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Photography Assistant

The Photography Assistant will be responsible for assisting in day-to-day photographic operations, administration, and imaging needs for the Photography Department across all brands under the AMB Sports + Entertainment umbrella, with their focus on Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In this position the candidate will play a key role in assisting to shape and organize the visual storytelling across the businesses while assisting with maintaining our digital asset library.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in day-to-day photo administration and operations

  • Serve as an assistant to the photographers on select photo shoots

  • Assisting Digital Asset Manager and Team Photographers with daily maintenance of the Digital Asset Management System (DAM); including tagging metadata, archiving, creating portals, spotlight searches and collections

  • Coordinating delivery of images for internal and external partners

  • Assist with coordinating freelance photographers as needed

  • Photographing corporate events, community events and team events as needed

  • Assisting Team photographers with team operations and imaging needs

  • Research best practices in photography across professional sports teams

  • Serve as a dedicated matchday photographer for the Atlanta United 2’s

  • Assisting the Creative and Digital teams as needed

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Commitment to a 30-hour work week with availability to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends

  • Recent college graduate in Photography, Photojournalism, Visual Communication, or related field

  • Possess a high level of interest in working in a fast-paced, sports-centered environment

  • Must have at least 1-2 years of related work or volunteer experience

  • Must be able to show a portfolio of work that outlines an understanding of visual storytelling, ability to work with natural and studio lighting, and knowledge of image post processing and editing

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated experience with still photography and post processing skills

  • Understanding of sports action, lifestyle and portrait photography

  • Experience with Adobe Lightroom, Photo Mechanic, Photoshop and Mac operating systems

  • Knowledge of DSLR and mirrorless camera systems

  • Knowledge of metadata and how it effects the user experience when searching for an asset

  • Ability to work with both ambient and studio lighting including familiarity with various light modifiers

  • Possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Maintain exceptional written and oral communication skills with ability to communicate to all levels

  • Attention to detail and ability to focus on one task for an extended period of time

  • Demonstrate maturity and professionalism

  • DAM experience preferred

  • Understanding of NFL and MLS preferred