Photographer - Job Opening

JOB TITLE: PHOTOGRAPHER

CLASSIFICATION:  FULL-TIME  SALARIED

RATE: $40,000 < ANNUALLY

REPORT TO: CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

LOCATION: REMOTE & OCCASIONAL IN-HOUSE SHOOTS(CHICAGO)

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW                 

CurlMix is a beauty brand dedicated to education. At our fast-paced start-up, we specialize in E-commerce and curly hair. We’ve earned recognition that is unprecedented in our industry. We’ve appeared on season 10 of the Emmy award-winning show, Shark Tank. We were recently featured in Forbes and made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. CurlMix is leading the beauty industry, and we are one of the fastest growing start-ups in the space.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a professional portfolio
  • Proficiency in Adobe design software (Photoshop/Lightroom) and other photo editing software
  • Understanding of the beauty/hair industry and editorial photography
  • Ability to operate cameras and, when needed, other production equipment to shoot footage with technical and creative proficiency
  • Great communication skills and ability to take direction
  •  Ability to plan a photograph, use lighting equipment and alter images with photo-enhancing software
  • Creativity and marketing skills to understand the best ways to set up photographs for advertising

  • Must be comfortable traveling with your photography equipment

 

Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Passion for connecting with current and future customers through photography

  • Meticulous and original 

  • Training in equipment use, film and photography techniques, types of photography work, and creativity and artistic expression
  • Technical understanding to manipulate camera controls in order to achieve various results
  • A strong passion in brand development and brand promotion techniques
  • Ability to adhere to an expectation of complete confidentiality on all business matters
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions
  • Strong collaborator who works well independently or on team projects
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of professionalism
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

 

Job Overview:

The Photographer will create and edit compelling photos for massive social audiences, and your work will be an important part of increasing our brand's reach. Duties include: 

  • Taking pictures of various subjects for promotional materials;
  • Product photography and content creation for social media and email campaigns;
  • Brainstorming content ideas for our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms;
  • Performing post production work, such as editing, color correction and other adjustments to ensure the photographs meet the CurlMix style specifications;
  • Managing various projects and other duties as assigned by the CMO.
  • Weekly photoshoots, alternating between product shoots and people shoots that are primarily lifestyle shoot but could extend to editorial studio shoots 
  • May travel for shoots on location 
  • Conduct photography for various brands within the company
  • Communicate with models locally and ensure image releases for each shoot
  • Attend natural hair events to grab lifestyle photos
  • This role is not limited to what's listed above

 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, two references, and cover letter in an email to jobs@curlmix.com. Please title the subject “I am your next Photographer.”

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