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Visual Media Specialist-System Administrator

Job ID 3364 Date posted 08/29/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Organizational Overview

The Stakeholder Relations Office (SRO) develops, implements, and assesses strategic internal and external communications plans and programs to advance the scientific mission and priority programs and initiatives of the Lab; develops and implements government and stakeholder relations programs to help increase support for the Lab’s programs and priority projects; and oversees science education and workforce development programs to fulfill the Lab’s and DOE’s education and diversity goals.

Position Description

Brookhaven National Laboratory is hiring a Visual Media Specialist- System Administrator who will work with a cross-functional team of creative professionals in the Lab’s Creative Resources group, including photographers, graphic designers, and copy service staff.  The successful applicant will provide technical support for bargaining unit desktop computer users within the Creative Resources group, provide maintenance and administration of printers/servers used by the group, and maintain the Lab’s digital asset management system. The candidate will also work as a photographer/videographer as needed, and provide technical support for live streaming events and tours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under minimum direction, provide technical support for bargaining unit desktop computer users within the Creative Resources group, and provide maintenance and administration of printers/servers used by the group.
  • Administrate and maintain the Laboratory’s Digital Asset Management System.
  • Perform all phases of photography and video applications, from capture through editing, archiving, and file delivery.
  • Support live streaming events and virtual tours
  • Provide technical recommendations to department management regarding the implementation of systems.
  • Assist and advise Laboratory users on issues regarding photography and graphic arts.
  • Provide systems integration expertise throughout Creative Resources.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires BA in Photography or equivalent and five years experience in a professional studio or publishing environment.
  • Significant experience troubleshooting Apple and Microsoft Windows systems and associated networks and servers.
  • Experience in implementation and administration of Digital Asset Management systems.
  • Ability to perform data conversions and technical interface for digital prepress and printing systems in a multiplatform environment.
  • Significant experience in all phases of digital photography and video (both production and post-production).
  • Proficiency in Premier Pro, Lightroom, Photoshop and Photo Mechanic.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Successful completion of Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) and Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) (multiple applications) certification exams.
  • Experience with Adobe’s Creative Suite applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier and Acrobat.

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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