HTM is the largest independent property management company in Niseko and employs staff in a wide range of front office and back office roles. We combine hard work with great fun to give our staff a unique experience and lifestyle, unlike anywhere else in the world.

Winter Season - Photographer

HTM, the largest management company in Niseko, Hokkaido is looking for an experienced Photographer to join our Marketing team this winter

The Photographer will be responsible for creating and cataloging content for a high-quality library of images and videos for use in promoting the company’s brands. He/she will support the marketing team by contributing to content strategy in order to achieve specific objectives.

Please note: you will be expected to bring your own photography equipment

Start Date: Late November 2022 (flexible)

Job Description


  • Plan, shoot and edit image content for all brands including hotel brands, Skye Niseko, Ki Niseko, GoSnow International Ski School, YamaSport Rentals, Kumo Restaurant, An Dining, SkyExpress Bus & Taxi and more.
  • Videography skills are a plus but not necessarily required for the role.
  • Regularly contribute to, and generate new and innovative image, video and content ideas.
  • Cover all marketing and community events as required.
  • Deliver all images and videos to a high standard to the agreed deadline.
  • Provide retouching/editing on general company images where required.
  • Represent the company in the best possible light in all guest and community events.

File Cataloging and Equipment Maintenance

  • Responsible for file naming and organisation of all image/video files produced as directed.
  • Archive and maintain image/video library as per image library requirements.
  • Assist in the organisation and classification of the company’s media library as required.
  • Maintain upkeep of camera/technical equipment to ensure good operational condition.
  • Responsible to manage and back-up own data and files..

Digital Marketing Assistance

  • Contribute to the company’s social media including posts on Facebook, Instagram and Vimeo.
  • Writing skills a bonus for writing articles for the company’s blogs as required.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Well-developed photography and image editing skills. Real estate/property, skiing/action sports photography experience a bonus.
  • Videography and/or drone skills a bonus.
  • Experience in shooting and editing images and video on a daily deadline basis.
  • Commercially-focused and understands how to ‘sell’ via a still and moving image.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be a team player.
  • Confident in directing people on shoot and can work autonomously.
  • Adaptable, “can-do” attitude and is flexible in work hours to meet required coverage.
  • Able to prioritise and time manage own work to achieve objectives and deadlines.
  • Flexibility in taking a variety of images from candid, social media images to high-quality brand images.
  • Well-developed written, verbal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Computer operating skills - Microsoft Office Suite (essential), Adobe Photoshop skills (essential), Video editing skills (essential), familiar with Adobe Suite programs Indesign, Illustrator (preferred).
  • A tech-savvy person with an interest in online media and digital trends.
  • Professional, courteous and friendly manner.
  • Experience using company social media (preferred) and writing ability (preferred).
  • Ability to ski or snowboard (desirable)

Job Particulars

Pay Rate

  • ¥1,700 - ¥1,900 per hour (dependent on experience and skill).
  • 25% overtime rate for hours worked above prescribed working hours for the month.
  • 25% late night work rate for work between 10pm and 5am.

Employment Period

  • Late November to late March (flexible).
  • We start our staff with training to give you all you need to know about working for HTM.
  • Potential to extend contract, availability of work dependent.


  • Generally 5 days per week, around 40 hours per week.
  • This is likely to be higher during peak season (including some weeks where you may be required to work 6 days) and a little quieter during the start and ends of the season.

Job Benefits

Lift Passes

  • Your own Free Grand Hirafu season lift pass is offered.
  • Opportunity to upgrade to an All Mountain season lift pass at a reduced rate.
  • For those of you who do not require a lift pass, you will be offered a bonus payment of ¥20,000.


  • Each of our accommodations is subsidised to bring you housing at an affordable price.
  • Singles, twin shares (doubles for couples) and quad shares in a range of locations to suit a variety of budgets.

Discounts on HTM's services

  • Discounts available on bookings made by staff at Niseko Central, Ki Niseko and Skye Niseko and also all HTM services including Kumo Restaurant, An Dining, GoSnow lessons, YamaSport rentals and Ryko and Ki Spa.

Free Ski or Snowboard Lessons & Workshops

  • Free ski/snowboard group lessons & workshops (availability dependent)

Potential Visa Sponsorship in the Future

  • For the best performing seasonal staff, we will want you back and can potentially sponsor a working visa for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria).

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