Primary Purpose: The Athletics photographer is responsible for creating compelling visual stories for use on the university athletics website, various social media channels, printed publications and advertisements as well as signature events. Guided by strategic priorities, this individual also will be called on to capture campus beauty, university events/games and performances, and to provide portraiture of student athletes and staff, all while using a high level of creativity and independent judgement. The successful incumbent will also seek and create opportunities to enhance multi-media storytelling and support university Athletics social media and branding campaigns.
This is a temporary non-benefit eligible position.
Essential Functions: 1. Creates engaging multimedia storytelling using photography.
2. Documents game day and special athletic event activities.
3. Takes and evaluates photos produced and touches up as needed.
4. Collaborates with athletics media staff and contributes to social media efforts, including significant responsibility for developing the universitys image and visual brand on social media platforms.
5. Provides fast turnaround of images for web, social media and news media requests. Disseminates videos and photographs to Athletics Media Relations staff as appropriate.
6. Handles multiple assignments well, maintaining a positive attitude under pressure and meeting deadlines.
7. Stays abreast of industry technology, techniques, trends and best practices to sharpen skills and to share insights with other team members.
8. Values diversity and inclusion in day-to-day interactions and in creative recommendations and decision-making.
9. Miscellaneous duties as assigned or requested.
Experience in fast motion photography.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience dealing effectively with clients, faculty, students, staff and the public.
Skill in creatively and imaginatively producing photographs
Outstanding customer service skills and desire to assist others; approachable; ability to quickly establish rapport, making people feel comfortable and welcome.
Experience editing, organizing, and maintaining an extensive database of videos and photos
Must be able to perform in a rapidly changing environment and be flexible and adaptable.
Flexible schedule to accommodate long hours and after-hours events.
Bachelors degree in film studies, videography, photography or photojournalism or equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
Knowledge of photographic principles, practices and techniques.
Knowledge of photographic lighting techniques.
Outstanding portfolio of high quality images and a demonstrated ability to shoot outstanding images in a wide variety of scenarios (special events, news photos, portraits, groups, receptions, sports and action scenes, landscapes, buildings, etc.).
Ability to take initiative and work independently, successfully prioritize tasks and deadlines, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and efficiently manage ones own time.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
May require lengthy periods of standing, walking and sitting. Frequent repetitive motion of hands and wrists, simple grasping with fingers and hands. Occasional climbing stairs, walking across campus, stooping and reaching. Constant communication using both spoken and written means. May be required to lift/carry up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work week varies with Athletic events and home games. May work nights and weekends. Usually between 10-20 hours per week.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, non-exempt
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.