Videography, Photography, and Multimedia Specialist IV
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
October 2, 2018
Berkeley, United States
Berkeley Lab is seeking a Videography, Photography, and Multimedia Specialist IV.
Berkeley Lab is the home of world-class team science in service to the nation. The Strategic Communications Department, reporting to the Lab Director, shares and promotes the Lab's scientific, institutional, and operational priorities with key audiences inside and outside the Lab. As a Videography, Photography, and Multimedia Specialist in the Department, you will work with department staff, subject matter experts, and Lab leadership to distill complex scientific information into compelling and accurate multimedia products for internal and external audiences. A typical week could consist of shooting and editing concise videos about scientific discoveries, shooting and editing photos and videos to support written products developed by other staff members, and helping creatively plan multimedia content and campaigns designed to engage our audiences both inside and outside the organization in the Lab's mission.
Like all members of the department, you will draw from your expertise in journalism and storytelling to help achieve organizational goals. You will continually seek to improve and innovate, providing resourcefulness and professionalism to enhance the quality and impact of the Lab's communications program.
The Specialist will:
Working with department colleagues and Lab experts, identify, research, shoot, edit, package, and assist in the distribution of informative, compelling video, photo, and multimedia content for a range of audiences.
Produce videographic, photographic, and multimedia content, often about complex scientific or institutional topics, in clear, compelling, concise storytelling style.
Work with Department staff to visually support written internal and external communication products.
Develop content focused on building engagement and awareness among Lab staff of key research and operational initiatives.
Support and/or lead projects as needed.
Serve as a representative and ambassador for the Strategic Communications Department.
Assume responsibility for your continuing professional growth through participation in professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and professional journals and other publications.
At least 8 years of related experience in organizational communications and/or journalism.
At least 5 years of experience and proficiency planning, shooting, editing, and producing smart, original video, photo, and multimedia products for a popular audience.
Tech savvy and experience using video and photographic equipment and digital editing and production tools.
Strong journalism-based research, interview, photo, video, and editing skills.
Ability to produce high quality communication products frequently and on deadline.
Ability to work independently and within teams to achieve desired outcomes.
Effective at time- and project-management skills with the ability to prioritize work assignments, work collaboratively with others, and adjust schedules based on changing requirements.
Track record of working well under pressure, during tight deadlines, with humor, tact, and professionalism.
Proven excellence in all areas of customer service.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in journalism or communications.
Experience producing journalistic video products in a newsroom setting.
Experience with social media in an institutional setting.
Experience within a national laboratory or other science-based organization.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Internal Number: 85653
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.