Stanford's campus is home to world-class research, innovative thinkers, and a thriving humanities and arts community. It is a rich and vibrant canvas, ripe for visual storytelling, and is in need of a Photographer to help share those stories. University Communications provides support and campus leadership in planning, coordination and implementation of strategic communications programs that support Stanford University and its mission. Our award-winning team is deeply engaged with the campus community, covering scientific breakthroughs, global policy leaders, student life, and more. The opportunities for captivating visual narratives are endless.
As Photographer, you will work closely with the University Communications team of writers, videographers, and other content creators to produce and distribute compelling visual media. Working both individually and as a team, you will use photos and video to document life at Stanford. From ideation to production, you will be actively encouraged to find new and creative solutions to communicate Stanford's ever-expanding story. Collaborating with constituencies across campus, you will produce a wide range of portrait, event, editorial, and architectural photography and video. Your projects will be highly trafficked on Stanford's websites, publications, and social media channels.
Past content includes the White House Summit on Cybersecurity with President Barack Obama, a dance master class for students with L.A. Dance Project's David Freeland, and major events like commencement weekend and the Rose Bowl. This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative mind looking to tell the next great story.
All applicants should include a link to a portfolio of their best and most creative work with their resume or cover letter. Responsibilities
Pitch, research, prepare, and produce professional quality digital photography and video for both internal and external audiences. Create original content through high-impact visual storytelling.
Photo and video support for events, press releases, portraits and location photography.
Manage all aspects of capturing and transmitting still images and video.
Image processing, editing, and archiving.
Collaborate with the University Communications team and university partners on strategic and creative approaches to projects involving abstract or technical content to meet objectives within time and cost constraints.
Operate and maintain a variety of equipment including but not limited to; Digital SLR systems, lighting equipment, and media storage.
Capture names, titles of people photographed, and other relevant information about events and situations being photographed.
Manage and process photos acquired from external sources.
Create compelling social media content tailored to individual platforms.
Other duties as assigned.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field, and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Advanced technical experience using digital media equipment, photo and video creation, editing software, and/or digital media control software.
Demonstrated initiative and creativity. Entrepreneurial, proactive and resourceful.
Ability to produce content under tight deadlines.
Awareness of contemporary trends in photography and videography.
Broad knowledge of all aspects of professional quality productions including field and studio cameras and lighting.
Understanding of online photo and video environment and online distribution.
Ability to write metadata and catalog media in digital databases.
Ability to adapt equipment setup and provide alternative setup or workarounds if necessary.
Ability to manage a variety of simultaneous projects, excellent organizational and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, mature judgement, and diplomacy required to interact effectively with and provide customer service to a broader audience.
Ability to work independently as well as effectively in a collaborative team environment.
Experience planning, coordinating, and executing archival digitization projects.
Strong video background.
FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate.
Why Stanford? Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and the opportunity to audit courses. At Stanford, you can join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job. Additional Information
Location: Office of University Communications, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford University is an ...equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.