University Information & Communications

Job Details:
The Office of University Information and Communications seeks applicants for a staff photographer. This position is responsible for producing a wide variety of creative, high-quality images of people and events for the university's web sites, print publications and social media sites. The staff photographer will also be encouraged to produce multimedia presentations, including video, for online environments. Salary is dependent upon experience; minimum starting salary is $36,426.00. Starting Date: October 1, 2013.

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  2. At least four or more years of experience in public relations or a similar field, preferably at a university setting
  3. Demonstrated experience in working with or commitment to issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization
  4. Creative talent and solid technical knowledge of relevant digital equipment and imaging/editing software, including Photoshop
  5. Ability to work with natural, strobe flash and studio lighting to produce high-quality images
  6. Must have experience producing multimedia presentations, including audio, video and still photography, as well as editing productions
  7. Must be available for frequent nights and weekend work projects
  8. Must be able to follow directions and handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  9. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  10. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills

  1. Experience shooting with Canon DSLR cameras.

Responsibilities include scheduling and coordinating in-studio and on-location photo shoots to complete assignments; planning and coordinating with writers, editors and others in University Information and Communications to identify appropriate concepts, people and locations for photos assigned; taking multiple photographs as part of each assignment to provide editors and writers with options; enhancing quality of digital images as appropriate to prepare them for publication; archiving the images in the digital repository to make them easily retrievable; handling and maintaining all photo equipment and arranging for repair as needed.

To Ensure Consideration:
All applications are due electronically by Friday, August 30, 2013.

To Apply:
Qualified applicants are required to electronically submit:
  1. A letter of application addressing each of the qualifications required for the position,
  2. A current resume,
  3. A separate statement demonstrating experience in working with or commitment to issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization,
  4. A list of three references (name, address and telephone number),
  5. Submit at least five (5) photography samples electronically and one video ( links accepted).

Before you get started with the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) by selecting the link below. External applicants can also view the FAQs after accessing the online system by clicking on the "Help" link in the upper right corner.

A potential applicant who is NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System, click here to apply:

UW-Platteville External Applicants

A current employee of the University of Wisconsin System, click here to apply:

UW-Platteville Internal Applicants

Questions regarding the position please contact:
Kim Govier, Media Specialists Search and Screen

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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