Photography Assistant

| Des Moines, IA, USA | Hybrid
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Photography Assistants help photographers setup, execute, and move photoshoots in the studio and on location. Photo Assistants must be passionate about photography and willing to learn. Assisting the Art and Prop departments is also necessary. Responsibilities include:

  • Setup and teardown of photography sets. This includes lighting equipment, camera equipment, and photography props. 
  • Fill in for photographers on shoot days.
  • Organize studio bays before and after each shoot.
  • Assist Photographers / Prop Stylists / Art Directors during the day.


Essential Job Functions | Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

50% - Setup / Teardown of Photography Sets

35% - Assisting Photographers / Studio Organization

15% - Commercial Photography

Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


Photography Degree - Experience and Portfolio may be considered in lieu of degree.


Internship in photography or previous experience assisting photographers is a plus.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Must be a self starter, have good organizational skills, and be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Must have a positive attitude and be willing to take direction from others.
  • Must be able to lift and move heavy objects such as C-stands or surfaces.
  • Must be able to use Capture One and Photoshop efficiently.


% Travel Required (Approximate): 5%

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Atomic design is in our DNA at Dotdash. We're striving to have the dev and design teams work closer together and use a single source of truth for how components are pieced together using predefined molecules and atoms. This is exciting and innovative work that is helping us scale at an incredible rate and deliver on our promise of fastest sites!


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How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We do quite a few things to encourage creativity like hackathons, design sprints, and "Unconferences". That said, I think the most meaningful thing we do is to encourage teams to be autonomous. Having control and ownership over their respective applications gives our team members the freedom to explore ideas to solve their own problems.



What are Dotdash Meredith Perks + Benefits

Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Dotdash matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 10% of their annual base salary.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours

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