Photographer

University of Florida - Gainesville, FL4.3

Full-time
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Co-manages fulfillment of photographic needs for UF Health by planning and acquiring images for projects such as brochures, newsletters and websites. Works with internal and external clients to direct and organize projects and photoshoots to ensure using the very best images for a wide variety of editorial, marketing, educational and fundraising needs. At times, works closely with a graphic designer who will art direct special photos. Independently develops ideas for photographs and multimedia packages and captures “slice-of-life” photos on his/her own initiative.

Edits and tones photos for use in internal and external publications and projects, websites and audiovisual media in support of news, public relations, marketing, educational and fundraising programs.

Takes portraits of key faculty and administrators for the health system. Interacts routinely with a broad spectrum of internal and external constituents, including (but not limited to) faculty, students, staff, senior administrators, media and other UF Health service areas. Also may have contact with patients, alumni, private donors, legislators, representatives of regulatory/funding agencies, community leaders, visiting faculty and dignitaries.

Maintains expertise on the latest technology and trains communications colleagues in the fundamental shooting and editing skills necessary to take and upload images and multimedia packages to the Web. Helps to identify and supervise photographic and/or multimedia intern.

Assists and escorts news media and production crews for news conferences or photo/video production needs, and works closely with broadcast personnel and other colleagues on assignments as needed. Works with clients, physicians and patients to ensure HIPAA compliance.

Contributes to new policies and procedures governing photography, including creation of photography forms. Manages a searchable photo archival system and Web-based image gallery. Responsible for assembling and maintaining equipment needed for digital photography on location and in a modified studio setting. Must continually be budget-conscious in the planning and execution of the photography program. Also responsible for ensuring photography projects stay within budget and are executed in a timely fashion to prevent costly delays, late charges or rework. Maintains and cares for all photographic equipment, which must be protected and kept secure.

Is available to cover press conferences and “breaking news” regardless of when it occurs, including after hours.

Produces multimedia pieces for the Web and other media, and coordinates with UF’s other units to facilitate distribution of photos and multimedia packages to support office and overall university communication objectives. Performs other public relations tasks as needed, including writing cutlines and other text in support of news, photographic and public relations projects.

Expected Salary:
$44,000 - $49,000, commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:
A high school diploma and five years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Graduation from at least a community college photojournalism program, undergraduate degree preferred.

Exposure to fine art photography either through work or educational experience.

Experience as a working photographer supported by a portfolio of photographs that reflects strong photographic skills, an understanding of photojournalism and artistic sensibility.

Experience as a working photographer in commercial and journalistic photography.

Working knowledge of digital photography and multimedia production and the changing technology in the photo industry.

Proficiency in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and other computer programs that support the manipulation, storage and archiving of photographic images.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume and references.

Please include a link to your electronic portfolio with these materials.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Health Assessment Required: No