Freelance Photo Director

New York
Apr 30, 2014
May 30, 2014
Hiring Manager
Full Time

Job Description

Refinery29 is looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented freelance photo director to contribute to a fast-paced photo department that balances a high volume—and a high quality level—of content. This position will oversee the daily aspects of the photo department including managing the budget, overseeing department documents and processes, as well as working closely with all sections of the company to field requests and speak to photo needs.


Oversee the photo department budget, including managing distribution, fielding questions, and assessing shifts per quarter
Fielding company questions, requests and delegating to appropriate editors when applicable.
Working closely with photo editors to assess challenges, weekly goals and problem solve solutions to move forward.
Hiring photo department positions and manage salary/freelancer budgets
Overseeing departmental documents and processes
Introduce innovative art direction for editorial photo shoots
Assist photo team in art directing on shoots when needed.
Approving department expenses
Work with archivist to establish an organized process to institute our new archiving system
Job duties may change as per business needs


A minimum of 6 years experience in an editorial photo department
Management experience with three or more full-time direct reports
Experience managing department budgets and distribution
Must possess a very strong visual sense and an acute attention to detail
Excellent communication skills
Must be extremely organized
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Thrive in a fast-paced environment
Must be team-oriented, responsive, and comfortable collaborating, but also able to work independently

Additional Information

For consideration, you must submit your resume and link to your online portfolio or writing samples. Applications submitted without a portfolio cannot be considered.

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