Position Vacancy Listing - Assistant Photographer/Assistant Editor

Focal Flame Photography, a family-owned Madison, Wisconsin-based photography and video production firm, is seeking part-time Assistant Editors. These entry-level positions involve working in a dynamic, engaging environment during endurance sports events (running events, triathlon, cycling races, etc.), as well as assisting other Focal Flame creative professionals with photography and video production jobs. Individuals qualified in both photography and photo editing can expect to receive additional hours and different wages for each task/skill set.

Assistant Editor

Principal duties:

  • Edit photos in accordance with established digital workflow

  • Assist with photography and video production jobs as needed, including commercial photography and portraits

  • Photographers with experience and/or interest in photo editing are encouraged to apply

Additional requirements:

  • Positive, effective verbal and interpersonal communication skills with clients, event participants, and colleagues

  • Love of the craft and enthusiasm for continual learning

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions (e.g., inclement weather during outdoor events if editing occurs on-site)

  • Ability to lift and carry at least 25 lbs

  • Ability to move on varied terrain and to work on-site for extended periods of time in outdoor locations, regardless of weather conditions

  • Ability to multitask

  • Some day-long or overnight travel may be required

  • Experience/comfort with Apple OS X

  • Familiarity with Adobe Lightroom

  • Availability for work during weekends/leisure time

Hours: Vary (part-time); seasonal peak from spring through fall.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. All hourly wage rates at Focal Flame Photography meet or exceed the City of Madison Living Wage under City of Madison Ordinance 4.20 (for 2017, the Living Wage is $12.85). Equal opportunity employer. 

To apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and portfolio with at least 10 images as examples of your recent editing work to clint@focalflame.com