Internship, Automotive Photographer & Digital Retoucher (Summer/Fall 2024)
Fremont, CA 
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Job/Internship Description
Internship, Automotive Photographer & Digital Retoucher (Summer/Fall 2024)
Job CategoryDesign
LocationFremont, California
Req. ID219228
Job TypeIntern/Apprentice

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What to Expect

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This position is expected to start around May 2024 and continue through the entire Summer term (i.e. through August 2024) or into Fall 2024 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time and on-site, for most internships.

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The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize and develop emerging talent. Our year-round program places the best students in positions where they will grow technically, professionally, and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows the intern to experience life at Tesla by including them in projects that are critical to their team's success.

Location: Fremont, CA

About the team:

As an Automotive Photographer and Digital Retoucher intern at Tesla, you will be responsible for the photography of our vehicles and other Tesla products. In addition to photography, you will also be digitally retouching images. You will be part of the team that creates and executes world-class content including graphic design, branding, videos, photography, and more.

Using your considerable photography experience and innovative thinking, you will be tasked with working with the team in photographing and retouching our products and other photography needs, but you may also be called upon for other tasks (pre-production, scouting, on-set assistance) based on your skillset. Our creative team prides itself on being multitalented and flexible, and we look for the same in our potential candidates. This position is located in Los Angeles, California, and reports to the manager for visual design at the design studio.

What You'll Do
  • Photograph and retouch digital imagery of Tesla vehicles and a variety of Tesla products (Solar Roof, Solar Panels, Merchandise, Vehicle Accessories, Lifestyle)
  • Collaborate with various departments to execute photography projects, such as factory teams and engineer testing teams and ability to operate within the content team and independently
  • Identify and solve problems within digital imagery with the available tools
  • Some projects will require you to work with sales, engineers, digital modelers, architects, and other professionals within the company
  • Participate in cross-functional strategy, timing, and process discussion as it pertains to the brand and our visual design principle
  • Work cross-functionally with key stakeholders of other disciplines
  • Occasionally participate in design efforts outside of your area of expertise as necessity and as your own skillset dictates
What You'll Bring
  • Currently pursuing a Degree in Photography or related field
  • Must be able to show a portfolio of work that reflects creative thinking, broad range, and modern, minimalist taste
  • Proficient in Photo hardware and editing software (Adobe Creative Suite, VirtualRig, CaptureOne, CameraRAW, Lightroom, etc.)
  • Excellent at creating and maintaining cross-functional working relationships and exceptional visual and oral communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple parallel-path projects and demonstrated an ability to deliver successful content under tight timing constraints
  • Excellent capabilities of automotive photography (interior and exterior), and full comprehension of photography, including lighting, camera hardware, studio and on-site experience
  • Excellent capabilities of digital retouching, specifically for automotive imagery (interior and exterior)
Compensation and Benefits

As a full-time Tesla Intern, you will be eligible for:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans. Both have an option with a $0 payroll contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Medical Plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company Paid Basic Life, AD&D, and short-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick time after 90 days of employment and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

    Expected Compensation

    $20.00 - $50.00 + benefits

    Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

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