Full time assistant
Herne Hill, London
Dreaming of a career full of lights, cameras and action?
A natural born communicator with a talent for Twitter?
An efficient email enthusiast?
I have a job for you.
I am looking for a full-time assistant to join me on the ever-more-exciting adventure of capturing great personalities and creating awesome portraits. You may have seen my work in The Sunday Times, the BBC, and The National Portrait Gallery. I have photographed personalities ranging from homeless people in London to Nobel Prize laureates and I want you to join me on the next step.
A Typical Day
A day at my office will consist of supporting me on numerous tasks - from managing my diary and keeping an eye on my inbox, to arranging meetings with clients on my behalf. You will regularly produce blog posts and social media content and will help promote my work online. You’ll help with basic photoshoot production, from booking spaces to equipment management to finding the right models or hotels. And when I am out on a shoot, you can come too, carrying equipment, grabbing coffees, juggling files and suggesting ideas.
You are the right person if...
You are looking for a foot in the photography door.
You produce a tick list of tasks without being told to do so. You’re an inbox-zero type with time management skills to match.
You are as eloquent when facing a 140 character limit as you are explaining ideas to clients. You speak well on the phone. You write well.
You know your Adams from your Avedon. You do not need to know your Canon from your Nikon.
You are happy to take the lead, but equally happy to take on a menial task if it means a better outcome for the team.
A 4am wake-up call does not throw you and wading in icy-cold streams for a day isn’t an issue.
You are cool under pressure and level-headed when facing difficulties.
Extra awesome if...
Every day is a school day for you. Your eagerness will take you further.
You are great on Instagram, know a tweet from a retweet and appreciate the importance of LinkedIn.
You have a driving licence and don’t mind taking the wheel from time to time.
You like the dog at the studio and the cat that may occasionally visit.
In return I can offer you
A chance to learn a tremendous amount about running a photography business. From the daily grind to the red carpet - you will get a chance to experience it all and play your part in it.
A solid starting salary
A fun, relaxed environment to work in
An opportunity to develop your skills as a photographer - feel free to use the gear when I am not using it
You will be working full time, but the hours are flexible. We’ll both be based in my studio in Hearne Hill, or on location wherever is required.
This is a 6 month initial contract (with an 8 week probation period) with the possibility of further extensions.
Does that sound like a match?
Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
Covering letter: tell me why you think this is a job for you. Feel free to be as creative as you like.
Sample Blog Post: write about a photography project you have been involved in (e.g. a shoot, a trip, an event). Include a few tweets with it.