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Job listing closed on 27 Jun 2024
15 Jun 2024


🇺🇸 El Segundo, CA, USA
Full Time
3+ years exp.
US$65,000 – US$70,000 per year

Job Title: Photographer

Department: Marketing

Reports to: Photographer/Digital Assets Archivist

Manages: N/A

Position Summary: The Photographer will assist the Lakers marketing team in capturing, tagging, archiving and distributing Los Angeles Lakers photo assets across the organization.

Essential Functions (Duties & Responsibilities):

  • Assist in all photography needs for the organization
  • Photograph home games, practices, photoshoots, and company events (community or internal)
  • Photograph select games and events for South Bay Lakers
  • Ability to take, prioritize and distribute photos in a very short time period
  • Photograph non-game events for Lakers departments — Corporate Partnerships, Community Relations, Season Seats, Basketball Operations etc.
  • Go-to resource for all organizational photography needs, including fulfillment of internal and external photo requests
  • Work closely with the Marketing Department (Creative, Social Media, Product) to identify best images and ability to edit and archive for use
  • Catalog/tag images from multiple photographers and organize/manage the team’s photo library by establishing and maintaining processes consistent with easy use and retrieval
  • Manage team’s photo library in an organized manner to allow seamless collaboration across all departments
  • Work collaboratively with the Marketing department to execute visual goals for content and brand initiatives
  • Collaborate with Creative Team on visual brand direction for the season

Education: Bachelor’s degree (preferred)

Previous Experience:

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a photographer within a professional environment.
  • Two (2) years photographing sports (preferred).

Technology Capabilities:

  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite; including Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom.
  • Experience with metadata, photo logging, or digital asset management.
  • Familiarity with Canon interface (preferred) .

Knowledge Skills, Abilities:

  • Strong experience in live sports photography with a passion for basketball
  • Experience setting up and executing photo shoots
  • Expert knowledge of Media Asset Management, such as Photoshelter and Greenfly
  • Knowledge of best photo tagging practices
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms and engagement
  • Strong knowledge of sports and social media photography best practices, industry trends and techniques
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate discretion and good judgement in capturing behind the scenes content
  • Comfortable in fast-paced environments with the ability to adapt and problem solve
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism around athletes and coaches
  • Comfortable in arranging groups or teams of people for a group photo
  • Creative thinker who brings excitement and energy to each day on the job

Location: El Segundo (offices M-F and for South Bay Lakers games), downtown Los Angeles (Crypto.com Arena for Laker home games), and other occasional off-site events; Hybrid work schedule

Travel: Up to 15% of time

The pay range for this role is $65,000 to $70,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience and certifications

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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