Network Photographer

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/17/2023 1:29 PM)
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US-NY-New York
Regular, Full-Time
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New York
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US-NY-New York
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National Audubon Society
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National Audubon Society - Headquarters


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.


Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Photo Director, the Network Photographer will use a keen eye and technical skill to document, via still photography and video, events and stories that unfold throughout Audubon’s vast network of chapters, offices, centers, and partners. Between assignments, the Network Photographer will play a critical role in archiving and researching photographic content for use by the organization.



$70,000-$80,000 / year

Essential Functions

  • Travel domestically (and potentially internationally) to document Audubon’s work throughout its multi-tiered network, including people, places, birds, plants, events, still lifes, and portraits.
  • Film interviews and B-roll for use in videos.
  • Perform job independently and professionally while in the field.
  • Manage complex photo projects involving multiple stories, locations, and dates.
  • Edit, optimize, and input metadata (captions, credits, and keywords) for photo files and upload them into Audubon’s Digital Asset Management system.
  • Handle and archive model releases.
  • Provide photo-research assistance for Audubon’s network needs.
  • Keep informed about ethics in bird and documentary photography.
  • Uphold Audubon's standard of photographic excellence.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in visual arts, photography, or related field.
  • 3-4 years of professional experience shooting photos and video.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Lightroom, advanced Photoshop skills preferred.
  • Experience with advanced video tools (such as drones, 360, etc) and Adobe Premiere a plus.
  • General familiarity with and interest in birds and conservation.

This position is a union eligible position and is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.


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