Job Details

Photographer

Location NEW YORK, New York, United States
Category Technology - Saks
Job Opened July 20th, 2021
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 210003RX
Job Type Full Time
Remote No

job description

Who We Are: 
Saks is a world-renowned luxury ecommerce destination. The company’s unique approach combines a focus on the digital customer experience with a strong connection to a network of extraordinary stores that extends that seamless experience into the real world. 

On its website and app, Saks offers an unparalleled selection of curated merchandise  across fashion for women and men, beauty, jewelry, home décor and more. In addition to the shopping experience, customers come to Saks for inspiring editorial content, access to digital stylists, lifestyle experiences and other world-class services. The company is currently in the midst of a dramatic expansion, driven by significant enhancements to its platforms and offerings, with the goal of becoming the preeminent destination for luxury internationally.

 

Role Summary:
The RTW Photographer is responsible for photographing all categories of Saks RTW products within the NY studio. This role works with a team of Stylists and Digital Techs, to meet daily productivity levels and produce photography of luxury merchandise to high quality standards.
A significant percentage of time consists of photographing merchandise (On-Figure and occasionally Looklet) with
additional duties including photographing ghosted product shots, detail shots or any additional views required for the product display page.

The studio is a well-equipped, fast-paced environment with an average of 65 items shot per day, per RTW set.
A strong focus and sense of urgency is required.

 

The Photographer is responsible for (but not limited to);

  • Shoot RTW product daily, meeting or exceeding daily productivity levels
  • Ensure all imagery meets high quality and site standards
  • Ensure lighting and camera equipment is set to Saks standards
  • Execute QC (quality control) of all work before uploading to Image Edit teams including naming, cropping, and color processing
  • Ensuring workflows and processes are properly followed
  • Maintain SLA’s (Service Level Agreements)
  • Time management on set and oversight of crew including Digital Techs, Stylists, Models, etc
  • Support Manager with maintenance and organization of studio space and equipment
  • Partner with Manager to:
    • Find efficiencies and improvements in workflows and processes
    • Support training of junior staff
    • Assist in mentoring of junior staff
    • Scheduling testing opportunities to build upon technical skills
    • Research and development, as well as testing, towards an improved customer experience

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to lift 50 pounds regularly
  • The ability to stand for periods up to 6 hours
  • The ability to climb ladders
  • Candidate should feel comfortable building and breaking down sets as needed

 

Key Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in photography or related field
  • Knowledge of photographic techniques such as lighting and composition
  • Ability to work within deadlines, thinking creatively to increase productivity and throughput
  • Self-starter and results driven with a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment
  • 2-5 years as a photographer in an E-com Photography environment
  • Website or portfolio of fashion photography with emphasis on product
  • Excellent knowledge of Capture One Pro, Canon and studio lighting equipment
  • Skilled with Adobe CC programs, with emphasis on Adobe Photoshop
  • Well versed in Mac OS, Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to perform under pressure and demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of photographic techniques such as lighting and composition
  • Ability to work within deadlines, thinking creatively to increase productivity and throughput
  • Self-starter and results driven with a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment

Role Description:

  • Ability to photograph all item types for E-commerce
  • Compose shots consistent with visual standards, quality levels and creative briefs
  • Effectively communicate creative or production notes between teams
  • Meet or exceed daily production goals
  • Provide supervision as well as mentoring, training and development of junior associates and freelancer staff
  • Effective communication with supervisor, peers, junior associates, freelancers, leadership and cross-functional teams
  • Research and develop best practices and efficiencies
  • Maintain and inspect equipment at optimal levels
  • Meet very challenging daily deadlines while maintaining standards
  • Completion of daily RTW productivity goals, executed to company standards
  • Time management on set & oversight of on set crew
  • Feedback from peers and Image Edit QC
  • Maintain accuracy and accountability metrics that drive excellence

Your Life and Career at Saks: 

  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate. 
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance 
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental). 
  • An amazing employee discount 

Thank you for your interest with Saks. We look forward to reviewing your application.


Saks provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Saks complies with applicable state and local laws governing non discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence,compensation and training.
 
Saks welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.