Los Angeles Community College District

Sports Photographer/Videographer (#5387)

$16.70-$16.70 hourly / $2,905.80-$2,905.80 monthly / $34,869.60-$34,869.60 annual


Definition

Performs pre- to post-production of photographs and/or video footage captured during sports events. Typically works on an on-call basis for a specific sporting event.

Typical Duties

Takes live fast-action photos at outdoor and indoor sporting events; photographs individual athletes, game/stadium action, fans, practices, and community events.

Shoots and edits videos at outdoor and indoor sporting events; videos individual athletes, game/stadium action, fans, practices, and community events; may create motion graphics.

Edits video and sound to produce full game footage and highlights.

Uploads photos and videos for easy retrieval; maintains a consistent digital asset management system.

Provides fast turnaround of images for web, social media, and news media requests.

Disseminates videos and photographs to media or other third parties as directed.

Travels to various games and events to capture shots and video footage.

May work with student journalists and sports writers as directed.

May assist other event personnel in the set-up, operation, and clean-up of event venues; ticket sales; ushering and crowd control; concession operations; and parking control as needed.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Sports Photographer/Videographer performs pre- to post-production of photographs and/or video footage captured during sports events. Typically works on an on-call basis for a specific sporting event.

A Sports Information Specialist performs a variety of paraprofessional and technical public relation duties designed to publicize, promote, and document inter-collegiate athletic programs, games, events, and athletics at a college, build campus spirit, and enhance the visibility of the athletic program with local media outlets and the public.

A Sports Event Technician performs a wide variety of technical duties for intercollegiate sporting events such as scorekeeping, timekeeping, statistical record maintenance, and game announcing in accordance with applicable NCAA regulations, procedures and standards. Typically works on an on-call basis for a specific sporting event.

Supervision

General supervision is received from the Athletics Director or his/her designee. No supervision is exercised.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, and techniques of sports photography

Specialized equipment, such as high-definition lenses and multi-shutter-speed cameras

Principles, practices, and techniques of post-production and photo-editing

Principles, practices, and techniques of sports videography

Specialized equipment, such as professional or prosumer-grade cameras

Video and sound editing tools

Programs and platforms used to build video and photo galleries, slide shows, and other multi-media storytelling elements

Photo and video editing software and image-management systems

Sports common in community colleges such as football, baseball, basketball, track and field, swimming, and golf

Skill in:

Hand-eye coordination

Artistic instincts

Ability to:

Produce high quality sports photography and/or videography

Digitize, edit, and organize video footage

Maintain an extensive database of videos and photos

Test and maintain photographic and video equipment

Be proactive in identifying good shots as they happen

Work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment with attention to detail

Stay abreast of industry technology, techniques, trends, and best practices

Be punctual and dependable

Communicate effectively

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with athletic department supervisors, coaches, student athletes, and the public

Travel to locations throughout the District and California with assigned teams

Entrance Qualifications

Education:

Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Coursework in photography and/or videography at a university, college, or vocational-technical school is highly desirable.

Experience:

Six months of experience as a sports photographer and/or videographer.

Special:

Must have access to professional camera and video equipment

A valid Class “C” California driver’s license

Travel to locations throughout the District and California may be required for some positions

Must be able and willing to work nights and weekends

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and be capable of standing, walking, crouching, and bending

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 5387; EST: 4/24/2019; REV: 5/22/2019;