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Specialist, Photo Art Director



United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Bring Your Amazing Self to Work

At Macy's, Inc. we're on a mission to create a brighter future with bold representation for all. This is our Mission Every One. We know that each person here is unique. So we respect and invest in each individual to create growth, pride, and satisfaction. If we are able to bring our whole selves to work, it translates into a more abundant and wider array of ideas and energy for all to benefit from. Our success will be built on amazing colleagues, working together.

Job Overview

The specialist AD will be in charge of directing photo shoots and video content, implementing brand marketing direction, creating detailed execution plans, and evaluating the product photography standards for our new Direction. In addition to having a talent for fashion photography and art direction, the ideal candidate will be highly creative with excellent leadership and communication skills,

What You Will Do

  • Work with the Manager to ensure creative concepts are aligned with branding direction and marketing events.
  • Manage a team of talent that consists of photographers, stylists, Hair & Make-up artists, and models to execute brand images.
  • Responsible for consistently executing brand-specific photography and video through all stages including set direction, lighting, composition, cropping, and retouching notes.
  • Attend weekly meetings and creative reviews for projects that are assigned.
  • Maintain open and consistent communication with creative and operations teams and studio partners.
  • Work with the Manager to develop new initiatives and generate ideas beyond assigned projects.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and the competitive landscape; make recommendations to the Manager.

Skills You Will Need

Creative Vision: Ability to develop and execute still photography concepts that align with fashion office photography for marketing events and assets, demonstrating a keen aesthetic sense.

Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey changes, updates, and ideas to creative staff, as well as to engage with various departments within the organization.

Collaboration: Strong collaborative skills to work closely with Creative teams, including PM, Production, and Studio teams, in developing and executing projects.

Innovation and Initiative: Willingness to develop new initiatives and generate ideas beyond assigned projects, staying informed about industry trends and making recommendations accordingly.

Technical Proficiency: Proficiency in Digital Photography, Photoshop, InDesign, and XD, enabling effective execution of photography concepts.

Presentation Skills: Ability to present ideas and concepts effectively, coupled with strong management skills to oversee projects from conception to completion.

Adaptability and Resilience: Capability to work well under pressure, navigate fast-paced environments, and multitask efficiently.

Industry Knowledge: Understanding of photography trends, talent, and techniques, allowing for informed decision-making and innovative approaches.

Problem-Solving: Ability to anticipate and overcome obstacles that may arise during the execution of projects.

Team Collaboration: Capacity to work effectively in a team environment, fostering positive working relationships and contributing to collective success.

Who You

  • High School Diploma Collage Degree / BFA or equivalent experience
  • 6-8 years of fashion Art direction experience in both editorial and e-commerce for different retail brands
  • Video Knowledge
  • Digital Photography, Photoshop, InDesign skills and XD and Capture one..
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all tiers and all disciplines of the organization.
  • Presentation and management skills.
  • Work well under pressure; must be a good team player and communicator.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paces environment.
  • Knowledge of photography trends, talent & techniques.
  • Ability to anticipate and elevate Industy trends

What We Can Offer You

  • An inclusive, challenging, and refreshingly fun work environment
  • Competitive pay and benefits rooted in principles of equity
  • Performance incentives and annual merit review
  • Merchandise discounts
  • Health and Wellness Benefits across medical, dental, vision, and additional insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with 401k match opportunity
  • Employee Assistance Program (mental health counseling and legal/financial advice)
  • Resources for continuous learning, career growth, and leadership development
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off (first year prorated depending on start date)
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Guild education benefit funds 100% of tuition, books, and fees in designated programs
  • Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs) and give-back/volunteer opportunities
  • Empowerment and autonomy to perform impactful work with tangible results

About Macy’s

Now is an exciting time for a Macy's career as we continue to focus on creating exciting and memorable experiences for every Macy's customer, whether their journey starts online or in the store. Our opportunities in Sales, Merchandise, Operations, Customer Service, Warehouse, Marketing, and other areas let you express your creativity and commitment to excellence, grow your career and make a difference to your Macy's colleagues and customers.

Bring your creativity, energy, and ideas to the Macy's team – Apply Today!

This job description is not all-inclusive. Macy's, Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

This position may be eligible for performance-based incentives/bonuses. Benefits include 401k, medical/vision/dental/life/disability insurance options, PTO accruals, Holidays, and more. Eligibility requirements may apply based on location, job level, classification, and length of employment. Additional benefit details are available at macysJOBS.com.