Team Photographer - Stewart-Haas Racing (Charlotte · NC)

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Communications/Community Relations: Photography
General Summary:  Reporting to the Head of Digital and Brand Strategy. The Team Photographer will help us take our visual storytelling to the next level, leading our photography capabilities at SHR. This role will be responsible for ideating, shooting, and editing images at the shop and at the racetrack that highlight the SHR brand, our drivers and partners.

The ideal candidate is a proactive creative with a strong eye, an understanding of the sports photography landscape and a passion for sports (preferably motorsports). This role requires experience concepting, shooting, editing and archiving images for digital and social media platforms and beyond.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead SHR’s in-house photography, concepting productions, shooting and editing images at the shop and at races. 
  • Manage SHR’s digital asset management, uploading, tagging, and maintaining Photoshelter.
  • Lead studio and on-location brand and partner photoshoots with drivers and crew members.
  • Collaborate with the social team to produce imagery for brand and partner content. 
  • Work alongside the marketing account managers to service partner photography requests as they are received.
  • Deliver real-time images on race days and at NASCAR events. 
  • Pull and organize photos for various marketing, driver and partner needs. 
  • Actively engage in the creative process for both post-production and live-production needs; work with all parties to achieve defined goals.
  • Monitor and maintain equipment inventory and facilitating servicing repairs when necessary. 
  • Collaborate with team members to create, and execute ideas that push the envelope, help SHR reach its goals and take our brand to the next level. 
  • Participate in weekly creative meetings that will ideate new projects, outline schedules for upcoming projects and set an annual calendar for content distribution.
  • Participates in other projects related to Stewart-Haas Racing, Haas F1 Team, Gene Haas Foundation and additional miscellaneous projects.

Qualifications and Work Experience:
  • Experience photographing sporting events, preferably racing 
  • Demonstrated experience editing photos for marketing and social use and proficient with post-production software, including Adobe Photoshop
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage projects and deadlines; shares work in-progress, welcomes feedback and engages in constructive discussions to meet deadlines and expectations
  • Ability to take a creative and artistic approach to photography, with a strong understanding of the social media landscape and capturing content across platforms 
  • Comfortability working with athletes and giving direction on sets 
  • Understanding of all studio elements, especially lighting 
  • Experience with digital asset management systems, like Photoshelter
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and departments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask, managing multiple projects with tight timelines
  • A team-oriented mindset and an ability to relate to others and develop sound relationships
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
General office environment. No extraordinary physical demands required. Some stress may occur when tight deadlines are required. 

Travel Demands: 
This position will travel to NASCAR race events on a consistent basis. Extensive travel and extended hours will be required at times. 
Air travel, hotel accommodations and per diem are the responsibility of SHR. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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