Photo Director

  • Job Description:
    WWD--the industry bible that has covered the fashion world for over 100 years and has been recently relaunched as a weekly magazine--is seeking a Photo Director for its Editorial Department. The Photo Director will be a masterful conceptual thinker who can plan and execute cutting edge photography -- be it fashion stories, portraits or product photography. They will possess excellent communication skills and know how to talk through editorial ideas in a lively, collaborative environment. They will be able to oversee multiple projects for several verticals.
  • Position: Director of Photography
  • Area of Focus: Production
  • City: New York City
  • Region: NYC tri-state
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: Fairchild Fashion Media, with publications like WWD and Footwear News, produces the publications of record for senior fashion executives, providing an insider's perspective on top news, trends and strategies. Fairchild publications keep businesses a step ahead on the retailing, manufacturing and financial aspects of the global women's and men's fashion, retail and beauty communities and the consumer media that cover the market. Fairchild Fashion Media is owned by Penske Media Corporation (PMC) – a leading digital media, publishing, and information services company founded in 2003. PMC engages with thriving audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media – reaching more than 140 million consumers monthly (comScore, 2014), and was recently named one of the Top 100 Private Companies in the United States. With the preeminence of its brands, PMC is one of the largest digital media companies in the world, publishing more than 20 digital brands, including an extensive joint venture in India with ZEEtv, as well as 40 annual events/conferences and a dynamic research and emerging data business. PMC brands include Fairchild Fashion Media, PMC Studios, Deadline.com Variety Magazine, Variety.com, CricketCountry.com, HollywoodLife, ENTV, India.com, Movieline, TVLine, BGR, AwardsLine, @hollywood, LA411, NY411, Young Hollywood Awards, The Style Awards, and Breakthrough of the Year Awards. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • Benefits: Our extensive offerings include medical, dental, and vision coverage; disability and life insurance; paid time off; a 401(k) plan.
  • Company: WWD
  • Contact Address: 475 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10017
  • Contact Email:alimpus@pmc.com
  • Contact Name: Andy Limpus
  • How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and a link to an online portfolio or 5 work samples via PDF in order to be considered for the position: http://pmc.com/careers-listing?gnk=job&gni=8a36b7594d086b87014d43e8df2e3868&gns=SPD
  • Job Requirements: Qualifications Strong network of industry connections including photographers, stylists and hair & makeup artists Management experience with teams, budgets, photo shoots and deadlines Expertise with photo research, syndication, embargo management Nurture and develop a growing photo team, providing a creative environment conducive to taking risks and advancing the brand in a competitive space Comfortable providing art direction to the world’s top photographers — either prior to or on-set during a shoot Experience photo editing for websites and digital products Thorough knowledge of Photoshop and other photo editing software Interest in fashion and the fashion related fields
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