Sr. Communications Specialist


About Ecolab:

A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

Position Details

Sr. Communications Specialist
Northern Illinois
Naperville, IL

Candidate Profile:

This position requires a background in commercial/editorial/sports videography and photography. The candidate will work closely with internal stakeholders, is responsible for ensuring that our digital assets are consistent with all branding guidelines and achieve the desired vision for communicating with both the internal and external audience of the Industrial Group. This person must be able to handle short- and long-term assignments, quickly turn around videos and to meet all deadlines. We are seeking a self-starter who shows initiative with ideas for creative media to be used for informative, editorial, and commercial purposes, while producing them internally. This position provides the opportunity for autonomy and growth.

General Description/Job Duty:

  • Videography – Pre- and post-production, director of photography (DP), editing all audio/video and digital communications for our external and internal audiences. (Can include coordinating with vendors for animation sequences, script building, additional equipment needs, etc.). 
  • Maintain the working studio, editing suite and audio room 
  • Produce, coordinate and execute studio production and location camera shoots (including setting up and conducting interviews) 
  • Organization of video library on the various Industrial web channels 
  • Photography – Coordinate photo shoots of products and site locations 
  • Maintain the working studio, set up/take down of photographic equipment. 
  • Flexibility to respond to spur of the moment requests for video and/or photography. 
  • Self-motivated, results oriented, with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, and produce them in conjunction with Creative Services and the Global Communications team. 
  • Work closely with management team to facilitate production of projects as assigned. 
  • Link project objectives and strategies with knowledge of Nalco Water audience and communication forms to execute communication tactics and develop effective messages 
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of how to leverage Ecolab brand to enhance Nalco Water and corporate equity 
  • Track, manage and report project progress 
  • Ability to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment. 
  • Ability to follow brand standards and creative direction. 
  • Experience with social media platforms 
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented 
  • Strong project and relationship management skills 
  • Experience with digital asset management systems

Work Experience/Education Requirements:

  • 8+ years of videographer & photographer experience with samples to show 
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud video and photo editing programs: Premiere Pro, After Effects or Final Cut Pro X, Photoshop (InDesign and Illustrator a plus) 
  • Experience with video hosting sites, such as KZO and YouTube 
  • Experience with web hosting sites, such as SiteCore 
  • Experience with multimedia storytelling techniques on multiple platforms. 
  • Bachelor's in Film, Photography, Communications, Journalism or equivalent in experience and education. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office PC / MAC proficient


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