Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as a Photographer. The Photographer is passionate about using photography to tell compelling stories. The person in this role is a creative storyteller who consistently produces high quality, engaging, high impact work, whether using a multimedia photo essay, or single well-timed, well-composed image. The University Photographer will thrive on collaboration and enjoy finding opportunities to work creatively with others in the Communications office, including web and social media experts, writers, graphic designers, and other multimedia producers.
Brandeis offers a generous and competitive benefits package including paid time off, health, dental and vision as well as a retirement plan match plus tuition benefits. We offer an opportunity to work with a dedicated and fun team at our beautiful campus in Waltham, MA with free parking and other perks.
Job Responsibilities include:
Execute all aspects of photography, including pre-planning and scheduling, story concepting, shooting candid/documentary, art directed, and/or studio/staged styles, lighting, photo editing, posting, and filing (tagging and uploading to digital asset management system). Produces photography in alignment with, and support of brand messaging. Collaborates with the Senior Photographer, managers, writers, social media team, web team, magazine team, and integrated design team to craft stories and content for the website, social media, print publications, magazines, email and other communications. Partners with communicators and others across campus to effectively advance the universityâ™s core messages and brand. Follows an iterative edit and approval process. 85%
Works with the digital asset management system (DAM), an archive of photos used by the Communications office and others across campus. 15%
Bachelorâ™s degree required.
3 to 5 years of relevant professional experience is preferred. Fewer years of experience may be acceptable with a strong portfolio demonstrating exceptional talent.Â
Experience being responsible for photography in higher education or other large, complex organizations is a plus.
Expert knowledge of professional photography equipment, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.) and other photo editing and visual management software. Experience with DAMs is helpful, but not required. Must be willing to learn/use collaboration and project management tools like Slack and Asana.Â
Strong portfolio demonstrating the ability to capture powerful and visually striking images that help tell a story and/or support specific goals (for example, supporting a brand narrative). Sharp eye for detail, composition and general aesthetics.
Ability to contribute to content marketing decisions and develop visual stories across all platforms.Â
Ability to work independently is essential, along with the ability to work collaboratively and deliver high-quality visual content that meets the needs of the Communications office and the university.
Highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to adhere to guidelines and procedures.
Must be able to solve complex problems quickly and maintain creativity in a fast-paced environment. Must demonstrate grace under pressure, with the ability to adapt.Â
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well with a variety of stakeholders, including students, faculty, senior leaders. Must have the ability to receive and interpret feedback, and to share expertise and perspective, in a collaborative, productive manner.Â Â
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to work well with subjects, making them feel comfortable.Â Â
Must understand and celebrate the value of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and in the work produced.
Physical/Environmental Demands: Will be required to carry equipment, such as cameras, tripods, lighting. Moving to change position, angle, etc. will be necessary for shoots.
Will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
How to Apply -
A resume, cover letter, and a link to a portfolio showing professional work are required for consideration.Â
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.