Senior Photographer (6-Month FTC)

Ref: MON10992
Salary: Competitive
Department: Visual
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Interim
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

We’re looking for a Senior Photographer on a 6-Month FTC to support the senior photographer through delivery photography of garments and products including models, and still life shoots which supports the commercial and creative vision of the Monsoon and Accessorize Brands and ultimately works to enhance conversion.

What will you do as a Senior Photographer?

  • Reporting directly into the studio manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of overseeing the day-to-day running your Photographer team.  
  • Shooting products to a high standard across model and non-model sets. 
  • Possess the skill and knowledge to lead a Junior Photographer and a large pool of freelancer.Monitoring all processes throughout the day 
  • Responsible for creation, maintenance, and communication of shoot guides from a photography perspective 
  • Working with the studio manager to develop and implement strategic segment evolution through current trends and fashion relevancy 
  • Initiate and lead Photographers pre planning and preparation for scheduled shoots 
  • Oversee all equipment orders and communication with suppliers. 
  • Own workshops and train the team in varied specialties 
  • Maintain and track all studio kit, ensuring kit stays in optimal working condition and replacements flagged within a timely manor 
  • Monitoring the Photographer team performance and constantly identifying opportunities to improve quality and efficiency 
  • Conducting regular 1-2-1’s with your direct reports. Reviewing personal objectives, ensuring they are supported and guided, and their skill set is developed, and progression assessed. 
  • Constantly assess and plan for succession within your team 
  • Encouraging team growth and development through objectives and training, ensuring the team are striving to support in the delivery of the department strategy 
  • Leading and contributing to team and departmental meetings 
  • Be recognised as an aspirational figure within your team and the wider department 
  • Guiding the team to follow established processes to deliver agreed creative and quality standards in line with departmental strategy 
  • Build strong, professional, and collaborative relationships with the wider studio team 
  • Demonstrating excellent brand awareness by identifying areas for review, researching ideas, and assessing competition to ensure we are market leaders 
  • Delivering projects to support the department strategy and any other ad-hoc tasks and projects defined by the Studio Manager. 

What you will need to succeed as a Senior Photographer?

  • Previous experience working within a digital photographic studio as a Senior/Mid Photographer 
  • Previous commercial photographic experience 
  • A meticulous eye for detail 
  • Strong photography and lighting skills 
  • Strong understanding of colour correction 
  • Good working knowledge of using Capture One, Canon and Photoshop, is essential. 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Self-motivated, positive and hard working 
  • Ability to work within a team, excelling under pressure with a flexible attitude 
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and motivate others to achieve within the required timeframe 

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days holiday with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

Please note all applications should include a portfolio and a link to your website to be considered for the role advertised.

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at careers@monsoon.co.uk to request discuss any specific requirements.

 

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