Photography Assistant with AMB Sports + Entertainment in Atlanta · GA

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About AMB Sports + Entertainment Group:
AMB Sports & Entertainment is part of the Blank Family of Businesses comprised of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United FC, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and PGA TOUR Superstore.
Who we are:
We use our core values as a compass to guide our decisions because they are our North Star.  If we live our core values daily, we know everything else will take care of itself.  We enjoy a culture rooted in giving back to others through our time, talents, labor, and financial commitment.  We are successful when we collaborate with and value each other like family, maintain a hunger to delight guests and continuously innovate, listen closely for even the smallest need for improvement, stand up for convictions, and genuinely own our responsibilities as if our name is on the outside of the building. 
Our Ideal Candidates:
  • Actively Listen – Take an active role in listening by being present in the moment, using healthy body language, and ensuring joint understanding.  When we read between the lines and hear what others are saying and what they are not saying, we encounter amazing opportunities to go the extra mile in serving them.  
  • Collaborate – Realize that we are better together than we are alone.  We achieve much better results when others have the opportunity to add their diverse perspectives.  Be open to feedback and actively seek input from a variety of people at varying levels because the best ideas come from those who are closest to those we serve. 
  • Engage in Servant Leadership – Put others ahead of yourself even when it’s difficult.  Find opportunities to lead by example in the way you pitch in and help others.  Giving back to others is at the heart of what we do.  
  •  Build Relationships – Cultivate trust in relationships by showing respect and sensitivity.  Invest time in helping others to continuously improve by listening to their ideas and helping them to continuously improve.  
  •  Own Results – Own issues you encounter even when they are outside of your area of responsibility by taking action or seeking out the needed resolution. You are empowered and expected to take risks aimed at exceeding the expectations of our guests.  Take advantage of this rare opportunity by utilizing available resources.     
Position Summary:
The Photography Assistant will be responsible for assisting in day-to-day photographic operations, administration, and imaging needs for the Photography Department across all brands under the AMB Sports + Entertainment umbrella, including the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In this position the candidate will play a key role in assisting to shape and organize the visual storytelling across the businesses while assisting with maintaining our digital asset library.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Assisting in day-to-day photo administration and operations
  • Serve as an assistant to the photographer(s) on select photo shoots
  • Assisting Digital Asset Manager and Team Photographers with daily maintenance of the Digital Asset Management System (DAM); including tagging metadata, archiving, creating portals, spotlight searches and collections
  • Coordinating delivery of images for internal and external partners
  • Assist with coordinating freelance photographers as needed
  • Photographing corporate events, community events and team events as needed
  • Assisting Team photographers with team operations and imaging needs
  • Research best practices in photography across professional sports teams
  • Serve as a dedicated gameday/matchday resource in support of the Media and Creative teams; including running cards from photographers to editors, culling and post processing images for production, building photo galleries and serving as an alternate gameday shooter as needed
  • Assisting the Creative and Digital teams as needed

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • Commitment to a 30-hour work week for a period of 1 year with availability to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • Recent college graduate in Photography, Photojournalism, Visual Communication, or related field
  • Possess a high level of interest in working in a fast-paced, sports-centered environment
  • Must have at least one (1) year related work or volunteer experience
  • Must be able to show a portfolio of work that outlines an understanding of visual storytelling, ability to work with natural and studio lighting, and knowledge of image post processing and editing

Required Skills:
  • Demonstrated experience with still photography and post processing skills
  • Understanding of sports action, lifestyle and portrait photography
  • Experience with Adobe Lightroom, Photo Mechanic, Photoshop and Mac operating systems
  • Knowledge of DSLR and mirrorless camera systems
  • Knowledge of metadata and how it effects the user experience when searching for an asset
  • Ability to work with both ambient and studio lighting including familiarity with various light modifiers
  • Experience setting up and working with remote cameras preferred
  • Possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Maintain exceptional written and oral communication skills with ability to communicate to all levels
  • Attention to detail and ability to focus on one task for an extended period of time
  • Demonstrate maturity and professionalism
  • Positive attitude and willing to go the ‘extra mile’
  • Must be able to provide transportation to AMBSE properties and shoot locations
  • Website CMS and DAM experience preferred
  • Understanding of NFL and MLS preferred