SSENSE (pronounced es-uhns ) is a global technology platform operating at the intersection of culture, community, and commerce.
Headquartered in Montreal, it features a mix of established and emerging luxury brands across womenswear, menswear, kidswear, and Everything Else.
SSENSE has garnered critical acclaim as both an e-commerce engine and a producer of cultural content, generating an average of 100 million monthly page views.
Approximately 80% of its audience is between the ages of 18 to 40. It is privately held and has achieved high double digit annual growth and profitability since its inception.
Reporting to the Photography Specialist, the Associate Photography Specialist works hands-on with the photo team to ensure art direction briefs are implemented and executed as intended.
The Associate Photography Specialist is responsible for monitoring the quality of shoots and ensuring that all team members meet art direction standards while working fast and efficiently.
The ideal candidate is passionate about developing training tools to elevate the caliber of their team while meeting the requirements set out by Art Direction.
Extensive knowledge of brands and underlying themes is a plus.
e-commerce Visual Content - 70%
Assist the Photography Specialist in interpreting briefs, delivering photo guidelines, and coaching team to achieve desired output for new product categories and / or new brands
Update guidelines, processes and tools to keep up with changes in art direction
Monitor daily preps and shoots to ensure that the photo team is aligned and delivering top quality content that supports both the Studio's art direction and production targets
Effectively articulate and communicate all lighting and equipment requirements within Art Direction briefs
Research new ideas for product and / or brand presentation, providing the Art Direction Specialist with solutions to achieve desired output
Maintain strict standards of quality control, staying up-to-date with SSENSE art direction
Team Development - 30%
Coach team on how to shoot simple to high complexity product categories while staying aligned to AD briefs (including special launches and activations)
Influence, coach and mentor styling team through editing ensuring they create imagery that adheres to guidelines
Collaborate closely with the Photography Lead to on-board new hires and freelancers
College diploma or BFA in Photography, or a related field
A minimum of 3 years experience working as a photographer in an e-commerce studio
Advanced knowledge of CaptureOne, Adobe Photoshop and image processing
Advanced knowledge of photography & lighting
Proven experience using digital cameras and professional lighting equipment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and French
Strong communication skills (both written and visual) to convey art direction to a team of creatives
Ability to ideate and conceptualize quickly
Conscientious of timelines and deliverables
Ability to mobilize and motivate a breadth of employees, including non-direct reports, peers, and executives to achieve a goal
Experience and desire to train and develop creative talent
Schedule is Monday to Friday with some weekends as required
Job is on-site at our Montreal Studio.