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Refinery29 is the cornerstone of fashion, beauty & shopping for a new generation.
Media, Full Time    New York    Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018
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About Refinery29:

Refinery29 is the leading digital media & entertainment company focused on women with a global audience footprint of 550 million across all platforms. Our mission is to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, & claim their power by providing optimistic & diverse creativity, storytelling, & points of view. We deliver style & substance to an audience that's highly engaged across a variety of devices & destinations, from the original video & editorial features, to live experiences & social storytelling. Please visit,, & for more information & to browse content.

About the team:

The Branded Photo team creates branded content for Refinery29 in collaboration with outside Brand Partners. This team works to concept, produce & art direct photo assets that combine our brand partner's marketing objective & the Refinery29 mission & voice.

What Makes an R29er?

You have commitment & passion for the mission of R29 to be a catalyst for women to feel, see, & claim their power & realize their infinite potential. You are a magic maker who sees possibility & turns dreams into reality.

What you'll do:

Refinery29 is looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, proactive, & creative Senior Photo Editor to contribute to a fast-paced branded photo department. This position will work closely with the Photography Director & Creative Direction Team to lead image production & direction across verticals from fashion, beauty, fitness, luxury, etc. A keen interest, as well as experience in fashion editorial, is required. This person is equal parts a creative visionary & an expert producer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Concepting & presenting creative treatments to clients
  • Assembling creative teams for photo shoots, photographers, hair, makeup, & stylists
  • Coordinating shoot timelines & communicating with all including talent
  • Art directing photo shoots on set & handling image selection in the post
  • Tracking & reconciling budgets
  • Managing, training & mentoring junior staff
  • Bringing in new contributors to the industry
  • Concepting photo ideas & packages for pre-sale
  • Job duties may change as per business needs

What you have:

  • 5+ years production experience in an editorial or advertising photo department (Preferably have worked on Branded Content or Art Buying previously.)
  • Must have equal parts experience & enthusiasm in producing photo shoots as well creatively concepting art direction
  • Significant on set experience (With clients preferably)
  • Must be proficient in Photoshop & be able to do basic retouching, color correcting & layouts
  • Excellent communication skills, extremely organized + collaborative
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize & thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a positive attitude & be a team player
  • Must have a strong passion for photography & stay relevant to trends & social platforms
  • Must have a network of industry relationships
  • Must have management experience

To be successful here you are:

  • Comfortable with aligning multiple brand missions under one creative vision
  • Must have a passion for advertising
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high volume team
  • Someone who enjoys problem-solving in an ever-changing environment
  • Inspired to push boundaries & be a thought leader
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