Product/Lifestyle Photographer

Position: Product/Lifestyle Photographer

Supervisor: Owner

The Vintage Rug Shop is a home furnishings & decor lifestyle brand recognized as the destination for shopping an inspiring mix of interiors grounded in natural textures and modern silhouettes. We’re on a mission to bring good design to everyday living, and our team is growing!

We are currently seeking a Photographer who is a master at their craft. This person is professional, organized, creative, and interested in capturing home decor & lifestyle products. This position is responsible for the entire photography process, from developing shot lists, to taking product/lifestyle photos, to editing and finalizing the files across all our channels. The ideal candidate is someone not only with a passion for interiors and lifestyle photography, but also obsesses over the details and visual story captured in a well balanced photo. This person will become the expert executor of capturing our products, lifestyle, and design brand.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Shoots product in studio
  • Performs all post production work including editing, color correction, & delivery of files to eCommerce & Marketing teams
  • Maintains database of photos & filing logic
  • Works alongside the Retail & eCommerce teams to ensure all product is captured for the website
  • Coordinates with Marketing team on producing images for external sources
  • Assist in capturing/creating photos for social, website content, and all branding as needed
  • Owns personal development; actively listens and accepts feedback, direction and guidance
  • Be highly organized and a multi-tasker who adapts quickly & handles change seamlessly
  • Ensures workflow efficiency by maintaining organization and cleanliness of photo studio
  • Represents The Vintage Rug Shop as a brand ambassador
  • Actively participates in growing the brand through photography

SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • CaptureOne
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of studio photography experience
  • 3+ years lifestyle photography experience
  • Professional portfolio
  • Able to creatively work within defined style guides
  • Photo editing experience required
  • Ability to balance quality, quantity, and timing
  • Able to meet deadlines with a quality product
  • Experience with studio lighting preferred
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Be a self-starter and able to manage own schedule to meet deadlines
  • Be a team player and have the ability to work with many personality types
  • Have exceptional time management skills
  • Must live in the Bay Area and have dependable transportation
  • Ability to lift and mobilize large items, up to 50 lbs. while utilizing appropriate equipment and safety techniques.

SALARY + BENEFITS

This is a contract position located in Oakland, CA. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Email the following to careers@thevintagerugshop.com, subject line: Photographer. In your email, please include the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter: in the cover letter, please tell us a bit about yourself, why you fit the description, why you'd make a great addition to our team, and how The Vintage Rug Shop fits into your career path
  • Links to or attachment of Professional Portfolio (required to be considered for this position)
  • Link to Instagram & LinkedIn