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    Job Opening: Photographer @ Apex Race Parts

    Apex Race Parts (APEX) is looking for multiple, experienced and passionate automotive photographers to help handle our in-house and on-location technical and creative automotive photography. Initially this would start as project based contract work to test your skills, but could quickly grow into a flexible part-time, salaried full-time, or just remain a contract position, depending on your performance. You would work under the guidance of the Marketing Coordinator as part of a mixed team of other contract and employee photographers and assistants.

    Your duties will include working in our studio and automotive shop area to take and edit photos as defined by the marketing team. An ideal candidate will have direct experience working with paying clients on projects with strict deadlines and high standards of quality. Being required to re-edit work already done to achieve a set quality standard should be familiar for you. You will work with the Marketing Coordinator to execute planned photography jobs ranging from technical under-the-car photos, on-location, and in-studio beauty shots, product photography, and any other miscellaneous photography-related tasks.

    Your problem solving skills and meticulous attention to detail will be exercised on a regular basis as your output will be required to meet specific expectations and deliver on all requirements of detailed project outlines. Your thorough communication skills will be vital to interacting with the marketing team as a whole. Project requirements will often change mid-process and you must be able to improvise, adapt, and overcome challenges. Through your communication, you are expected to lead and properly schedule and delegate tasks to studio assistants, while making an efficient use of your time in the studio. With direction from the Marketing Coordinator, you will be responsible to bring projects from conception to completion with quality results.

    APEX, located in the San Francisco East Bay is a fast growing company that produces high performance automotive wheels and wheel accessories, in addition to distributing a range of other performance products. Our popular products are known for their performance, quality, value, and superior fitment, but our real success comes from our team of hard working, highly motivated staff members, contractors, and partners. Our close-knit team of enthusiasts are passionate and driven to create the highest quality content in the industry. We work everyday to expand our marketing efforts by improving defined systems and constantly improving the quality of content. Although we’ve been in the parts business since 2007, our culture, environment, and growth rate feel more like that of a tech startup.

    Responsibilities & Tasks
    • Take photographs in the studio and on-location: beauty shots, technical shots, and product photography
    • Prep and stage cars or products for shoot
    • Work with and delegate responsibilities to assistants when necessary to maximize productivity throughout photoshoots
    • Follow processes, systems, and project guides to complete projects
    • Help make revisions/improvements to those processes
    • Shot raw photos that meet all requirements, and edit photos to a quality standard determined by the Marketing Coordinator on a project-by-project basis
    • Download and catalog all raw photos including sorting, tagging, and organizing within libraries for editing
    • Observes current automotive photography trends and works with Marketing Coordinator to influence any in-house studio or on-location photography
    • Cares for and properly maintains company-owned photography equipment
    • Maintains organization and cleanliness studio area

    • Serious passion for performance cars, racing, and modifying cars
    • 2+ years of photography experience with an emphasis in the automotive genre
    • Experience and proficiency with various types of photographic styles (i.e. Studio, on-location, product, lightpainting, composites, etc.)
    • Excellent written & verbal communication, and people skills
    • Experience in paid photography work (freelance or part/full-time work)
    • A creative eye with an understanding of fundamental photography concepts and techniques
    • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, Aperture, and Microsoft Office
    • Experience with a wide range of photographic equipment such as cameras, lenses, lighting, support equipment, etc
    • A portfolio of past work for review

    Preferred Skills
    • Experience working in professional studio-type environments
    • Familiarity with vehicle models and available performance parts for BMWs and other makes and models such as Subaru, Porsche, Audi, VW, Lotus, Mustangs, Camaros, Corvettes…
    • Videography experience is a bonus

    What we offer:
    • Initial contract rates negotiable – based on experience
    • Competitive hourly rate or Salary – based on experience & performance
    • Full time Salaried employees also receive:
      • Paid Vacation/Sick days
      • Medical/Dental Benefits
      • Sponsorships/subsidies for HPDE and autocross event registration fees
      • Employee discounts
      • Eligible for SEMA College Grant and loan forgiveness program

    The Environment:
    • 19,000 sq. ft office and warehouse with lobby, break room, conference room, and private work space
    • 4,000 sq. ft professional cyclorama photo studio for car and product photography
    • Car lift, tire mounter/balancer and tools to work on your car

    Next Step:

    Please send resumes including a cover letter that explains why you would be a good fit as our automotive photographer. You MUST include the phrase, “APEX Photographer” in the subject line. Please also include a portfolio of your past work. We will not consider candidates unless a portfolio, the explanation, and subject line are included. Please submit resumes in MS Word or PDF format to apexjobopenings (AT) gmail (DOT) com.

    Do not Private Message, walk-in, or contact us directly by phone for this position. All applicants must apply via email.[/QUOTE]
    Last edited by PaintPro21; 06-05-2014, 10:35 AM. - Facebook - Twitter