Associate photographer wanted for Cars.com editorial department

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Assistant Photo Editor
Chicago,Illinois
Full-Time/Regular

Job Description

Cars.com is a leader in the automotive digital marketplace. Since 1997, we have built our Editorial content to preeminent status in the industry. While enjoying great stability, we continue to grow. Our workforce has more than doubled since 2006, and our revenue has increased more than 150% in that same time. Our highly engaged workforce enjoys our dedication to work/life balance, wellness and career growth as well as a rich set of employee programs. We’re big enough to provide abundant resources and small enough for employees to make an immediate impact.

The Assistant Photo Editor will be primarily responsible for maintaining the post-production workflow of original, internally-produced photo shoots. Secondary responsibilities include handling production overflow, which includes photographing cars for reviews and other automotive photojournalism projects, as well as maintaining our image database with the most current and accurate images available. The ideal candidate should have strong organizational skills and the ability to self-manage workflows and anticipate team needs. These qualities are equally important as photographic experience.

Responsibilities include:
Shooting:
During heavy deadlines, and when Senior Photo Editor is traveling, the Assistant Photo Editor will need to ensure photo production moves forward.
  • Scheduling shoots
  • Shooting photos
  • Working with News team on breaking news and special projects
  • Prioritize development of fresh, original content
Post-production:

  • Download, curate, edit, and archive internally-produced photo shoots:
  • Car/Truck reviews
  • Multi-Car Challenges
  • Auto Shows
  • Special Projects
Photography archive and photo database management:
  • Use internal applications to keep photography assets up to date and accurately archived
  • Acquire, resize and upload OEM and internally-produced images into database
  • Update and maintain database of 360 panoramic videos
  • Maintain spreadsheet of database assets and report weekly on updates/status
  • Video Assistance
  • Help maintain online library of video assets for affiliated TV stations
  • Help with video editing as needed
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Required Skills
  • Self-starter and able to manage own workload
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Able to handle massive quantities of files and keep everything well organized and easily searchable
  • Anticipates the needs of the team and takes initiative to solve problems
  • Resourceful, highly organized and capable of multi-tasking
  • Strong problem-solving skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong photography editing skills
  • Fluent in both Mac and PC platforms
  • Demonstrated fundamental skills in photographic production and post-production

Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Photography or Digital Media
  • 1-2 years of professional experience
 

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Limited to IL?
Limited how? It's a 9-5 job based out of our downtown Chicago location and part of the job includes shooting cars at our studio in Hoffman Estates as well as cars in our local test car fleet garaged downtown.
 

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Wish I was up to date on photoshop and lightroom skills...I'd love to do this.
 

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