Photo Assistant

Ford Media Lab is seeking an efficient and experienced photo assistant for work on a variety of commercial and editorial shoots. The ideal candidate is proactive, technically proficient, and able to quickly anticipate the needs of our team.


Our ideal candidate must possess:

  • Excellent technical skills

  • Superior problem-solving abilities

  • Creativity

  • Reliability

  • Strong work ethic, especially at a fast pace

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to anticipate needs

  • Ability to work independently while being productivity focused

  • Strong commercial awareness

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Professionalism


Candidates should be comfortable transporting, assembling and utilizing photographic equipment, including professional lighting, camera equipment, lenses and monitors, both in studio and onsite.

Our ideal candidate should be proficient in:

  • Principles of light, both natural and artificial

  • Positioning of lighting equipment for photography (understanding of lighting for videography a plus)

  • Sony cameras, Profoto strobes and other professional equipment

  • Carrying out research and preparation for a shoot, including equipment needed to exectue

  • Working in different locations for a variety of clients

  • Transporting, assembling, arranging and breaking down an extensive range of technical equipment

  • Quickly adjusting equipment in a troubleshooting capacity, including understanding use of reflectors to correct or enhance lighting of subject

  • Covering a variety of shoots as assigned or directed

  • CaptureOne software and tether setup

Think this is for you? Please send resume and desired employment arrangement (freelance/contract or part/full time internal) for consideration.

Kyle Ford