Lead Photographer

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Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jul 15, 2022
Closes
Aug 18, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
This position requires being based in Minneapolis, MN.

About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.‚Äč

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

Fueling the continued success of one of the world's most beloved and recognized brands is a distinctly capable, creative and innovative Marketing organization. Target Marketing is well known for inspiring and surprising guests, and we pride ourselves on connecting them to the products and experiences they expect and deserve from Target. We study our guests to discover new needs and insights, and then craft every interaction to build brand love. We are market experts who insist on a clear and cohesive understanding of our business objectives, guest segments and behaviors, strategies and tactics, overcoming obstacles and measuring success. Our commitment to partnering both internally and with external agencies gives us a wide range of capabilities, from award-winning creative work to exciting and unique promotional marketing. Leveraging our collective assets and fostering a healthy, supportive and open team culture, we deliver a holistically gratifying experience that guests can only get at Target.

Target Creative is the in-house creative agency dedicated to bringing one of the world's most beloved and recognizable brands to life. Whether through design, marketing or brand work, we are the driving force behind delivering Target's dynamic, inventive and unmistakable storytelling to its massive global audience. Our mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to take our guests-and ourselves-somewhere new. Never resting on past wins or settling for anything less than extraordinary, our origin story built us to thrive in the competitive and changing retail marketplace. We tell a compelling and cohesive brand story, maximizing our messages across multiple platforms-whether via a digital art gallery or a new $1 billion children's clothing brand. Operating as one fully integrated team in both the U.S. and overseas, Target Creative comprises the best and brightest talent to execute market-leading creative strategy, design, writing, video production, operations, digital, UX, social media and more. We leverage smart and rewarding external partnerships while closely aligning with our Target teams. Together, we tackle every creative challenge with our amplified strengths, ultimately bearing the groundbreaking creative work that helps make Target the decisive guest favorite, year after year.

Target Studio is an integral part of Target's Marketing Team and is leveraged for photo and video production services. We partner with teams across the company to bring the Target Brand to life.

As a Lead Photographer, you will bring the Target Brand to life by creating and capturing images for E-commerce and Marketing Special Projects. You will actively collaborate with Target Creative and lead photo / motion and post production teams, in creating impactful images that inspires the guest to purchase.

You will have leadership experience in all aspects of Photo Production.

Pre-Production: Partnering with Art Directors, Stylists and Producers you will evaluate projects and guide the production; supplying a Photographers perspective to best support the work. As a Lead Photographer you will have the desire and ability to concept, execute and present creative photo and video concepts that support the Target Brand. It will be important for you to maintain and update a portfolio demonstrating your creative and technical expertise.

Production: You will have expert proficiency with lighting, cameras and capture software, as well as an awareness of image and style standards necessary to uphold the Target brand. You will partner with Art Directors and lead photo production teams in creative execution. You will need to have strong skills in video production as well as photography and have the skill to shoot editorial content in large room environments, prepared food, and table-top. This position provides direction and guidance to all contract Photographers, Digital Technicians and Photo Assistants.

Post-Production: This position requires the organizational and communication skills necessary to: lead teams and manage a project from start to finish while maintaining Target Brand standards. You will partner with Art Directors and Digital Technicians to insure final images are meeting quality standards and creative direction. Upon project completion it will be important for you to follow up with creative partners for project feedback.

As a lead on the creative production team, you will help build production capabilities and a collaborative culture. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Advanced photography skills in commercial photography with portfolio that represents top-of-class technical and creative standards
  • Self-directed with detailed problem-solving skills and the ability to make independent judgments and decisions
  • Expert proficiency in studio lighting, camera software, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, video and color management tools
  • Consistently demonstrates passion for the brand and is guest centered in approaching any solution
  • Champions new ideas that show potential for significant returns
  • Helps others identify and prioritize development objectives
  • Measures and develops processes that deliver consistency in creative outputs of brands
  • Ability to shoot wide range of editorial content from room environments to table-top
  • Ability to concept, execute and present creative ideas that support the Target Brand


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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