Art Director - Photography, Victoria's Secret Direct PINK
Posted 10-03-2015, offered
Responsible and accountable for execution of all assigned photography projects ensuring they are consistent with the Brand and according to merchant requests. Manages/leads photo teams to ensure all photography is executed according to concept, on time and on budget.
Responsible to consistently execute brand level photography for all VSD & PINK categories for web and catalogue both on model and stills.
Responsible for leading shoot crew consisting of supermodels and high-level talent. Manages a team of freelancers on a daily basis.
Responsible to consistently communicate back to the office when on shoots and stay connected to the business at all times
Responsible for all pre execution details and alignment with manager/Creative Director before shoot starts
Expected to partner with and facilitate/manage additional shoot crews for PR/Video requests/needs
Involved in conceptualizing and works with photo team to create seasonal photo direction boards for VS Direct - PINK business.
Is accountable for idea generation for their specific projects and collaborates with team members to provide additional ideas where needed.
Partners with merchants to create photo strategies that support merchandising initiatives and business goals.
Partners with manager on photo production and talent allocation for assigned photo shoots.
Leads photo shoot crew through road blocks and unexpected challenges on photo shoots
Partners with Graphic production, Copy and Design to ensure all marketing pieces our customer receives or views on website is aligned with the brand and communicates a consistent message.
Develops relationships with key photographers and talent who can get the business to next in terms of talent, locations, concepts etc., and manage those relationships
Keeps up to date on current trends, fashion, magazines, retail stores, popular culture and social media
Attends book launches for assigned projects to gather information and is accountable to execute to merchant requirements
Responsible for editing film to brand view and then reviewing with manager or Creative Director within assigned deadlines
Partners with Creative Services team and producer to manage each shoot to allocated budget
Understands the complexities of talent selection and where and when its appropriate to take new talent risks with models, hair, make up, stylists and sets designers.
Conceptual thinker who has solid understanding of the creative process
Ability to develop photo strategies and direct the translation of these strategies in support of merchandising initiatives and business goals.
Outstanding portfolio with a strong commitment to produce outstanding work.
Ability to work within a collaborative team environment
Ability to listen and act on feedback from manager when on shoots and within office responsibilities
Ability to direct and manage broad range of world class photographers, models, stylists, hair and make-up and all other talent that supports the shoot
Strong organizational skills
Extremely high taste level and aesthetic required
Ability to adapt to emerging priorities and unexpected challenges
Attuned to the fashion industry and aware of current trends and Industry talent
Team player with ability to motivate others
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong attention to both detail and the big picture
Ability to communicate and understand the brand
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
Art direction and concepting skills
5-7 years of catalogue/retail/fashion experience
Must have proven experience in photo art direction for 5 or more years
Must be able to operate a MAC
Fluent in In Design and photoshop
PINK, a member of the L Brands family, is the dominant aspirational lifestyle brand for the collegiate girl. VS Pink celebrates campus life through its assortment of sleepwear, loungewear and bras and panties designed to appeal to the spirit, humor, optimism and self-confidence of the girl who wears, loves and lives PINK. - See more at: careers.lb.com/jobs/art-director-photography-victorias-secret-direct-pink-new-york-ny-job-new-york-new-york-5192583
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