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Sr Photo Studio Operations Business Partner

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Nov 15, 2022
Closing date
Dec 7, 2022

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
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.

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.

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 Sr. Photo Studio Operations Business Partner, you will be on set each week at our Minneapolis Studio and will bring the Target Brand to life by supporting the Studio Lead with all aspects of day-to-day photo studio operation as well as providing back up support for the equipment room team. This role is based in Minneapolis and requires working knowledge of studio computers and photo equipment, troubleshooting and repair coordination, as well as photo power distribution.

The role's primary objective is to be a critical link between internal and external photo teams, Photo Producers, Photo Studio Equipment Specialist, Sr Creative Resources BP, and Sr Manager Studio Operations. Development of strong working relationships with all partners will lead to success within this role. Your experience will include proficiency in the photo studio production process; assisting teams by proactively and independently anticipating crew needs; asking relevant questions and preparing appropriately to ensure photo projects run smoothly. As questions or problems arise, the ideal candidate will use their sense of urgency and problem solving skills; seeing answers beyond the obvious, using internal and external resources and coming to solutions quickly. You will play a critical role in the development, communication and studio adherence to processes/improvements and procedures.

You'll partner with the Photo Studio Equipment Specialist and preferred vendors to order photo studio supplies while managing to the budget, as well as make decisions on rental equipment. With your knowledge of photo equipment, you'll help make recommendations on capital expenditures, ensuring utilization and return on investment.

You will be the main point of contact for Target's catering vendor who provides daily lunches for TCIN photo crews. You'll coordinate counts with individual teams to create the weekly order, as well as track costs and manage the overall budget. At the end of each shoot, you'll work with crews to ensure all spaces are organized and cleaned and adequately prepared for the next team using the space. As a key partner in 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 in photography, art or related field and/or equivalent photo studio experience

· Proficient in Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, Macintosh applications

· 3 years of experience

· Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, think critically, and communicate effectively

· Exhibits integrity, creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness

· Ability to autonomously manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

· Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate ambiguity

· Friendly, approachable with a client service-oriented demeanor

· Flexible and open to change

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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