University Photographer

George Washington University - Foggy Bottom, DC4.0

The Division of External Relations is seeking a University Photographer. The division combines the communications, government relations, marketing and creative services and events functions of the university. This position will report to the Associate Director, Digital Marketing Strategy.

Responsibilities include:
Provides professional-quality photographic services to The George Washington University community, new media, and other organizations with interest in university faculty, staff, student, and alumni activities.

Captures and reproduces photographic images that represent the full range of activities occurring at GW. Utilized creativity, artistic skill, and technical skill, sound professional judgment, resourcefulness, and initiative to adapt and apply photographic guidelines.

Performs all quality assurance/produce, post-production functions. Makes intelligent photo-editing decisions that maintain the high standard of photographic qualify and that meet GW’s band and messaging guidelines. Utilizes computer graphics editing program and photography software programs to ensure the highest level of quality.

Oversees photographic activities for the Office of External Relations on behalf of the University. Sets policies and procedures for photography requests and department operations. Provides guidance to student staff in their areas of responsibility. Participates and oversees staff preparation and participation in briefings and meetings to provide photographic advice and assistance.

Plans, coordinates, and schedules multiple photographic projects with key leads, and team members spanning other offices and organizations to help meet internal and external needs for photographic support. Counsels clients on photographic capabilities, and advises on potential applications.

Reviews and executes photographic assignments utilizing full scope of technical skills and methods including the selection of appropriate cameras, lenses, lighting, and additional equipment as necessary to produce high-quality images appropriate for various conditions. Selects appropriate composition to achieve desired results. Positions subjects, adjust attire, and arranges backgrounds for optimum results.

Assists internal and external clients with photographic needs, recommending photographic techniques and approaches to help communicate intended message and create desired effect, and advising on other professional and artistic subjects related to uses and applications of photography.

Manages and maintains the Digital Asset Management System. Catalogs and organizes the University’s digital archives of videos, photographs and logos. Makes determinations regarding content, schedules photo shoots and selects videos/photographs to supplement existing material. Assists clients with archival requests for use in web sites, magazines, brochures, newsletters, books, and other publications to include identifying and defining needs.

Tracks billable hours; and determines costs to departments for photography services.

Serves as University web photo editor. Determines best photographic on-line content for GW’s web presence including the main university web site, on-line dailies and other departmental web sites. Researches and approves photos to be utilized.

Digitizes images using emerging technologies and integrates into on-line content.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
Experience shooting large events, speakers, candid campus/life photos, and studio portraits.

Considerable knowledge of photographic techniques, equipment, materials, processes, and software.

Proficiency in: Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Office.

Typical Hiring Range $47500 - $64071 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: External Relations
Family Comm, Mktg & Media
Sub-Family Multimedia Production
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 2
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Incumbent is required to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed.)
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework: No
Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a URL for your portfolio that shows a well-rounded body of work.

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status.

Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: S007700
Job Open Date: 03/27/2019

Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.