Senior Photographer at Gilt Groupe

Posted 6-06-2016, offered

The Opportunity

Gilt Groupe is looking for a Senior On-figure E-commerce Fashion Photographer to work closely with a team of Art Directors, Stylists and Retouchers to produce high quality editorial and product imagery in a high volume, fast paced work environment. This leadership role will bring innovation to high volume photographic workflows, reducing the operational cost while improving the quality of imagery produced. The successful candidate will be required to understand the larger business strategy while overseeing the implementation details of imagery standards, technologies and equipment. Efficient workflow management, organization, collaboration, and communication is key to this role. This role will require the photographer to possess a strong technical knowledge of camera hardware and capturing software in addition to full comprehension of modern studio lighting schemes, fashion trends as well as an acute attention to detail.

In this role the qualified candidate will be responsible for managing the daily operations of a team of photographers. Responsibilities include leading process and aesthetic innovations that drive sales and elevate the customer experience, project management, and employee development. Candidate must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and have demonstrated fashion experience and passion. The ideal candidate will have 5 plus years studio experience in an e-commerce or luxury photo studio environment. Candidates must submit a portfolio along with resume to be considered. Website must be included at the top of the cover letter and resume. Applicants without an online portfolio cannot be considered.


Serve as Lead Photographer, executing high-quality digital photography across all On-Figure product categories including product and editorial imagery

Provide supervision as well as mentoring, training, development, and performance management of the photography team

Maintain the creation of robust training and process documentation of photography style guides

Partner with Production and Photo Operations Manager to recruit and maintain a large pool of exceptional freelance fashion photographers

Evaluate photography metrics weekly, make recommendations to improve performance and/or efficiencies, engage the team in productivity monitoring and improvement, and suggest metrics to gain deeper insights into efficiencies and productivity

Research and develop techniques and best practices for shooting new categories/projects, and disseminate those practices across the team and/or company

Guide the constant improvement of Gilt Groupe’s photography quality and maintain the visual style and presentation of photography


5+ years experience as a photographer in a Commercial/ E-commerce Photography environment

Professional photography portfolio that demonstrates a expert-level knowledge of digital photography, including lighting, composition, color quality, and aesthetics across an array of client environments, including editorial, catalog, and e-commerce

BFA or equivalent in photography or related field

Experience in managing including: hiring, developing and leading a team of high performing individuals

Expert knowledge of all stages of the photography process & tools including in Digital Photography, Canon camera, Profoto lighting systems, and traditional grip practice. Ability to provide direction to the team to execute

Demonstrated ability to manage high volumes of workflow in an e-commerce environment including prioritization, planning, and task delegation under tight deadlines

Expert-level proficiency with the industry-standard software tools (Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Capture One Pro 8 and above) and proficiency with basic scripting, color theory, Microsoft Office, and Mac OS

Productivity-focused and quick problem solver with proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines

Self-driven and able to effectively communicate creative ideas and collaborate in a multi-team environment

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