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University Communications Student Photographer

Apply now Job No: 495046
Division/Organization: General Services
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Location: UW-Madison
Campus Location: STATE ST 711
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $13.00
Job Categories: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Interpersonal Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, Communications

Department Overview:

University Communications is UW-Madison’s central media relations unit and reports campus news and information through Inside UW faculty and staff e-newsletter, The Weekly student e-newsletter,, several official campus social media channels, and news release distribution to external media.

Anticipated Start Date:

Mid-Sept. 2019

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

End of 2019/2020 academic year (with option to continue)

Anticipated Hours Per Week:



Flexible weekday schedule with some weekend and evening assignments

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:

$13.00 per hour minimum

Number of Positions:



  • Must be a registered UW-Madison undergraduate or graduate student
  • Published experience with editorial or news-focused photography
  • Familiarity with DSLR camera equipment (office-provided equipment is Nikon based)
  • Familiarity with image metadata and digital asset management
  • Mac OS experience
  • Social media experience, particularly Instagram
  • Familiarity with AP-style caption writing
  • Experience with on and off camera flash

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of RAW digital file capture and processing (Adobe Lightroom preferred)
  • Strong communication, people and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and creatively
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Position Summary/Job Duties:

This is an opportunity to gain real-world photography experience in an editorial setting and help to tell the story of UW-Madison.

The student photographer will work under the guidance of the two University Communications’ staff photographers and help provide visual coverage of campus news, events and campus student life. This position is not primarily focused on sports photography or coverage of Badger athletics. 

Assignments will include photography of campus news and events, as well as image captioning, digital processing, and electronic distribution. Digital processing of staff photographer photos may also be assigned.

In addition to filling out the online application form here, please submit six to eight 2000-pixel photos (longest dimension) to the upload link below that best represent your work with either embedded captions or a separate text document containing photo captions.  Please name your photo files in the format “Lastname_Firstname_Frame number” such as “Smith_John_1234.jpg”. If a separate text document is used for captions, please name the document “Firstname_Lastname_captions”. You can upload your images using this link:


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

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