Photo Production Coordinator
Birchbox is seeking a passionate Photo Production Coordinator to join our Creative Team. We are changing the way people discover products they love and we want someone who can’t wait to play a huge role in defining our visual needs and processes for these new experiences.
The ideal candidate is fluent in current creative best practices, passionate about all things photo and knows how to see a project through from beginning to end. You are skilled with breaking apart problems into manageable parts and tackling each component with fervor and confidence. You are well-versed in our industry and product and know exactly how you’d like to make it better. You are a team player, capable of quick, solution oriented thinking and know how to keep a production motivated.
You would be responsible for overseeing our monthly photo production cycle, scheduling freelancers, and ensuring successful pre and post production by supporting our in house studio. The ability to work quickly under pressure and prioritize requests under tight deadlines is crucial. Your eye for detail must be outstanding, you should be able to rapidly identify problems in an image. There's a lot to get done and the right candidate will be energized by the chance to work closely across teams to coordinate the best creative solutions.
We work as a tight cross-disciplinary group so you need to feel comfortable working closely with Marketing, Product, and Brand team members.
Manage shoot schedule for in-house studio.
Coordinate freelance photographers, pre & post-production, equipment needs, and deliverables.
Work with internal teams to coordinate shoots.
Work with creative team to uphold Birchbox brand standards.
Negotiate and prepare shoot estimates.
Acquire all production forms including contracts, rental contracts, and credit card approval forms/applications.
Oversees shoots to completion through billing.
**********YOU MUST COMPLETE AN ENTRY ASSESSMENT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. PLEASE FIND THE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS DESCRIPTION.**********
Experience in photo production is a must.
Experience in both editorial and e-commerce photo production is a plus.
Viable network of freelance photographers and retouchers.
Solid knowledge of industry standard production hardware and software applications
Skills and Experience:
2+ years of fast paced photo shoot production experience
Bachelor’s degree in Photography or related field of study preferred
Solid written and verbal communication skills
Budgeting and negotiation experience
Ability to oversee productions, crew, and see projects through to completion
Proven ability to multi task, prioritize, handle demanding deadlines and multi-shoot days.
Entry Assessment details: COORDINATOR TEST
Work through a mock photo shoot scenario, including everything from inspiration gathering to scheduling.
Mock Project Overview:
Our women's subscription theme for the month of July is "Wanderlust" and the goal is to generate imagery to support this. The imagery can be used cross-platform, including print assets for our subscription boxes, large scale print assets for events, and digitally for our online editorial presence. We are aiming to create 5 images that can be used across all mediums.
'Wanderlust' editorial overview: The Birchbox definition of 'Wanderlust' is destination inspiration. We want to evoke a sense of desire or impulse to wander, travel and explore the world through relatable imagery.
Keeping the Birchbox voice and aesthetic in mind, please submit two pages breaking down different photo production details based on the overview above:
Treatment paragraph: describe your vision for the "Wanderlust" photo shoot (no longer then 150 words) and include 2-4 inspirational images to support the description
One page schedule: design a production timeline assuming a May 1st project kickoff with final imagery needed by June 20th. Consider concepting time, model and location scouting, retouching, approvals, etc.
Must be submitted as a PDF. Document should be no longer then 2 pages.
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