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Portland General Electric Photojournalist in Portland, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

At PGE, our work involves dreaming about, planning for, and realizing a smarter, cleaner, more enduring Oregon neighborhood. It is core to our DNA and we haven’t stopped since we started in 1888. We energize lives, strengthen communities and drive advancements in energy that promote social, economic, and environmental progress.

We are seeking an innovative visual storyteller who is self-motivated with the ability to independently plan, write, film and edit video content for internal and external audiences; on tight timelines, in any terrain or environment.

Experience or passion for still photography or news broadcast experience is a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops collateral and material for projects; maintains consistent brand standards; decides which guidelines apply to each project.

  • Collaborates with teams to assess needs, decide appropriate deliverables and establish timeframes; determines time needed for each task and works with communications team to establish overall project timeline.

  • Ensures deliverables are on time and within budget; prioritizes tasks; ensures projects conform to PGE’s strategic direction, products, processes, customers and overall marketplace.

  • Coordinates with internal staff and with vendors (e.g., graphic designers, art directors, copy writers, photographers and printers) to develop and produce videos; works to meet all ADA and language requirements.

  • Assists with and coordinates proposals for creative work (e.g., printing, design); procures, analyzes and negotiates print estimates; ensures sign-offs/approvals and provides regular status reports to team and clients.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in film, graphic design, communications, marketing or other related field or equivalent experience.

  • Typically three or more years in video production.

Requires a valid Drivers License

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

  • Working knowledge of and skill in video editing methodologies, standards and techniques

  • Working knowledge of video editing software

  • Working computer skills in systems used in department

  • Working skills in developing and maintaining systems for file naming, organization and archiving

  • Experience with AVID video system a plus

  • Working analytical thinking skills

  • Working conflict management skills

  • Working influence skills

  • Working negotiation skills

  • Working organization and prioritization skills

  • Working problem-solving skills

  • Working project management skills

  • Working written and oral communication skills

Physical and Cognitive Demands

  • Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

  • Ability to follow accuracy standards

  • Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks

  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment

  • Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress

  • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

  • Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback

  • Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement

  • Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks

  • Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization

  • Demonstrates sound memory

  • Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks


  • Ability to work long hours

  • Ability to work a variable schedule

  • Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather

  • Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance [for part- time positions, change to part-time attendance]

  • Ability to work shift schedule [periodically during outages]

  • Ability to work on-call schedule [periodically during outages]

Physical Demands

  • Driving/travel/commute: Daily within service territory - Frequently (at least once a week or more)

  • Driving/travel/commute: Overnight inside/outside the service territory - Occasionally (one to two times a month or less)

  • Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)

  • Lifting/pushing/pulling: Up to 50 lbs.

  • Carrying: Up to 50 lbs.

  • Unstable surfaces requiring balance (i.e., moving equipment, boats) (check all that apply):

  • Elevated areas (i.e., catwalks, roofs and high buildings)

  • Confined spaces

  • Walking distances and surfaces (long distances and over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces)

  • Stairs (over 10 steps)

  • Ladders (over 10 rungs)

Environment - Indoor/Outdoor

Open until filled


Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

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The posting closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date below:

At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.