Photographer (retail / ecomm)

Chicago, IL
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Michele Giella

Job Description:

This candidate should be independent and flexible, whether in a studio setting or on location, and be comfortable shooting static products, lifestyle imagery as well as engaging video content. They should also have experience in developing photo/video solutions for social channels. An ideal candidate will possess a balance of creative skills, image retouching, videography skills and technical ability.

This candidate should be able to adjust to the wide variety of photographic challenges that come with shooting thousands of varied products beyond office supplies, all within a studio setting.

We are looking for a positive, efficient resource for providing quality, on-brand photography, and video for use across multiple channels. This role will maintain the photo styleguide to ensure brand standards. Responsibilities also include managing the daily organization and processing of all images. Successful candidate will be a self-starter, strong communicator, detail-oriented, and have a passion for the entire photographic process.

Skills / Qualifications
Proficient with Adobe Photoshop CC and Capture One, especially curves tool, layers, smart objects, alpha channels, and keyboard shortcuts.
Proficient in the entire video production workflow from pre- to post-production
Knowledge of Colorsync and digital color management, creating custom profiles, reading calibration targets, and RAW imaging processing.
1+ years digital studio photography experience in a commercial/internship/educational setting.
A photography portfolio that demonstrates working knowledge of digital product photography, lighting, composition, color quality, and aesthetics.
Proficient with Photoshop actions and scripting
Flexible, adaptable, and proactive approach to problem solving, both technically and creatively.
Strong photographic lighting and compositional skills with room to grow in both regards.
Calm under pressure, can excel, and thrive in a high-volume studio environment.
Comfortable wearing many "hats"; photographer, assistant, occasional stylist.

Key Job Responsibilities
Responsible for independently intaking, photographing and processing images used in advertising.
Responsible for producing on-brand video for use in social channels
Manage relationship with business partners to fully understand project objectives
Provide expert recommendation to ensure their video/photography requests are met
Partner with Agency peers to provide specialized knowledge in image and video based applications, and to ensure project best represent the brand
Expectation to provide expert recommendation for video/photography and design solutions to meet strategic project needs