Photography Manager
Location: Columbus, OH
Required: 4-year degree in Graphic Design, Photography or related field; Minimum of 3 years and maximum of 6 years of experience in a comparable role required

Orange Barrel Media creates and operates iconic urban media displays that advertisers ask for by name in 19 of the top markets in the U.S. Our commitment to innovation has differentiated OBM as a leader in the Out-of-Home industry and driven the development of our subsidiary, IKE Smart City, a company that is blazing the way in smart city initiatives with our interactive digital kiosk, IKE. OBM’s mission is to improve lives in cities through our media platform and our work supporting public art, mobility, equity, and community initiatives can be seen in cities throughout the nation. We are widely known as a place where people are inspired to achieve success, genuinely like each other, and have endless opportunities to grow. We value our associates and have created an environment of inclusion, respect, and fun. We hire and reward top-notch talent who contribute to our unique culture and shared vision. OBM and IKE Smart City are experiencing momentous growth, almost tripling in size over the past two years, and we start and end each day excited about the work we do together and the new challenges ahead. Learn more at and

OBM is looking for an organized project manager with proven photography and graphic design skills. As an integral part of the Marketing team, the Photography Manager reports to our Senior Graphic Designer and is responsible for managing a network of photographers to capture and deliver a high volume of exceptional images for our Advertising Sales and Business Development teams. This role also organizes and optimizes selects, and assists in updating marketing materials, as needed. The quality of OBM’s photography is a brand differentiator and is critical to the company’s ability to secure revenue. Photography is the focus of all OBM marketing and sales materials and is, therefore, a very high-profile part of our work deliverables. A Photography Manager will succeed in this position if they thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment and are comfortable managing external partners. Flexibility and the ability to adjust on the fly are musts as our culture believes in collaboration and values an enthusiastic “can do” attitude.

• Work closely with the Sales team and Traffic Coordinator to deliver weekly proof-of-purchase images (“POP”) of client advertising campaigns on OBM signs across all markets
• Work closely with the Business Development team to capture imagery for presentations and proposals to cities, landlords, and community partners
• Negotiate photographer fees and manage invoicing
• Develop sign-specific directional documents to instruct photographers before each shoot
• Clearly communicate directions, explain expectations, and request reshoots if they are not met
• Procure new and backup photographers when needed
• Review, organize, select, and perfect images in Photoshop
• Prepare POP links and pdf’s for weekly distribution
• Update brand collateral with new imagery
• Maintain our photography library
• Capture local photography for internal use (i.e., headshots, social media, brand materials)

• Proficient in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Lightroom
• Familiar with camera equipment and photography skills/techniques (ability to shoot preferred)
• Hands-on graphic design experience
• Learns fast, able to successfully interpret and apply distinct visual/design aesthetics
• A keen eye, can differentiate between acceptable and extraordinary photography, and recognizes the importance of nuance
• Excellent verbal and written skills with an ability to speak the same language as photographers to effectively direct and coach them
• Good judgment and willingness to address sub-par deliverables in a firm but positive way to improve quality
• Enjoys project management, is well-organized, and can prioritize to meet deadlines
• Faces challenges head-on with strong problem-solving skills and are comfortable asking for help/assistance
• Can move fast and pivot quickly while handling multiple things at once with exceptional attention-to-detail
• Prefers and are energized by multi-tasking versus a singular linear approach to day-to-day work
• Calm under pressure, rolls with the punches, flexible, open to input, and assumes positive intent when receiving feedback
• Comfortable engaging in collaborative discussions and debates
• 4-year degree in Graphic Design, Photography, or related field preferred

OBM is an equal-opportunity employer, and provides competitive salary/incentive compensation and benefits, 401k match, and expense account.

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