Please send us a STAND OUT cover letter with your application, detailing what you can bring to this role in the Umega team, and why we’d be mad not to hire you! (Applications without covering letters will not be considered).

In 2024 (and beyond), we are continuing to grow our successful Lettings, Estate Agency & Home Repairs businesses, and we’re on the lookout for a highly skilled photographer and videographer to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

This is a full time, permanent, employed role. Although we have some flexibility on when you work, you will be visiting properties throughout Edinburgh and the surrounding areas to capture them for marketing purposes, which will need to be done during daylight hours.

Who are we?
Over the last 17 years, Umega has become one of the biggest and most highly-rated property agencies in Scotland and one of the top rated in the UK. We’re not your average property business. We do things differently; we work hard, but we have fun while we’re doing it. We’re bold and playful but we always act with integrity and acknowledge our mistakes. We’re ambitious and unafraid – we try new things, we innovate, and whatever the outcomes we’ll enjoy the learning journey and make the most of the ride. We put people at the heart of all we do; that goes for our customers and our team. 

Umega is a forward-thinking and fast-growing company, but even as we grow, our team continues to work together like one big family. This role involves being an important part of our busy and exciting business. We provide a great workplace and you’ll love coming to work every day. You’ll be valued, trusted, empowered and given the space to make mistakes, learn and grow. We have an amazing, talented, caring team and terrific company culture that drives us forward and we’d love for you to be part of it.

Property Has Never Looked So Good
We believe that standards of property marketing across the country are unacceptably low and it’s our aim to change that, and to provide the very best property marketing there is. Our property marketing content should highlight the best of our customers’ properties and showcase everything it has to offer…from the architectural details to the lifestyle – properties have never looked better than they do in Umega photos & videos! 

We are looking to hire a skilled and ambitious person who is willing to push the boundaries and to try new things to help promote our properties better than any other estate agent; showcasing them to potential buyers in a unique and eye-catching way.

You’ll be working within our internal marketing team, and alongside our estate agency team, to generate exceptional property marketing materials to be used for advertising on our website and property portals, and for sharing on our popular social media and digital channels. 

We’re A People Business
Our business is built around a phenomenal team, and to help our customers understand what sets us apart from the competition we like to give them a glimpse of the people behind the properties. Another aspect of your role will be to capture the Umega team at work across our Estate Agency, Lettings and Home Repairs businesses, so we can share interesting and engaging content on our social channels and bring our brochures, website and other promotional materials to life.

Our in-house creative content team

To help drive our growth across all 3 businesses we need to be memorable to customers and potential customers. This role will play an important part in our in-house creative team and you’ll make a large contribution towards our marketing strategy by providing striking marketing content for our people and our properties. We don’t want you to stop here. We want you to play an active, dynamic role in building and developing our marketing strategy by bringing your own ideas to the table and pushing the boundaries to capture and deliver striking content that showcases who we are as a business to an external audience. 

Videographer & Photographer Responsibilities

  • Work to a brief outlined by our estate agency team for the property content to be captured via video and photograph
  • Utilise our Giraffe360 cameras to create digital floorplans and virtual tours of properties to be sold
  • Capture outstanding photo and video content of our propertie including local area shots and drone shots 
  • Create high quality marketing materials for our property portfolio, to be used in property advertising, including exciting, attention grabbing video content and walkthroughs of our properties
  • Work with the wider marketing team to create property and people-related content for our social media channels and promotional materials
  • Actively contribute to our marketing strategy by engaging with our plans and bringing your own ideas to help push us towards our goals

Apply if you:

  • Are a highly skilled videographer/photographer who can share examples of your work
  • Are bursting with passion for creating stand-out photo and video content (property experience is not essential, but a genuine enthusiasm for capturing property content is!)
  • Have an eye for detail and take any opportunity to capture and create exciting and engaging content
  • Have the creative flair and design capabilities to create slick, well-produced videos and photos
  • Enjoy staying up to date with the latest video/photography social media trends
  • Have a positive energy and strong desire to grow, learn, and continuously improve (we’re in this together and we want to learn with you)
  • Have proven experience managing your own workload and prioritising effectively
  • Are a proactive and energetic team player who thrives in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Want to learn from some brilliant creative minds and technically-gifted teammates within our creative team
  • Love a great working environment and being part of a great team. At Umega it’s our service and our culture that sets us apart. We truly believe in all our staff, and we ensure they are well equipped, supported, trained and developed to succeed in our business, and beyond
  • Are willing to spend some of your time working in our Edinburgh office, although this role will predominantly be mobile, working out of properties across Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, and from your own home
  • Are happy to work Full time, 37 hours per week with a work pattern to be agreed, although this will predominantly need to be on a Mon-Fri schedule
  • Hold a driving licence which is valid in the UK – driving is essential in this role, and access to your own vehicle which can be used for work purposes is desirable (mileage will be paid)

What’s in it for you?

  • Be part of a vibrant, growing company of 60+ great people, ranked in the top 100 small businesses to work for in the UK (Best Companies)
  • A great office space in Edinburgh (although we’ll expect you to work from home some of the time). Your main place of work will be our new Leith Walk branch, opening summer 2024 but you’ll also get the chance to spend time in our main back office at The North Quarter, 496 Ferry Road.
  • 32 days Annual Leave, and more when you stay with us for 2 years or longer (pro-rata for part-time working)
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Mon-Fri Schedule
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Enhanced Parental and Sick Pay
  • Great coffee, tea, soft drinks fruit and regular treats
  • Great social life
  • …and more! 

We’ll also provide you with all of the hardware needed to succeed in your role (although due to the type of role, we expect you have some of your own hardware that you may prefer to use).

Before you send us your application, take a look at our website and social media channels to find out more about us and to get a taste of our property marketing and people content.

How to apply: Please send your CV and covering letter letting us know exactly why you are the best person for this job and why we’d be mad not to hire you! Note, applications without covering letters will not be considered.

Salary: £28,000 – £32,000 depending on experience 

Start date – June 2024

Full-time, permanent role