Chicago Marathon Photographer

Marathonfoto - Chicago, IL


Marathon Photo – photographer ($30 per hour)

JOB TITLE – Photographer – Marathon Events

MarathonFoto® will be the official photographer at the Bank of America Chicago
Marathon, October 13, 2019, and we are looking for photographers to complete our team.

We are an experienced sports photography company covering 500 events worldwide, including the marathon majors in Boston, Chicago, London, and New York. By capturing the runners and their emotions we make sure that their special moments of all runners are kept for them forever and available for viewing and buying afterwards.

You will be taking action photos of runners at an assigned location during the race.
Sports or action photo experience is required. You would be using your own gear, a
DSLR camera that is capable of at least 3 frames per second is required. You would be capturing around 20,000 images for the day of the race.

You should have a profound experience in photography, and be able to show proof of work.

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Pay: $30/hr plus mileage. Events typical last around 8 hours (+/-). This is a temporary, part-time, event based job. There may be an opportunity to work multiple events depending on events scheduled in your area. Minimum of $200 guaranteed - more possible depending on performance and skill level.

The main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 Taking good quality photographs of participants at an assigned location along the race course.

 Working with a team to ensure photography during events runs as smoothly as possible while photographing as many participants as possible.

 No selling or post production editing is required.


 At least 1 year of DSLR camera experience with the ability to quickly take good quality, consistent photos of race participants.

 Own a DSLR Camera capable of 3 frames per second or greater.

 Be able to prove quality of work from past sporting events or action photography.

 The ability to work quickly, efficiently, react quickly and make good decisions while multi-tasking at a very fast pace.

 Ability to anticipate a great photo opportunity.

 The ability to stand, move quickly and hold the camera for the duration of the assigned event. Events are outdoors and in the elements. Photographers must be willing and able to work in these conditions. Candidates must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand for long periods of time.

 The ability to adhere to a schedule, arrive on time for events, stay for the duration of events, and have reliable transportation.

 Must be 18 years or older and be authorized to work in the USA

 Successful completion of a background check may be required.

Please apply to this ad with a resume highlighting your photography experience and include a short paragraph explaining your experience and why you would be a good fit to work for us at this event (how long you’ve been doing photography, what type of photography you do, other similar events you may have worked).

We look forward to hearing from you!

All Iconic Group Inc employees are subject to pre-employment screening, background checks and social media reviews at any time before or during their employment. Initial employment and continued employment is contingent on these reviews. Failure to show up for a scheduled and confirmed event may result in immediate termination and ineligibility of being rehired.

If you are interested in the opportunity, please apply to through this site. In order to expedite your application, please indicate your home city / state so that we may quickly locate openings closest to you.

Applicant QualificationsEdit

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 How many years of Photography experience do you have?
 How many years of Teamwork experience do you have?
 What is the highest level of education you have completed?
 Are you able to work in Chicago, IL 60616?
 When are you available for an interview or phone screen? Please list 2-3 dates and times or ranges of times.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $25.00 to $30.00 /hour


  • Action Sports Photography: 1 year (Preferred)
  • DSLR: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Chicago, IL (Preferred)