Director of Photography

CoStar Group, US-VA Richmond

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Director of Photography

Job Description


CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading global provider of commercial and residential real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces.  Included in the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100, CoStar Group is on a mission to digitize the world’s real estate, empowering all people to discover properties, insights and connections that improve their businesses and lives. 

We have been living and breathing the world of real estate information and online marketplaces for over 35 years, giving us the perspective to create truly unique and valuable offerings to our customers.  We’ve continually refined, transformed and perfected our approach to our business, creating a language that has become standard in our industry, for our customers, and even our competitors.  We continue that effort today and are always working to improve and drive innovation.  This is how we deliver for our customers, our employees, and investors.  By equipping the brightest minds with the best resources available, we provide an invaluable edge in real estate. 

CoStar is the global leader in commercial real estate information, analytics and news. Commercial Real Estate industry professionals around the globe use CoStar to access the most comprehensive data to make decisions with confidence. CoStar delivers immediate, verified commercial real estate information on over 5.9 million properties across every market.  

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The Role

At CoStar Group, Photography plays a critical role in bringing our products to life on behalf of our customers.  Whether visually capturing a new state of the art office building or the essence of a neighborhood, photography and video brings real estate to life and allows users to imagine what is possible.  Reporting to the VP of Field Operations, we are looking for a Director of Photography who will lead and inspire a management team responsible for a growing team of world class photographers.  This individuals mandate will be to ensure timely delivery of quality content consisting of photography and video across our products (CoStar,, LoopNet, Ten-X,, etc.).  They will need to bring  a strong operational mindset and leadership to the position.  


  • Lead a team of Managers and individual contributors with a strong operational mindset to ensure individual metrics and quality standards are being met.

  • Develop and recruit strong operational leadership to support the organization.

  • Coach and develop Managers and individual contributor photographers to drive success

  • Ensure operational metrics are being met by teams, problem shoot obstacles, and provide on-going and real time feedback to managers and teams

  • Focus on continuous improvement of workflows and processes to drive optimization and innovation.

  • Collaborate with Sales leaders, Product, Research and IT to deliver the best visual product possible on behalf of our customers.

  • Develop world class on-boarding and training programs that focus on driving integration of new team members and the on-going development of photographers and managers.


  • Bachelors required and Masters preferred

  • 10+ years of experience leading large-scale dispersed teams (200+) against deadlines and deliverables

  • Proven track record driving accountability with Managers and leading in a metric driven organization

  • Demonstrated ability to operate in fast paced environment with high creative and delivery standards

  • Ability to collaborate across functional areas to deliver assignments

  • Passion and interest in real estate as plus

What's In It For You?

When you join CoStar Group, you’ll experience a collaborative and innovative culture working alongside the best and brightest to empower our people and customers to succeed. 

We offer you generous compensation and performance-based incentives. CoStar Group also invests in your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program. 

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to): 

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug 

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance 

  • Virtual and in person mental health counseling services for individuals and family 

  • Commuter and parking benefits 

  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions 

  • Employee stock purchase plan 

  • Paid time off 

  • Tuition reimbursement 

  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, Pelotons, personal training, group exercise classes

  • Access to CoStar Group’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Employee Resource Groups 

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks 

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.  However, please note that CoStar Group is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. 


CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

About CoStar Group

CoStar Group is the leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the commercial and residential property markets.

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