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SENIOR VIDEOGRAPHER – City of Chicago – Chicago, IL

Company: City of Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL

  • Full Time

City of Chicago


Job Number: 333072




Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Number of Positions: 1


Under general supervision, performs at the fully functional level, operating video cameras and related equipment to tape images and sound of events and program segments for airing on the City’s cable channels, and social media sites and performs related duties as required.Drives to field locations for video shoots and sets up lighting and audio equipment for videotaping and live streaming sessionsDrives to field locations for video shoots and sets up lighting and audio equipment for videotaping and live streaming sessions

  • Drives to field locations for video shoots and sets up lighting and audio equipment for videotaping and live streaming sessions
  • Collaborates with Supervising Videographer and producers on subject matter to capture on video
  • Determines appropriate camera angles, lighting and camera shots and shoots video footage
  • Videotapes city scenes (e.g., the lakefront, cultural institutions, residential neighborhoods, industrial, financial and commercial centers) for editing into a program
  • Provides direction and assistance on location for productions
  • Operates cameras and sets up studio lighting as required
  • Live streams video to social media sites, including Facebook Live and Periscope

: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

Location: Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection

Address: City Hall, 121 N LaSalle St

Shift: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM



Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours in Television Production, Film/Video or Communications or a directly related field plus one year of work experience as a video camera operator, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Disclaimer – “Accredited” means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable. You must also provide your valid U.S. driver’s license at time of processing.

Education & Employment Verification – Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge. Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?” In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service. For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service. For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

Selection Criteria

This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the interview will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Previous experience live streaming video to social media sites, including Facebook Live and Periscope.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Previous professional production experience
  • Previous experience editing and using video editing software
  • Previous experience operating professional video camera, audio, and lighting equipment

Licensure, Certification or Other Qualifications

  • A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required


  • General office environment
  • Exposure to cramped, noisy, dirty or unpleasant surroundings
  • Exposure to inclement weather conditions


Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applications will be accepted.

Residency Requirement

All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.


The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer

Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. C.S.T. on March 11, 2020. No exceptions will be made.

City of Chicago Department of Human Resources

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Soo Choi, Commissioner

Job Posting: Feb 26, 2020, 12:01:00 AM | Closing Date (Period for Applying) – External: Mar 11, 2020, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 10 | Salary: $44,604 Pay Basis:Yearly

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