Senior Video Editor

We are looking for a Senior Video Editor to join our team! In this role you will be responsible for planning, creating, and producing professional quality videos (informational, training, public relations, documentary, etc.) in highly varied field and studio settings. You will work on a range of events requiring video support, both live, pre-recorded, and/or edited in post-production.

Position Requirements
  • Understanding of principles, professional standards, and operating practices employed in the direction, editing and execution of video/multimedia production both in and outside the studio.
  • Experience scripting video and multimedia productions.
  • Sophisticated aesthetic, eye for composition, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep up on current style trends in 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 locations and planning/collaboration with clients to avoid hazards while obtaining the desired footage.
  • Oral and written communications. 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.
  • Ability to model Argonne's Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
  • 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 a plus.
  • Knowledge of operational principles of live streaming and audio/visual projection equipment a plus.

This role can be hired at one of two levels, and the requirements are as follows:
  • PA2: Bachelor's degree + 2 years of experience, or equivalent
  • PA3: Bachelor's degree + 4 years of experience, or a Master's + 2 years of experience, or equivalent

Job Family
Professional Administrative (PA)

Job Profile
Media Services 2

Worker Type

Time Type
Full time

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