Senior Photographer -- Gies College of Business Office of Marketing and Communications Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking applicants for a Senior Photographer to join our growing team of more than 20 marketing professionals. If hired, you will work closely with designers, writers, videographers, marketing managers, and others on a team that functions as an in-house marketing agency.
Creativity, strategy, and collaboration are key to our team's success as we grow the reputation and brand of Gies Business, a Top 5 public business school and home to 2021 Business School Dean of the Year. At Gies Business, we're on a mission to expand life-changing access to education and bring value to society through excellence in scholarship, teaching, and innovation. If you'd like to be part of a team where your skills can shine and you'll be empowered to do your best work, this position could be a great fit for you.
Job Summary Perform artistic, creative, and skilled work to capture and reproduce images reflecting the full range of operations and activities at Gies College of Business. Photography will include facilities, student life, events, faculty and staff, student groups, alumni, and more. Duties & Responsibilities
Manage schedule and assignment strategy.
Shoot high-quality digital images, as requested, to meet the College's needs for marketing, web, social media, and news coverage.
Prepare and edit photos for use in a variety of digital and print materials.
Scout locations, schedule, and make necessary arrangements for photography assignments.
Acquire and organize photo release forms for on-camera talent.
Managing Photography Database
Create and maintain an online photo database, ensuring correct classifications and image details.
Develop photo file naming conventions for ease of search.
Create a tagging system for where photos have been used, identify image versions, and archive older images no longer relevant or in use.
Utilize photography database tools.
Collaborate with team lead/event coordinator or unit contact regarding the strategy/plan for the photography assignment.
Collaborate with design staff to develop a recognizable College photo style to serve as an element in Gies Business' visual identity.
Coordinate with the writing, web, video, and design staff to bring initiatives and creative items from conception to completion.
Ensure photographic work is done efficiently and in a way that reflects College priorities.
Coordinate the recruitment and oversight of freelance photographers, as needed.
Work with and oversee student workers, as needed.
Additional Physical Demands Position may involve carrying, cleaning, climbing, crawling, driving, kneeling, lifting up to 50 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, squatting, stooping, bending, twisting, and grasping. Minimum Qualifications
1. High school diploma or equivalent. 2. Any combination totaling five (5) years (60 months) from the following categories: A. College course work in photography, digital manipulation and processing or a closely related field, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent: 30 semester hours equals one (1) year (12 months) Associate's Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen months (18 months) 90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months) Bachelor's Degree (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years (36 months) B. Progressively more responsible work experience in professional photographic work.
Bachelor's degree in film/video production, photojournalism, communications, marketing, graphic design, or a closely related field to the position. Experience in photo and/or video work in higher education. Experience covering live events. Experience with planning and producing photo/video shoots and completing all post-production processing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Advanced technical and creative knowledge in DSLR pro-camera operation.
Advanced technical knowledge in photo editing and post-production editing.
Organizational skills and knowledge of photo database tools, such as PhotoShelter.
Advanced technical and creative knowledge of equipment, tools, and supplies used in the taking, processing, enhancing, and use of photographs and videos, including various cameras/lenses and types of lighting.
Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple initiatives and projects simultaneously, plan ahead, and manage time effectively.
Advanced skills in industry standard software, preferably in Photoshop, Adobe Premier, and/or Final Cut software.
Treats confidential information with extreme care.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and make contact with both internal and external constituents and diverse populations.
Strong customer service orientation.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently.
Passion for education and a genuine interest in promoting the College's mission.
Flexibility to work outside standard working hours.
This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 3038 - Senior Photographer position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, while also considering internal equity. The base salary for this position starts at $66,000. Position may work in a hybrid home/office environment as agreed upon by supervisor. A path for professional growth is embedded in this and every position in the Gies Office of Marketing and Communications.
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on March 1, 2024. Candidates will be required to upload a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and a portfolio with at least five samples of their work. All requested information, including a link to a professional portfolio of your work, and contact information for three professional references must be submitted for your application to be considered. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact [email protected]. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
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