Studio & Experiential Photographer

| Santa Monica
We are seeking a Studio and Experiential Photographer to join our Creative Team. In this role you will primarily be asked to shoot still and on-figure product photography in studio. Images must meet the needs of new product launches, e-commerce updates and additions, and marketing initiatives. This role will work closely with the a variety of Creative team members to ensure client goals are met with creativity, innovation and efficiency. This role will oversee the undertaking of our first photography studio.
You must be dynamic and adaptable. The ideal candidate understands the need for collaboration and communication across studio teams, working together toward our individual and collective goals. The candidate has experience in a high volume commercial studio setting, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and firmly believes in continuous improvement. The photographer is responsible for balancing quality and productivity when photographing product on both still and live model sets, working cross functionally with the styling and logistics teams, and identifying ways to improve and driving those improvements.
This photographer in this role should also have experience shooting live events (think large corporate meetings) and ideally has some experience shooting video in both the studio and at events.

Responsibilities:

  • Photograph lightbox/seamless product imagery in studio monthly for new product launches.
  • Shoot on-figure photography as needed.
  • Understand the importance of creating consistent visual styles for different types of clients.
  • Name, process and upload images onto server in proper folder structure.
  • Oversee maintenance of in-house studio and equipment needs.
  • Communicate with teams regarding shoot production and post production organization.

Skills:

  • 3+ years experience with product photography – experiential / event shooting is a plus.
  • Casting experience and location selection are huge experience pluses for this role
  • Strong understanding of cameras, lenses, lighting equipment, and specialist software
  • Must be a self-starter, comfortable working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Extremely organized.
  • Able to quickly prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a daily scheduled workflow.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate.
  • Ability to lightly retouch files when needed – experience with retouching is a plus.
  • Reports to office headquarters in Santa Monica, CA.
  • YOU MUST HAVE A DIGITAL PORTFOLIO for review. Submit your link with your resume.
  • May travel around LA

What Hawke Offers:

  • A ridiculously awesome work environment - equal parts laid-back startup and motivated meritocracy
  • An executive team that has scaled startups in the past and has every intention of continuing to scale Hawke Media into a dominant player in the digital marketing agency space
  • Tons of training opportunities, including weekly education, book clubs, online courses, paid live courses, and over 80 skilled marketers to learn from/with
  • Great opportunities to grow your technical skills and grow into a leader in the creative space
  • 401K, Healthcare, Vision, Dental and unlimited PTO (we value performance and reward accordingly!)

Our outsourced CMO value prop is taking the digital marketing world by storm. It’s why we’re one of Inc.’s fastest growing companies in the country. We’ve got no plans to slow down anytime soon, and we’re staffing up to support our scaling operations. At Hawke, we work hard, but we chill harder - we’re proud to be one of Glassdoor’s 50 best places to work in the country!

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Location

1640 5th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

What are Hawke Media Perks + Benefits

Hawke Media Benefits Overview

A ridiculously awesome work environment - equal parts laid-back startup and motivated meritocracy

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We value performance and reward accordingly!
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Dog friendly office, beach days, company retreats, sports leagues, yoga, company-wide meetings, guest speakers
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
We reimburse up to $1500 toward education in your field

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Hawke Media, we have three simple rules to live by:

Get $#!+ Done
Learn Quickly
Be Cool

This is what drives us to constantly improve as marketers, coworkers, and human beings. It’s why our clients love us and how we earned Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for 2017.

If you think you have what it takes to join the fastest growing digital marketing agency in the country, check out our current openings.

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