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 Associate Manager of Photography, the Photographer is responsible for ready-to-wear and still life photography, and the quality control of lighting and image assets for e-commerce. As part of our best-in-class Studio Visual Production team, the Photographer will ensure all images are consistent with the SSENSE style guide and that production and productivity targets are met. The ideal candidate has great attention to detail and relevant knowledge in fashion and photography. This role works cross-functionally and requires a highly collaborative style with the ability to influence and motivate to drive performance results.
E-commerce Photography - 90%
Photograph e-commerce images for both ready-to-wear and still life products
Perform image processing and transfer to Retouchers as per SSENSE guidelines
Ensure images are in order, lighting is consistent and naming conventions are correct on a daily basis
Maintain strict standards of quality control, staying up-to-date with SSENSE art direction
Monitor all studio photography equipment and inform the Associate Manager of Photography of maintenance requests
Shoot model castings, as required
Assist on editorial and creative marketing shoots and ad hoc projects, as required
Continuous Improvement - 10 %
Proactively make recommendations to the Associate Manager of Photography on workflow and processes
Stay up-to-date on industry tools, techniques, and best practices in photography
Bachelor of Fine Arts or College diploma in Photography, or a relevant field
A minimum 1 year experience in commercial photography
Advanced knowledge of CaptureOne, Adobe Photoshop and image processing
Advanced knowledge of photography and lighting
Experience in the fashion industry and/or e-commerce, an asset
Experience working in with Mac OSX, Filezilla, Google Drive and Adobe suite
Proven experience using digital cameras and professional lighting equipment
Ability to carry out creative processes in a fast paced production environment
Team player with great communication and interpersonal skills
Creative thinker with problem solving abilities
Proven ability to process high volumes of workflow
Ability to prioritize, plan and execute
Solid ability to understand a lighting diagram to consistently achieve desired art direction
Ability to influence decision making on set, including pace setting, model positioning, and model expression
- All applicants are required to provide a portfolio of their relevant work in Photography.