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Photography and Digital Marketing Assistant - Lawson Studios

Graduate Internship Scheme

Company:  Lawson Studios
Location:  Graduate Internship Scheme
Salary:  £18,600 per annum
Closing Date:  Monday 15 August 2022
Reference:  380DBERDF21-R
Further details:    Job Description    

The Graduate Internship Scheme is a collaboration between the University of Sunderland, a recent Graduate and a regional SME. The Scheme has been designed to benefit both the Graduate and the company, ensuring that the Graduate takes the first steps on the career ladder whilst the company benefits from the Graduates enthusiasm, expertise and up to date knowledge.  


The Internship is a full-time position.


The Organisation:

David Lawson Photography Studios founded in 1984 is a North East Photographic Studio home to award winning photographers David and his son Josh. We create and photograph images for clients and companies and pride ourselves on our reputation and customer base we have built up over the last 38 years. We are proud winners of over 200 National and International Awards and are continuing to grow and expand our third-generation family business. We specialise in Studio Portrait, Wedding and Commercial Photography.


The Role:

A fantastic opportunity for a graduate looking for a career in photography and digital marketing, with an award-winning photographer. We are looking for someone ready to kick start their career and help us generate leads for our growing client portfolio.


This role would ideally be suited to a graduate or someone with 1 to 2 years' experience looking to take their career to the next level. The ideal candidate will have a creative flair and some experience in working in a photography studio or in a photography-based environment, with an understanding of how to capture, compose, edit and build a good relationship with the client.


Key tasks and responsibilities:


Based from our Sunderland Studio, you will be working as part of a friendly, motivated and highly skilled team to carry out photography, social media and administrative tasks including:


  • Capture high-quality photography and social content

  • Support the Directors with their clients, assisting on jobs

  • Develop engaging social media content, expanding our presence on all platforms and  develop social media campaigns.

  • Inspire and lead by example through a culture of continuous improvement

  • Work across all sectors of our business and improve your skills/abilities within them

  • Support with continuous development of technical specifications relating to photography, lighting and retouch

  • Prepare sets and check photographic equipment is in good working order and highlighting the need for any repairs

  • Work closely with David and Josh to ensure that deadlines are met and pre-post shoot processes are followed

  • Administrative Tasks such as Answering Enquiries/Emails/Phone Calls/Social Media     

  • Messages/Booking in clients

To view the essential and desirable criteria of the position, please access a copy of the Job Description. 

To Apply:

Please submit a comprehensive CV and Covering Letter including the reference number to before the above closing date

Please give a detailed account of your skills and experience and how you meet the stated criteria of the Internship position.   If you have any questions, please direct them to the above e-mail address.


University of Sunderland’s Careers and Employability Service

The Internship Team work closely with the University of Sunderland’s Careers and Employability Service, who can assist with strengthening your future internship applications, through providing:


  • CV advice and guidance
  • Assistance with writing Covering Letters
  • Interview practice and techniques


If you feel that you would benefit from help and guidance from the University's Careers and Employability Service, please contact the CES Enquiries line on 0191 515 2920 or by email to


This is a full-time position (37 hours). You must have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the internship to qualify for this role and must be available to work full-time.

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