Director of Photography

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MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: by March 30 to be considered.


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The Opportunity:
Are you a visual storytelling enthusiast with a knack for creating captivating photo and video content? Do you have the skills to lead and manage a team of talented creatives while elevating an institution’s brand and reputation? The University of Central Florida is looking for a Director of Photography to play a pivotal role in shaping our visual storytelling and brand perception.


Team Leadership: Manage and lead the photo/video team, fostering growth and development among team members.
Cultivate a high-performance culture, ensuring alignment with UCF’s brand and creative standards.
Content Creation: Direct and execute photo and video shoots to enhance storytelling capabilities and elevate the university’s reputation.
Create brand videos and guide editors to produce compelling stories that resonate with audiences, driving emotional and rational responses.
Asset Management: Maintain and manage photo and video backup systems, multimedia databases, and user permissions.
Evaluate and facilitate external access to still and video images while providing guidance on usage.
Workflow Management: Coordinate shoots, talent, and locations, overseeing documentation such as agreements and releases.
Develop and implement systems and procedures for digital asset management, ensuring a streamlined workflow process.
Equipment Oversight: Manage the inventory of University Marketing and Communications photography/video equipment.
Ensure organizational and operational quality of equipment, facilitating seamless operation for the team.
Collaboration: Work closely with college communicators to plan, research, and execute stories aligning with and amplifying the university’s vision.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and 8+ years of relevant experience, including 3+ years of leadership experience. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience pursuant to Fla. Stat. 112.219. Click here for more information

Preferred Qualifications:
Proven experience in managing and leading a team of photographers, editors, and motion graphics specialists.
Extensive experience in directing and executing photo and video shoots.
Strong understanding of brand development and the ability to create compelling, emotionally resonant content.
Proficient in digital asset management systems and multimedia databases.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders and college communicators.
Familiarity with higher education marketing and communications is a plus.
Additional Application Materials Required:

Please include work examples or portfolio.

Special Instructions to the Applicants:
Classification Title: Director, Marketing Communications I

Are you ready to unleash YOUR potential?
As a next-generation public research university and Forbes-ranked top employer in Florida, we are a community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to create broader prosperity and help shape a better future. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you’ll play an integral role at one of the most impactful universities in the country. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses, engaging in impactful work that makes a positive difference. Your time at UCF will provide you with many meaningful opportunities to grow, you’ll work alongside talented colleagues on complex projects that will challenge you and help you gain new skills and you’ll have countless rewarding experiences that go well beyond a paycheck.

Working at UCF has its perks!  UCF offers:
Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
Paid time off, including annual and sick time off and paid holidays
Retirement savings options
Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions
Education assistance
Flexible work environment
And more…For more benefits information, view the UCF Employee Benefits Guide click here.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Department: Communications and Marketing VP

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM. Hybrid work options available as per UCF policy and with supervisory approval.

Expected Salary: $75,809.00 to Negotiable

Job Posting End Date: 03-30-2024-12-00-AM

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