Senior Photographer, Brand Ops

Rent The Runway
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full timeAdvertising Services,Technology, Information and Internet,Retail
Senior Photographer, Brand Ops About Us

Rent the Runway (RTR) is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the world’s first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable and financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories and home decor from 700+ brand partners and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman’s leadership, RTR has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” five times in ten years, and has been placed on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the “TIME 100” most influential people in the world and as one of People magazine’s “Women Changing the World.”

About The Job

Rent the Runway is looking for a

Senior Photographer

, Brand Ops to work closely with a team of Art Directors, Producers, Stylists, and Retouchers to produce high-quality imagery in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment. This leadership role will bring innovation to high-volume photographic workflows, reducing operational costs while improving the quality of imagery produced. The successful candidate will be required to understand the larger business strategy while overseeing the implementation details of imagery standards, technologies, and equipment. Efficient workflow management, organization, collaboration, and communication are key to this role. Additionally, you will be responsible for managing the daily operations of a team of freelance photographers.

What You’ll Do

  • Execute high-quality digital photography across all On-Figure and Still Life product categories, including product, social, and editorial imagery
  • Oversee the daily PDP image selection process on set
  • Support process and aesthetic innovations that drive sales and elevate the customer experience
  • Provide mentoring, training, development, and performance management of the freelance photography team
  • Maintain the creation of robust training and process documentation of photography style guides
  • Partner with Production to recruit and maintain a large pool of exceptional freelance e-commerce photographers
  • Evaluate photography metrics weekly, make recommendations to improve performance and/or efficiencies, engage the team in productivity monitoring and improvement, and suggest metrics to gain deeper insights into efficiencies and productivity
  • Research and develop techniques and best practices for shooting new categories/projects, and disseminate those practices across the team and/or company
  • Guide the constant improvement of Rent the Runway’s photography quality and maintain the visual style and presentation of photography
  • File management and file delivery to workflow standards
  • Technical troubleshooting
  • Support Studio Ops Manager with assessments of equipment, expendables, and future planning
  • Support Studio Ops Manager in maintaining photo equipment and organization of studios
  • Meet creative and operational standards, and strive for constant improvement
  • Ad-hoc special projects as required

About You:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in photography and 5+ years of studio experience in an e-commerce or luxury photo studio environment
  • You have a professional photography portfolio of original work that demonstrates an expert-level knowledge of digital photography, including lighting, composition, color quality, and aesthetics across an array of client environments, including editorial, catalog, and e-commerce.
  • You are self-motivated and enthusiastic and have demonstrated fashion experience.
  • You have experience building and onboarding a roster of high-performing freelance individuals.
  • You have a strong desire to contribute to a highly collaborative environment and promote the collective output of the studio team with positivity and a passionate work ethic.
  • You possess a strong technical knowledge of camera hardware and capturing software in addition to the full comprehension of modern studio lighting schemes and fashion trends, as well as acute attention to detail.
  • You have expert-level experience with Capture One Pro, including proficiency in checking for proper ISA, Camera format, ICC profile, setting and adjusting clothing colors and setting output settings correctly, as well as proficiency with basic scripting, color theory, Microsoft Office, and Mac OS.
  • You have excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to multitask.
  • You have expert-level knowledge of all stages of the photography process & tools with in Digital Photography, Canon camera, Profoto lighting systems, and traditional grip practice.
  • You are eager to learn and share your own set experience: lighting, workflow, etc., including troubleshooting for Canon and Profoto systems.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to contribute to a successful team environment and follow evolving creative and workflow guidelines.
  • You have the ability to work well both independently as a photographer and as a tech in a team environment.


At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the well-being of our employees and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, and have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription and rental discounts - to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events and outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work - our corporate employees have the option to work remotely 3 days a week, in accordance with Company policies.

Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement

RTR is requiring all US corporate employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in person, unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons. If you believe that you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you and if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date. RTR will evaluate all such requests in accordance with Company policy and applicable law.

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


The anticipated base salary for this position is $78,400 - $98,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held.

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