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Job Title: Product Photographer

Company: Webstaurant Store, Inc.

WebstaurantStore is looking for a self-motivated and detail-oriented candidate to join our rapidly growing company as a Product Photographer. This role focuses on creating an informative, visual shopping experience for our customers and is a key part of growing our business and serving the purchasing needs of foodservice professionals worldwide. This is an in-studio position.

The Photographer works closely with the creative/content teams in interpreting established brand direction and appropriately providing digital images that are on brand and are produced within the production timeframes.

The Photographer is responsible for creating visually appealing and meaningful images that depict the product's function, features, textures and finishes. In this role, the Photographer must be able to perform all functions in a highly-collaborative team environment while in the studio or on location.

Assets created will be used over multiple platforms (print, digital, social, and video), as well as external media needs. The Photographer must problem-solve the best, most efficient way to execute shoots under limiting circumstances and short lead times. This is a full-time position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support the visual production and content teams functioning as a Photographer. Function as a highly-engaged, key component of a collaborative team (that includes a food and/or set stylist, assistant photographer, buyer, editor and Photo Operations Manager) to achieve the appropriate final look for any desired output, ensuring brand integrity is being successfully translated through appropriate photography.

  • Produce compelling images that are well-lit and well-composed, using elements such as but not limited to proper exposure, focus, lens selection, composition, colors, props, angle of light, locations and sets that align with established brand guidelines in a fully digital in-house studio.
  • Schedule, plan, and manage shoots based on an understanding of the department’s prioritization needs.
  • Process, name and prepare images for the editing team.
  • Demonstrates adaptability; comfortable with ambiguity and fast pace. Finds balance between organization needs, personal needs and team needs. Resilient.
  • Listens to others; Effectively listens to customers, employees, managers, and peers. Leverages skills to build relationships, make decisions and solve problems.
  • Practices self-development; Demonstrates ongoing learning and self-development. Creates a cycle of continuous learning.
  • Expected to participate in essential meetings, brainstorming and planning sessions.
  • Assist the Photo Operations Manager with special projects, initiatives and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree: Photography, Design or related field.
  • Have a minimum of 2-3 years of commercial photography experience with DSLRs, and strobe lighting.
  • Are proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge, Capture One, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Are attentive to detail, take initiative, and demonstrate flexibility.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication.
  • Hold themselves and others to high standards.

We offer competitive compensation and a 401k with company match. Employees also enjoy regular food service industry training from top manufacturers and product experts.

If you’re ready for a challenge, and have the ambition to succeed in a fast paced, growing industry, we’d love to discuss the photographer position with you! Submit your resume and apply online today. A portfolio submission is required.