Head of Photography - Apple Services, Creative Communications

Culver City, CA 90232
  • Job Code
    200172982
  • Jobs Rated
    195th
Summary

Summary

Posted: Jul 10, 2020

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200172982

We are seeking a Photography leader with seasoned creative and managerial experience to lead our photography de...Summary

Summary

Posted: Jul 10, 2020

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200172982

We are seeking a Photography leader with seasoned creative and managerial experience to lead our photography department for our Services, Creative Communications team.
This role will oversee a strong collaborative team to produce groundbreaking work across all lines of business. Your elevated visual sense, critical thinking, and track record for leadership help define the brand's photographic aesthetic. You anticipate the unusual needs of complex projects and delegate accordingly to execute successfully within budget. You are experienced at developing and maintaining valuable relationships with production vendors, photographers and talent representatives. You are a confident teammate and creative problem solver who manages the day to day while cultivating big-picture growth and excellence.

Key Qualifications

  • At least 10 years at an agency or editorial photo department or related high-performance photo service organization.
  • A consummate leader and teammate with dedication to quality who instills confidence in others at Apple to bring their strengths to the table to produce their best work.
  • Hands-on extensive experience with photo/art direction, producing and editing photography for a multitude of platforms including, but not limited to: print, digital, OOH, social media, and partnerships.
  • Ability to see big picture strategy across teams and guide photography team's presence within larger organization.
  • Experience managing a department budget, contracts and releases relating to original shoot commissions and licensing.
  • Liaise and maintain stellar working relationships with talent reps, photographers and vendors. Consistently seeking to develop new and inclusive relationships to widen the scope of visual POV and production partners.
  • Vast knowledge of diverse portrait, fashion, still life and lifestyle photographers worldwide. You encourage everyone on the team to seek and cultivate new talent and ideas.
  • High level of energy, passion, dedication and outstanding work ethic.
  • Knowledge of Keynote, Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom.

Description

Oversee and collaborate with a small and mighty photo team of Producers, Editor, Retoucher and Archivist to ensure each project runs efficiently and successfully to completion.
Train new team members on existing process, while developing new ways which address ever-changing Apple ecosystem.
Address creative briefs to inform photographic approach and source photographers accordingly.
Delegate projects across the team to lead all phases of photo production in partnership with Creative Directors, Producers, Brand, and Project Executives.
Work closely and seamlessly with Creative Producers on integrated Film/ and stills projects.
Track and lead department and project budgets against quarterly and annual goals.
Work with BA, and legal on updates to marketing contracts regarding photographer service and licensing agreements, brand clearance and talent restrictions.
Manage a team of 4-6 people, set clear expectations and oversee individual performance reviews.
Help lead legal clearances of commissions and licensed imagery.
Lead photo research, licensing and agency pricing negotiations.
Lead photo post-production deliverables and timelines.

Education & Experience

Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience preferred.

Additional Requirements

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Overall Rating: 195/220
Median Salary: $32,490

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