Freelance Product Photographer

| Seattle

Description

Blue Nile is the largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our standards are amongst the highest of all jewelers. We provide a superior customer experience, extraordinary value and industry leading product quality and style. We obsess about our customers and are passionate about providing each customer with an amazing experience.

Job Summary:
We are currently looking for an in-house Product Photographer to work with our first-rate photo studio for 6-9 weeks. We need someone with extensive and accomplished experience with product photography (preferably with a focus on fine-jewelry), styling and image consistency on the team that produces our world-class product images. If you have a polished portfolio in the luxury retail space, a keen eye for detail, love efficiency and move quickly in a high-energy environment then we are the right fit for you.

Responsibilities:
Job responsibilities include:

• Photograph Blue Nile’s jewelry and engagement rings for our website
• Style and prep products to specifications
• Follow brand-specific style guides to ensure consistency of image composition and lighting
• Maintain photo studio workspace
• Catalog work using internal tracker
• Meticulous attention to detail, making sure to catch and adjust even the smallest of image flaws
• Ability to follow strict guidelines in terms of file organization
• Deftly match quality and lighting standards to ensure consistency of product imagery
• Uploading images to diligently organized server and assisting to maintain that organization
• Managing large quantities of files, ensuring nothing gets lost in the shuffle
• Has deep awareness of tight timelines and feels a sense of urgency to facilitate staying on schedule
• Anticipate problems in workflow and work ahead to create solutions
• Occasionally add keywords and rename images
• Display maturity and professionalism under pressure
• Collaborate and stay in constant communication with manager and other team members to ensure efficiency

Qualifications: (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience and Education)
• 5+ years’ experience in professional studio photography
• Experience with Canon and Profoto equipment
• Experience shooting macro jewelry photography
• Proficient MAC user
• Pays meticulous attention to details
• Good written and spoken communication skills
• Supreme composition skills
• Exemplary knowledge of photography and lighting
• Self-motivated and able to adapt to a constantly changing environment, able to switch projects at a moment’s notice
• Capable of handling pressure and creating high-quality imagery on tight deadlines
• Comfortable working in a semi-industrial workspace

Additional Abilities: (if applicable)
Unique Abilities Required: Photoshop God
Typical Amount of Travel: 0

Competencies:

Core: Accountability, adaptability, customer focus, decision making, ethics and integrity, functional/technical skills, resourcefulness, results orientation, and teamwork.

Core Manager: Building effective teams, business alignment, leadership, developing and motivating talent, and managing and measuring contributions.

Position Specific: Attention to detail and ability to output flawless imagery, multi-tasking and capable of delivering against multiple image batches simultaneously, strong communication with other teams to ensure quality and consistency in image output, and dependable.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district. We are close to transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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