media lead and other photographers/videographers and working independently. Use the latest image capture equipment and editing technology to support portfolio-shaping assignments; product marketing; employee experiences; on- and off-site events; engineering, manufacturing and test documentation and training projects.
Coordinate/execute elements of visual communications functionality (creative/technical) from planning through delivery, including clarifying business objectives, defining project scope, dimension, value, and timeline, ensuring alignment with portfolio-shaping initiatives and adherence to LM standards.
Apply expertise of visual media technology to determine the best applications for the assigned task; properly capture, process and prepare all assets and resources for use in final deliverables and adapt as needed to the changing landscape of visual communication technology by researching the latest techniques/trends.
Use online digital asset management databases or systems to manage asset libraries for production workflow, project delivery, collaboration and archival.
Be a creative team player capable of collaborating both locally and across the organization with a focus the success of yourself and others. Will work with all stakeholders: internal Communications/clients, external customers/creative resources to define, shape and clarify requirements, ensure projects align to business objectives and produce creative solutions in the development of a variety of projects that reflect project vision and positive end-user engagement.
Be passionate about visual storytelling, work as part of a team or as a one-person crew and has proven success with effective, creative ways of communicating. Identify/capture dynamic and engaging imagery for story-driven creative solutions that supports the Lockheed Martin brand positioning and strategic objectives. Meet client/project requirements across existing/emerging visual communications mediums that reflect project vision and engage end-users.
Be a creative team player with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and demonstrate a positive attitude. Provide excellent customer service skills on projects from concept through delivery. Required to learn and understand technical program content and combine that with key messaging to capture and deliver high-quality visuals that meet client requirements.
Engage confidently and assertively with all stakeholders demonstrating flexibility in real-time to quickly adapt in a dynamic environment to influence and maintain quality image capture results that meet requirements.
Adapt to the changing landscape of visual communications technology by researching the latest trends in visual media and other mediums of visual communications: interactive media, graphic design and web design.
May be expected to travel and work overtime as needed.
Selected candidates will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information (secret clearance required.
Must have strong knowledge and expertise in image capture with specialized skills in still photography to include studio portraits; product marketing; on- and off-location event coverage; and engineering, manufacturing and test documentation.
Must have proficiency with professional DSLR still cameras (i.e., Nikon D5, D850) to include camera bodies, lenses and flashes. Proficiency using professional high-definition video cameras (Sony FS700, Sony Alpha 7 III, and Panasonic GH4) is also desired. Candidate will also help maintain camera equipment, studio equipment and lighting equipment as needed. Candidate will possess an artistic ability and technical understanding of how lenses and focal length choices affect composition and perspective.
Candidate must be able to capture highlighted activity that includes executive and high-level engagement, award/rollout ceremonies, large group shots and candid, journalistic photography at large/small enterprise events (both internal and external). They will need to engage, influence and pose event participants, manage/process talent releases and write clear and concise cut lines to accompany imagery using AP style guidelines.
Demonstrate strong knowledge in digital photo manipulation, color correction, and color grading (Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe Creative Cloud applications as needed). Proficiency in visual storytelling; shot composition; creative lighting techniques; digital capture and transmission; file conversion/compression; digital asset management and audio recording as needed. Properly light subjects using artificial or natural lighting and using flashes and reflectors where necessary.
Demonstrate strong organizational skills, ability to thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment with multiple and/or competing deadlines while also meeting strict deadlines and ability to work effectively and collaboratively across organizational boundaries. Compose attention-grabbing images for social media and support workflows for real-time and near real-time social media distribution.
Knowledge of and expertise with the PC and/or Mac platform (both are desired).
Candidates are required to provide a portfolio/demo reels of work. Please provide an example(s) for each visual media discipline and provide the role(s) you contributed for each example.
Knowledge or awareness of other visual media disciplines to include high-speed image capture (Vision Research: Phantom cameras; v12, v1612, MiroLC320), video production (directing, producing, scriptwriting, editing, motion graphics, processing, transmittal and distribution), webcast services: streaming technology, encoding experience, and audiovisual support.
Proficiency and awareness with video editing software (Final Cut X, Adobe Premiere, After Effects) and other Adobe Creative Cloud applications as needed to create a wide variety of documentation and video production projects using b-roll capture, motion graphics, graphics, titling, music and narration.
Be experienced in digital capture and transmission, digital asset management, hardware/software encoding, media streaming technology and file conversion/compression and DVD authoring.
Knowledge of aerospace and defense industry products and customers (Air and Missile Defense, Tactical Missiles, Combat Maneuver Systems, Fire Control, etc.) and commercial lines of business (Energy) .
Skills in other visual communications job families are desired: interactive media, graphic design and web design.
Experience social media distribution channels are desired.
Knowledge and/or awareness in other Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat), Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), SharePoint 2013 and 3D modeling and animation (e.g., Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, Maya, Unreal).
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.
As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.