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Company: Taylor Guitars
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: November 18, 2022

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We are looking for a passionate product and lifestyle photographer and guitar player to join our team. You must be left- and right-brained with awesome creativity, but well-organized with a keen eye for detail. Primary responsibilities include photographing and processing files of people, artists, guitars, merchandise, or other commercial products. This position will require some travel to Tecate, local shoots, and tradeshows. You will work alongside our art directors, but also work very independently producing shoots, working with vendors, and managing our digital photo assets. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESReasonable Accommodations Statement To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Image photography, processing and manipulation of guitars, accessories, apparel and lifestyle photographs for Taylor Website, Wood&Steel Magazine, events, headshots
  • Works closely with art directors and designers to set goals and desired outcomes for photo shoots
  • Indoor, studio and outdoor photography - using both natural and artificial light sources
  • Coordinating, producing and shooting lifestyle photoshoots in various areas throughout San Diego
  • Run and maintain photo studio, materials, equipment etc. keeping it in proper working order
  • Maintain photo studio equipment inventories
  • Detailed ordering, tracking and returns of guitar in photo
  • Responsible for movement of guitars to other photo vendors
  • Maintain photo vendor relationships; issues POs for vendors while maintaining monthly budgets
  • Maintain detailed filing system of photography on storage systems as well as our digital asset management platformCOMPETENCIES:
    • Customer Focus - Knows who internal customers are. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer (internal and external). Establishes and maintains effective relationships. Delivers products that meet customer expectations.
    • Results Oriented - Works as a productive and cooperative member of a cohesive group. Persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. Pushes self and helps others achieve results. Solution vs. problem oriented. Demonstrates ability to adjust when obstacles arise.
    • Communicates Effectively - Communicates proactively and with purpose and professionally, in a concise and straightforward manner. Attentively listens to others. Communicates to those involved, especially if agreements cannot be kept. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
    • Accountability - Takes personal responsibility for decisions, behaviors, actions and failures, and commits to necessary corrective action. Able to admit limitations of knowledge, yet demonstrate a willingness to do what is needed to improve. Proactively seeks feedback without being defensive. Does what is right because it is the right thing to do. Leaves personal circumstances outside of work in order to remain engaged in the task at hand. Maintains a positive attitude despite adversity.
    • Reliability - Demonstrates reliable and predictable attendance and punctuality.
    • Communication - Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
    • Resourceful - Ability to meet challenges with resourcefulness
    • Team Oriented - Ability to get along with others and to work well in a team environment
    • Technical Aptitude - Knowledge of general protocol and procedure pertaining to area
    • Technical Aptitude - Skill of planning and prioritizing work activities


      POSITION QUALIFICATIONSEducation & Experience: Four+ years of commercial photography experience (both product and lifestyle); proficiency with all facets of modern product and lifestyle photography, processing and equipment. Expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud and Capture One software.Ability to travel to Tecate required. Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus. Computer Skills: Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, Capture One, Microsoft Office and ability to learn new software applications

Keywords: Taylor Guitars, El Cajon , Photographer, Other , El Cajon, California

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