Houston AstrosHouston, TX
Full Time Job
Department: Marketing and Communications
Supervisor: Director of Content
The Team Photographer is responsible for the management of photo content for the Houston Astros and portfolio of brands owned by the Organization (i.e. Houston Open). This includes secondary photographer for all game-day capture, studio and portrait photography and non-game day events, as assigned by Director of Content and tenured Team Photographer. Other duties consist of the curation and maintenance of the Photoshelter photo archive. This role will support the departmental duties of the Astros Organization through creative and photographic support.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Organize, manage and process internal and external photography and imaging requests.
• Photograph all Astros and portfolio events (baseball and non-baseball) to include spring training, postseason, community, sponsorship and other events as determined by organization.
• Photograph select road games and/or major travel events (i.e. Postseason, All-Star, etc).
• Create, maintain and oversee digital photo archiving system. Ensure photo archiving system is up to date and the primary resource for all organizations photo assets.
• Provide shot lists and photo direction for key publications and campaigns.
• Provide conceptual ideas of visual evolvement to keep the Astros organization current to market trends.
• Responsible for the inventory management and up-keep of all Astros owned photography equipment.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or intensive certificate program in photography.
• At least 3 years of professional photography experience, specializing in sports and entertainment.
• Experience with editorial photo shoots.
• Professional photography skills, specializing in sports and entertainment (including portfolio).
• Extensive knowledge of the Widen photo archiving system or similar digital asset management systems.
• Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite
• Competence in Adobe Premiere video editing software
• Strong personal and communication skills including the ability to interact with both athletes and executives.
• Must possess a service-oriented mentality.
This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers. The noise level is usually moderate but can be loud within the stadium environment.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and focused vision.
• Ability to lift and/or carry up to 25lbs
• Ability to work in all weather conditions
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate camera equipment
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including extended hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Some travel may be expected in this role.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.