Account Manager + Production Manager by Glenn Fajota

 Some of the clients we have had the pleasure to work with on multiple projects.

Some of the clients we have had the pleasure to work with on multiple projects.

Over the past decade, we have been hired by the top companies in each industry for a reason. We are not the best, but among the best to produce and deliver great marketing materials for their businesses. If you are interested in working with us, read below…

As we are becoming more available locally rather than being ‘based out of Virginia Beach and traveling to our clients,’ we want to grow our footprint in our own hometown! This will require a strong team who can execute with no room for errors while still delivering the great products we are known for. Aside from loving the art of photography and videography, the willingness to grow and work with the best in a very fast-paced environment is a must.

Below are two positions we are looking to add starting November 1st, 2018. Must be 21yrs old +, have a clean driving record, an Apple user is huge PLUS and a resident of 757 for more than 3 years. These positions will work out of our Virginia Beach office and will require some travel time.

ACCOUNT MANAGER
Responsible for client facing and will serve as a key liaison between the client and our production team. The main focus of this position will be to educate the client on the importance of how our photography/videography will improve their marketing through different mediums. From headshots to social media content, the account manager will work with the production manager in creating a seamless workflow for each project.

Job Description
- Acquire and renew accounts
- Maintain positive client relationships
- Client followups and retention
- Understand client’s marketing needs and create a solution
- Work with community programs and events

Requirements
- Ability to work in a team setting
- Great interpersonal skills
- Google Sheets/Drive experience
- Knowledge of photography/videography a plus
- 2yrs + experience in sales and marketing

Hours/Pay Rate
This will depend on current skill set and schedule. This position is commission based.


PRODUCTION MANAGER
Responsible for curating projects from pre to post production using new and existing resources. From travel planning to the delivery of final files, this position will require a very keen attention to detail with no room for mistakes.

Job Description
- Book travel and lodging
- Ensure each project executes flawlessly both in studio or on location
- Keep track of the status of all current shoots, edits and orders
- Follow ups with clients after deliverables have received by clients
- Maintain a working flow of job jackets among the staff
- Work cohesively with Account Manager and Production Team

Requirements
- Strong organizational skills
- Great interpersonal skills
- Google Sheets/Drive experience
- Knowledge of photography/videography a plus
- Ability to make “IT” happen and meet all deadlines

Hours/Pay Rate
This will depend on current skill set and schedule. This position produces each project, so time in office and on location will required.


Email resume/portfolio : glenn@glennfajota.com

WE'RE HIRING! by Glenn Fajota

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EXPANDING WITH A NEW BRAND AND WORKING CLOSER TO HOME.

If you have been following us on social media, you have seen that we are busy traveling the world, working with our clients from the Western United States to Western Europe. Whether we are shooting marketing images for seasoned companies like Heckler and Koch to fast growing companies like Hamilton Perkins who is featured in Bloomingdales and Zappos, we try to deliver the best. Seeing our work in magazines and on TV always excites our team. 

It's refreshing that we still get hired for jobs and the only money we've spent on advertising is our website and business cards (which we haven't updated in almost 4 years). And for weddings, word of mouth has worked well for us since we have never had a wedding photo/video displayed on our website.

Like any business, the never ending goal is to keep growing. In order to reach more clients locally and nationally, we need to add to our team. We are looking for a strong sales team along with  videographers, video editors and graphic designers to handle to incoming workflow. Check the positions/their qualifications below and send us an email if you fit the bill. 

*ALL POSITIONS - must be able to travel with current passport, have a love for food and be an iPhone/Mac user. 

SALES TEAM
- Marketing background
- Organized and well spoken
- Number cruncher

VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR
- Canon Camera/Camcorders
- Premiere Pro CC
- Audiophile

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
- Adobe CC
- College Degree in Graphic Design
- Web knowledge a plus

INTERNSHIP
- Reliable and wiling to learn
- Enrolled in a high school/college media class for Fall 2018
- Know where the nearest coffee shop is at all times


Email link to resume/portfolio : assist@glennfajota.com

 

2018 Spring Landscape Photography Workshop by Glenn Fajota

  Photo by Jossan Urban. 2017 Landscape Photography Workshop

Photo by Jossan Urban. 2017 Landscape Photography Workshop

MAY 18 - 20, 2018

$200, 10 seats.

May 18, Friday, Classroom at GFP VB
May 19 - 20, Overnight Hike, TBD

To reserve your seat, please email info@glennfajota.com


Landscape photos are seen everywhere from computer desktops to car advertisements. As beautiful as they are, there is a lot of hard work that is put into capturing the jaw dropping photos and video. From hiking 20 miles in the backcountry, to sleeping with thousands of spiders, it's not an easy process. "If it was easy then everyone would be doing it." 

OVERVIEW
The goal behind all my workshops is to properly educate creatives who want to take their craft to the top in a professional way. I've made many mistakes early in my career but also learned a lot in the past 15 years. In the workshops, I share these experiences so that those who attend, will learn and not make the same mistakes. I made the mistake already, no need for them to do the same. Visuals that I use are photo/video samples, real invoices, actual client emails, and physical collateral where they can see my final work. I tell you, I'm on Cloud 9 everytime I'm overseas and I see my work (=

CLASSROOM AGENDA, May 18, 6p - 830p
- How to approach new clients, how to keep client relationships
- Pricing, invoicing, payments, terms and conditions (the things us creatives hate dealing with)
- Business Plan, current and future
- Tips and tricks from 'On Location' to getting the money shot
- Gear evaluation
- Social Media

OVERNIGHT HIKE AGENDA, May 19 - 20
- Meet at GFP VB, 430am, hit the road (travel included)
- Breakfast (included)
- Arrive at trailhead (park entry included) *TBD
- Next day, hike out and arrive back at GFP VB Sunday evening

FAQ
How much photo/video experience is needed to attend?
None. I approach everyone on the same playing field. We have professionals to those who got a camera a few weeks ago as a gift. I will be helping everyone during the hike as well.

What camera gear do I need to bring?
Whatever you have in your current lineup. But must haves that should be in your bag is a second memory card, second battery and tripod. In the workshop, you'll learn that it's not about the gear, heck, my camera is 6 years old! 

What do I need to pack?
An overnight backcountry load out. Not to be fooled with car camping. We are hiking miles to our campsite, up and down mountains. Weather temps *TBD.


SPONSORS
Lowepro, Joby, B&H Photo, Great Outdoor Provision Co, SOG Knives,
Kawartha Outdoor, National Parks Conservation Association.