Director of Photography

Posted: 12/16/2018

Location: Universal City, California
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Branding, Digital Marketing, Social Media
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Role Summary:
Looking for a highly skilled Director of Photography with substantial studio still department experience to provide strong creative, strategic and managerial backup to department VP. Individual must possess an exceptional aesthetic sense, creative eye and strategic understanding of material. Must be able to anticipate unique needs on complex and complicated projects including both live action and animation. Individual should be effective working in a diverse group of people and adept at developing and maintaining excellent relationships with photographers, filmmakers and talent reps.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • You will be the lead editor and studio contact actively working on 7-10 domestic release titles at all stages including pre-production, production, theatrical release and potential awards window.
  • Supervise unit photographers on assigned projects and liaise unit publicists to make sure all needs are covered.
  • Help oversee talent approvals on all projects.
  • You will provide, manage and coordinate selections of photographic material for all marketing departments as needed.
  • Work closely with project executives and upper management on photo selections to meet strategic goals.
  • Handle requests for archival material as needed.
  • Help supervise event photographers on all titles and work with house photographer to secure red carpet set ups and follow up selection for press.
  • Cover for department VP when needed.
  • Come up to speed and integrate into all existing projects.
  • Help review and maintain best practices for the department and help establish new policies and procedures as needed.


  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Approximately 5-10 years in a studio photo department or related high performance photo service organization.
  • Hands on extensive experience editing photographic material for a multitude of purposes including but not limited to publicity, creative advertising, social media, partnerships and international needs.
  • Experience editing and managing big tent pole films including interaction with all studio departments, talent reps, filmmakers, visual FX producers and vendors.
  • Able to liaise and maintain excellent working relationships with filmmakers, talent reps and vendors.
  • Knowledge of unit photographers worldwide and experience with the hiring process.
  • Experience handling special photo shoots.
  • Working knowledge of talent contracts regarding photographic legal and likeness restrictions.
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop or Lightroom with ability to edit, adjust, crop and caption images.
  • Experience with on-line editing programs.
  • Knowledge of event photographers and experience with red carpet set ups and follow up of press images
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once while meeting constantly changing deadlines.
  • Need a consummate team player with commitment to excellence who instills confidence in others.

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

  • Ability to present strategic selections of material and effective plans for implementation.
  • Extensive knowledge of PhotoShop and other graphic programs a plus
  • College degree preferred.
  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Existing relationships with photo editors at major outlets such as EW, LA Times preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of PhotoShop and other graphic programs a plus

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