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CoStar Realty Information, Inc. Architectural Photographer - Kansas City in Field Based, Kansas

Architectural Photographer - Kansas City

Job Description

OVERVIEW

CoStar Group is the world’s leading provider of information and marketing solutions for the Commercial Real Estate industry. We are a NASDAQ listed company with a market cap of over US$30B and sit alongside other notable names such as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple.

As a technology company, we are the trusted partner for all commercial real estate professionals empowering many of the most well-respected landlords, development companies, brokerage firms, banks, lenders, investors and government agencies.

We do this by actively researching the commercial real estate markets and providing data, analytics, innovative tools and powerful marketing platforms in the U.S. and Internationally to help our clients transact with one another. CoStar continues to win multiple awards including one of Forbes most innovative companies (2017) and Fortune’s fastest growing companies (2018).

As an Architectural Photographer, you will utilize your invention, imagination and creative expertise to scope and provide professional quality photographs, drone videos/still images and videos on the most important commercial buildings in your region. Owners, brokers and developers rely on our marketplaces, LoopNet, Apartments.com, and Ten-X, to provide high quality media to best market their properties to Tenants and Investors. As an Architectural Photographer, you will be at the heart of the commercial real estate industry, creating high quality photographic images and videos that enable our clients to make informed high impact business decisions. With 24 million people visiting CoStar’s websites each month, every day your images will help our clients best market their properties.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Use your invention, imagination, creative expertise and talent to produce original professional quality photography and video on assigned commercial properties in your assigned region and to produce original interior professional quality photography using existing light sources as well as lighting systems when necessary. In doing so you are to create images in any manner you deem appropriate to highlight the real estate.

  • Utilize time of day, time of season, location, and your expertise in photography to determine when and how to best photograph the exterior of commercial buildings.

  • Create visually appealing and technically sound video with Drones, sliders, and other tools.

  • Edit all photography and video in a timely fashion resulting in a completed project.

  • Professional and effective communication with clients during all aspects of the media shoot including scheduling, set up and on site.

  • Continued learning and development of your talent, including staying up-to-date on new techniques and technology.

Successful Architectural Photography candidates will:

  • Have a full understanding of best practices for Architectural Photography, demonstrating artistic vision and creativity

  • Capture and edit beautiful interior and exterior property photos and videos

  • Capture Drone imagery

  • Repetitive and frequent standing, seeing, sitting, walking, and driving up to eight hours per day

  • Holding five pounds in one hand for five minutes (photography and videography)

  • Repetitive hand and arm movements needed to type and write

  • Occasional bending, stooping, squatting, lifting, twisting and carrying are necessary to perform job functions

  • Must be able to work on computer and or mobile devices from vehicle throughout workday

  • Will be exposed to both vehicle noise and possible car exhaust

  • Ability to conduct job duties outside in various weather conditions each day

  • Ability to travel up to one week per month

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma coupled with 4+ years real estate photography and videography experience.

  • Experience taking commercial real estate drone images (FAA Part 107 License/Certification required prior to hire)

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite:, IE: Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, and Premiere Pro or similar

  • Candidates are required to submit portfolio of work supporting above listed experience

  • A current and valid driver’s license (or the ability to obtain a driver’s license prior to start date) is required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Be knowledgeable of MAC OS and MS Office

  • Enjoy challenges of photographing commercial buildings in cityscapes, understand the challenges and work to find creative solutions

  • Be able to develop strong personal relationships with key contacts at assigned companies

  • Manage multiple responsibilities, changing priorities, and excel in a fast-paced environment without missing deadlines

  • Demonstrate an interest in the commercial real estate industry

WHY COSTAR?

  • Kit including computer, camera, lenses, tripod, drone, gimbal and more

  • The industry leader with an energetic and fast paced dynamic culture

  • Innovative technology and a reputation for outstanding products

  • 95% customer renewal rate

  • Consistent 20%+ average of year over year growth

  • Excellent Commercial Real Estate training opportunities

  • Excellent career growth opportunities

  • Exceptional benefit plan (dental, vision, medical and prescription coverage) including an employee discounted stock purchase plan

  • 401k plan with company match

  • Company vehicle provided for business use

Be part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbJRnJ2sX0

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply. However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position

CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

Founded in 1987, CoStar Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces.

CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. CoStar data powers the $17 trillion world of real estate – delivering the sale, lease, property, tenant, contact, reporting and industry information that makes connections happen. We help our clients make smart investments and decisions. Eighty-three percent of the nation’s commercial real estate transactions involve a CoStar subscriber, and the top 95% of the leading 1,000 brokerage firms use CoStar to inform their decisions.

We also help create lasting experiences through our family of marketplaces. In addition to CoStar, CoStar Group brands and marketplaces include LoopNet, Apartments.com, BizBuySell, and Lands of America – collectively attracting more than 25 million monthly unique visitors. The Apartments.com Network is the nation’s #1 most visited apartment listing network, with 45 million monthly visits, allowing renters to find their perfect homes. LAND.com connects landowners to their perfect properties, spots and open spaces. BizBuySell allows small business owners to bring their dreams to life. And LoopNet connects investors, sellers and brokers with clients who fall in love with their properties.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Toronto, Canada with a staff of approximately 3,700 worldwide, including the industry's largest professional research organization.

CoStar is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. CoStar is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access www.costargroup.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 1-855-840-1715 or by sending an email to recruiting@costargroup.com .

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