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Manager of Photography

Detroit, Michigan
Permanent | Job ID #72510 | $125,000 - $140,000 yearly | Posted 3 weeks ago

We are hiring for a Manager of Photography! This is a direct hire position based in Detroit.


This is a true management position, so you must have experience managing multiple photographers, videographers, or creatives and keeping them accountable for quality and production expectations. You will also be a hands-on manager, getting in the field with your team on occasion or as needed.

The salary for this position is $125,000 - $140,000, and there is annual bonus potential.

You must live in the Detroit area already to be considered, or you would need to relocate in under 4 weeks at your own expense if you are not local.

Manager of Photography Responsibilities:

  • You will help lead and manager a photography team of 6 to 10
  • You will have regular daily team meetings to go over production and specific projects
  • You will maintain and uphold best practices with all areas – shooting, editing, scheduling, client interaction, etc.
  • You will oversee image quality to assure everything is within the required standards
  • You will coach photographers and the team in areas that need attention and promote areas that are going well
  • You will develop professional personnel action plans to help your direct team members succeed
  • You will handle team learning and training to help them stay competitive and current in the field in regards to processes, techniques, and tech
  • You will have monthly travel within the city and region, and travel 4 times per year to the headquarters on the east coast

Manager of Photography Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have 5+ years of personnel management of 6 or more employees that have been direct reports
  • Must have experience coaching and developing direct reports held accountable to certain production metrics
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and common tools including Word, Excel, and Outlook specifically
  • Must have great communication skills to speak to a wide range of people internally and externally stakeholders
  • Experience with photography and / or drone videography is a huge plus

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $125,000 - $140,000 yearly


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