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Student Photographer

The Communications and Marketing team supports the UL Lafayette brand and mission through strategic, integrated communications and marketing initiatives. The team collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to convey stories of teaching, research, innovation and service accomplishments. Services include brand management; print, digital and web communications, and design; marketing and promotion; campus wayfinding and service scaping; issues management; crisis communication; and media relations counsel.

A photography position within the Office of Communications and Marketing provides students the opportunity to work in an agency-like atmosphere where creative problem-solving and collaboration with colleagues lead to the development of effective strategies to build awareness, engagement, and action from target audiences.

 

Responsibilities

The Student Photographer will photograph and/or record major university events, department functions, marketing campaign shoots, and take portraits of staff and students.

This individual will edit and share photo collections with clients and the team in a timely manner; sometimes same-day edits are required for posting on social media and other platforms. They will upload photos into the university data asset management system, assigning appropriate keywords to photos for easy accessibility.

The Student Photographer reports to the Assistant Director of Multimedia Services under the direction of the Creative Director. Students will work closely with various members of the marketing team and professional staff/clients from around university.

 

Qualifications

Currently enrolled as a student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Experience editing photos with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.

Able to work a flexible schedule to cover some evening and weekend events as well as maintaining some office hours

Possess creativity and a solid understanding of DSLR cameras, lighting, and gathering audio

Fine attention to detail

Professionalism, dependability, and respect for others

Exceptional communication skills

Able to perform well in a team-oriented, collaborative atmosphere

Strong sense of curiosity and creativity

A motivated individual: strives for ongoing improvement and is passionate about learning

Able to receive constructive criticism to improve skillset

 

Physical Requirements:

Ability to repeatedly, or for extended periods, sit, stand, stoop, and walk, and reach in any direction

Ability to lift or transport loads up to 50 pounds

Ability to hear a wide range of levels and tones with strong vision, including good depth perception and ability to differentiate colors

 

Applications:

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and three references to the UL Lafayette Foundation by emailing courtney@louisiana.edu