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Job # 037110 Department Code 24003-1032 Department Marketing & Communications Job Title Photographer Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Staff Photographer brings Syracuse University to life through compelling imagery. Based on the needs of the project, the photographer will use their artistic and technical skills to create images. The staff photographer will produce photographs to support the university’s brand messaging and captures images and portraits at events for use in marketing and communications materials.


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.

• Two (2) plus years of experience working in a high performing marketing operation.

• Track-record of producing high-end imagery for use across the marketing and communications spectrum.

• Portfolio showing variety of work including studio, set, architectural and candid imagery.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Ability to work quickly, effectively, thrives with deadlines.

• Excellence in post-production, photo-editing using Adobe Suite.

• Understanding on Canon and Nikon cameras and Profoto lighting system and modifiers.

• Excellence in shot composition along with lighting, both studio and use of natural light.

• Demonstration of understanding of marketing trends and effect on photographic style.

• Understanding of photography rights and permissions.

• Professional photography portfolio submitted with application.

• Understanding of marketing, brand stewardship best practices.

• Track-record of working within brand guidelines.

• Detail oriented individual.

• Excellent communication skills, ability to collaborate with a team and time management skills.

• Willingness to travel to work on-site at events.

• Close visual acuity to perform tasks related to photography.

• Ability to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.

• Frequently moves Audio/Visual equipment across campus to various sites and for events; ability to move, lift, set up and break down photography and videography equipment.

• Ability to lift 25-50 lbs. repeatedly at multiple assignments.

• Flexibility and ability to position oneself to shoot a variety of images.

• Photo/video shoots may require standing, sitting, and kneeling for 4-8 hours.


• Plays critical role in bringing the Syracuse University brand to life effectively and consistently though compelling imagery.

• Captures images and portraits at events for use in marketing and communications materials.

• Edits images using Adobe Creative Suite.

• Assists Director of Photography and Sr. Photographer with lighting and equipment.

• Retrieves images and works to maintain Digital Asset Management System.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift 25-50 lbs. repeatedly at multiple assignments.


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume, cover letter, and portfolio showing variety of work including studio, set, architectural and candid imagery.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 06/16/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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