More than a college, Wellesley is a force for change in the world. Every day, we prove Wellesley’s founding radical idea—that educating women leads to progress for everyone.
A Wellesley education prepares students to realize their own highest ambitions and aspirations—and they do. Widely acknowledged to be one of the nation’s premier colleges and the top women’s college, we are unparalleled in educating path-breaking women in every arena.
The Office of Communications & Public Affairs is looking for an experienced photographer to join our creative team as the College to support a complete website redesign.
The ideal candidate is passionate about visual storytelling. New photography for our website will help us provide prospective students with a window into Wellesley’s academic offerings, its vibrant community, and the global impact of our alumnae. This role offers a range of engaging photographic opportunities, which will largely be indoors due to the time of year: including capturing events, classroom activities, and portraits, and will collaborate directly with Wellesley students, faculty, and staff.
The website photographer will follow the art direction outlined in Wellesley’s visual identity guidelines, the style for which should evoke a cinematic-like quality that feels professional, contextual of the campus, and provides an accurate glimpse into life at Wellesley.
Working closely with the director of digital marketing and redesign team, the website photographer will identify, plan, and conduct new photography in support of the website redesign.
In partnership with the director of digital marketing, develop a new system for managing new photography assets for the website.
Select and edit from existing College photography assets where appropriate.
Requirements and Skills
A portfolio or selection of past photography.
Demonstrated experience as a photographer or in another creative multimedia role.
Knowledge of digital accessibility guidelines.
Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
Experience managing complex photography projects.
Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, in particular Adobe Photoshop.
Ability to attend occasional evening or weekend activities.
Preferred: Experience using a website content management system (CMS).
Preferred: Experience working in a higher education setting.
Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, marketing, or related field.
3+ years professional photography experience
Skills and Abilities Required
Demonstrated ability to tell stories using visually engaging materials
Rigorous attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to juggle competing priorities and conflicting deadlines
Excellent interpersonal skills—must be effective at working with a variety of people and circumstances
Good judgment; strong sense of discretion
Must develop a thorough understanding of the College’s mission, key messages, and visual identity
Additional Job Details
This is a full time, 9-month fixed term assignment. Eligible for benefits
All employees hired are strongly encouraged to be up to date with all vaccination and boosters against COVID?19.
Wellesley College offers a wide variety of benefits programs and resources to its employees, including:
Generous paid time off
Following one year of employment, Wellesley College will contribute up to 10.5% towards your 403B plan for eligible employees
Resources to navigate student loan forgiveness
Free use of the athletic/fitness facilities, including onsite fitness classes
Free on-site parking in an enclosed parking garage
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.