Position Title: Videographer

Employment Status: Full-time, Ongoing subject to probation period

Salary and Classification level: Organiser Level 2 (excludes Organiser Expense Allowance) $81,052 - $96,078 + 15.4% superannuation;

Organiser 2.1 to 2.5 (Salary dependant on skills and experience)

Position reports to: Director Campaigns and Communications

Positions reporting to this position are: Nil

Location: Sydney or Melbourne

Conditions of employment: Excellent conditions of employment including permanent employment (following probation period), flexible working hours and access to up to 13 accrued days off a year, family friendly conditions including 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave.

Overview of Position

The CPSU is an active and progressive union representing workers in the Australian Public Service, the ACT and Northern Territory public service, the telecommunications sector, call centres, employment services and broadcasting. We are a national union with members in every state and territory.

We’re looking for a passionate and creative videographer and digital all-rounder with experience in campaigning, who can dream up, design and produce forceful, smart and creative content to help us win campaigns.

The position will report to the Director of Campaigns and Communications and will be primarily responsible for:

  • Developing concepts, drafting scripts, filming and editing videos, including production and post production.
  • Transporting and setting up the right equipment for the right job including cameras, lights, audio equipment and props, and attending our events.
  • Creating short content for social media, websites, digital campaigns, events, conferences, advertising and radio. This includes including animations, memes, vox pops, and assisting our organising teams to arrive at the best form to communicate their message.
  • Developing from concept to posting content that recruits and retains members.
  • Creating longer form content for the union’s training and development teams.
  • Ensuring our content fits seamlessly into campaigns and helps us recruit and retain members.
  • Providing input into campaign messaging and strategy as part of the Comms and Campaigns Unit.
  • Working with a high degree of autonomy to deliver content for the union.
  • Working with organising teams to craft and deliver messages to the right audience at the right time, be it in animation, 3D visualisations, visual effects or routine compositing.
  • Other relevant duties as required, such as graphic design, social media and digital campaigning.

To be successful, you will have:

  • The ability to manage your own workload across various projects and stakeholders to deliver on deadline.
  • All the necessary skills to shoot and produce video, as well as proficiency in the Adobe suite and other software for titling, subtitling, audio production, post production, animation and photography.
  • The ability to produce short content in volume when required in a campaign context.
  • A focus on story telling and ideas to help tell member’s stories within the constraints they face.

The Videographer is responsible for end to end production of video content and delivering effective digital communications and presence that support the union’s agenda, raise our public profile and maximise support for our campaign priorities. You’ll be working across our union, from our rank and file leaders to our most experienced media performers.

The position would offer the right candidate a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and technical skills combined with their strong video production and online advocacy skills. We are looking for someone who can take a great idea and turn it into sticky content in often short timeframes.

A competitive remuneration package, commensurate with experience, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Selection criteria - required skills, knowledge and ability


  1. Demonstrated ability to create compelling videos in various formats and experience with each stage of video production, including development, pre production, production, post production and distribution, where required working to short deadlines in a campaign context.
  2. A commitment to union values and principles.
  3. Capacity to meet deadlines and manage rapid responses as part of a small team in a high pressure environment.
  4. Demonstrated strong writing and graphic design skills.
  5. Experience in campaigning, including digital campaigning and social media and other online platforms and tools.
  6. Ability to manage professional relationships with diverse groups of people, union officials, delegates and union members, and maintain the strong working relationships required.
  7. Capacity to embrace new technologies and strategies to promote the CPSU.

How to apply

You must address the Selection Criteria and complete the on-line Employment Application Questionnaire https://cpsu.wufoo.com/forms/cpsu-employment-application/ to be considered for this position.

Please note no application submitted without examples of previous work (preferably via links rather than attachments) will be considered.

Please submit your application by close of business Thursday 17 January 2019

Inquiries can be made to:

Claire Pullen, Director of Campaigns and Communications

Email: claire.pullen@cpsu.org.au


Ines Lucic, Acting HR Support, Level 7, 350 Queen Street, Melbourne Email: ines.lucic@cpsu.org.au 

The CPSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for this position. Selection is merit based. Part time employment opportunities may be considered where suitable.


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