Club Photographer

  • Fort Lauderdale United FC
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • 30 Mar, 2024
Full time Digital Marketing Media

Job Description

Job Title: Club Photographer 
Organization: Fort Lauderdale United FC 
Department: Marketing 
Reports To: Head of Marketing 
Classification: Full-time 
COMPANY INFORMATION: 
Fort Lauderdale United FC is one of the 8 teams that will feature in the inaugural 2024 season of the USL Super League. Additional teams are set to join in subsequent seasons. Fort Lauderdale United FC is set to play their home matches at Nova Southeastern University, in Davie, Florida, formerly home to the Miami Dolphins training facility. 
 
POSITION SUMMARY: 
The Club Photographer is a visual storyteller, tasked with capturing the intensity, passion, and beauty of soccer through the lens. This role demands creativity, technical photography skills, and a keen eye for capturing the moments that define our club's spirit. From game days to community events, the Club Photographer will play a pivotal role in how our fans and the wider world see and engage Fort Lauderdale United FC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Capture high-quality photographs of all club matches, including home, away, and international friendlies, as well as training sessions and special events. 
- Work closely with the Marketing team to deliver compelling visual content that supports our brand's narrative across various platforms, including social media, the club's website, and marketing materials. 
- Manage the end-to-end process from shooting to post-production, ensuring all content is aligned with the club's brand and aesthetic guidelines. 
- Organize and maintain a digital photo library, ensuring easy access and efficient retrieval of images for all departments. 
- Stay ahead of current trends in sports photography and continuously seek to innovate and improve the visual content produced by the club. 
- Collaborate with team members to conceptualize and execute photo shoots for player announcements, merchandise, and promotional campaigns. 
- Ensure timely delivery of images for press releases, social media updates, and live match coverage. 
- Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Experience & Knowledge:
- Proven experience as a professional photographer, with a portfolio that demonstrates expertise in sports photography or related fields. 
- Proficiency in photo editing software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom). 
- Strong understanding of digital photography techniques, equipment, and lighting setups. 
- Ability to work in a fast-paced sports environment and adapt to changing conditions and requirements. 
- Excellent organizational skills to manage a comprehensive photo library. 
- Creative vision with attention to detail. 
- Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work closely with team members across different departments. 
- Independent, self-motivated, and capable of taking initiative on creative projects.

Experience: 
- At least 3+ years of professional photography experience, with a preference for those who have worked in sports or event photography.

Educational Background: (A plus not Required) 
A bachelor's degree in photography, Visual Arts, or a related field is preferred but not required with sufficient professional experience.

If you're passionate about soccer and have the skills to capture the moments that matter, join us and help tell the story of Fort Lauderdale United FC through your lens.

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.