The Photography Manager manages the operations of the university’s newly-created photography unit and is responsible for the gathering, editing and maintenance of the university’s active collection of digital imagery. Reporting to the Director of Creative Services, this role provides strategic insight and hands-on expertise in the production of digital photographic content, serves in the role of primary university photographer, oversees the archival, storage and delivery of photographic assets, and serves as a mentor and trainer for photo and non-photo professionals university wide. He/she manages the complete lifecycle of the photo production process, from client needs assessment and consultation to production and post-production editing to distribution for publication.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide strategic guidance and expertise on the creation and management of a photo department within the university’s Office of Communications.
Lead the creation of brand-focused, impactful, and engaging imagery for promotional and informational needs of the university. Use artistic vision, creativity, photographic skills, and knowledge of photography software to capture, edit, and deliver impactful images.
Manage the photography needs—both in-studio and in the field-- for marketing campaigns, websites, print publications, news coverage, social media endeavors, student and faculty portfolios, and other uses within all of Johns Hopkins divisions and units.
Partner with cross-functional business partners-- marketers, designers, writers, web developers, social media managers, and other communications staff to determine visual potential and develop/coordinate photo shoots and photography campaigns.
Offer creativity, artistic skill, technical skill, sound professional judgment, resourcefulness, and initiative in photo editing to adapt and apply photographic guidelines to realize visuals that meet university branding goals.
Serve as a key voice in the photo planning process, offering solutions-based guidance to clients and co-workers.
Provide coaching, and development opportunities for photographers and non-photographers university wide.
Maintain and calibrate photographic equipment, as required.
Collaborate with staff on digital asset management.
Manage photo requests from internal and external stakeholders.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
5-10 years professional photography experience.
Ability to multitask, providing work for multiple clients on multiple simultaneous timelines. Ability to work on assignments outside regular business hours, including nights and weekends.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, often complex university environment.
Proficient with photo editing software, including Adobe Creative Cloud products.
In-depth knowledge of professional photography equipment such as cameras, lenses, and lighting including ability to troubleshoot.
Ability to receive and provide direction.
Positive and energetic team player with ability to collaborate with stakeholders.
Ability to move photography equipment regularly including cameras, lighting, lenses, and tripods.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Efficient with time management and deadlines.
A cover letter that includes a link to your portfolio of recent work is required for full consideration
Knowledge and experience with Johns Hopkins institutions is a plus
Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:
Ability to move photography equipment regularly including cameras, lighting, lenses, and tripods
Classified Title: Photography Manager Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC Starting Salary Range: $50,200 to $69,090 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5 M-F Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 45-MD:JH at Keswick Department name: 60002576-University Communications Personnel area: University Administration
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