Photography Art Director airbnb
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Photography plays a central role in Airbnb?s success and is a significant component of our brand identity today. Our hosts and guests have meaningful, life-changing experiences on Airbnb every day. To commemorate and share these experiences, we rely on rich storytelling through compelling lifestyle-driven photography. At Airbnb we strive to showcase a collection of museum-quality photography that is both informative and inspiring to wide audiences.
Airbnb has commissioned 2 million professional photographs in fewer than 5 years. We work with many of the best architectural, street and event photographers around the world. Our listing photography program ensures that our website showcases unique spaces through immaculate imagery. Our Neighborhoods photography program allows our guests to understand and select the right neighborhoods for them to stay in when visiting new cities. Our event photography program captures the special events we throw for our guests, hosts, and employees.
Airbnb is seeking a talented Art Director to develop, refine, manage, and oversee photography style for the Airbnb brand. This position requires extensive experience Art Directing architectural and lifestyle shoots. Candidates should have experience collaborating with photo editors, designers, and producers to inform best use of photography assets online and offline. They should have experience communicating with a large team of photographers in cities around the world. Our ideal candidate is comfortable creating mood boards and style guides that align with brand strategy and work with design and content to speak the language of a strong brand.
We're thinkers, doers, and communicators. Candidates must be self?motivated, eager to learn, and determined to produce in a fast?paced environment. Candidates should be team players and comfortable with the hands-on, daily leadership of photographers through a well-constructed process while also being able to communicate with colleagues less versed in photography. We will consider candidates whose portfolios demonstrate creativity, a passion for storytelling, and meticulous attention to detail.
Evolve the Airbnb photography aesthetic through careful consideration of the brand's positioning and photography use cases
Refine the selection process for lifestyle photographers; manage and oversee the use of a rating system that organizes our freelance photographer resources
Create and oversee the use of style guides that ensure consistency across various uses cases; coach Airbnb employees and partners in best practices and best use of style guides
Work alongside designers to construct individual, project-specific mood boards and to direct photographers on occasional special projects
Inspire, mentor, and manage internal photography team members on Photography Art Direction
Collaborate with other photography team members to establish and organize a library of on-brand digital assets for different Airbnb use-cases
Assist the team in making regular tradeoffs between style, cost, legal contracts, and deadlines across various projects
Research, hire, and mentor the best photographers in the world
Outstanding portfolio of work that demonstrates creativity, originality, and attention to detail with a focus on lifestyle, architectural, or interior photography
At least 7 years of experience leading editorial and/or lifestyle photography projects; we're looking for someone who is passionate about storytelling through photography
Exceptional interpersonal skills; Candidates should be collaborative problem solvers, team players, and excellent communicators
Project management and organizational skills; candidates must be able to manage multiple projects and multiple freelance photographers at the same time
Established relationships within the photography community a plus
Quarterly employee travel coupon
Paid time off
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
Life insurance and disability benefits
Flexible Spending Accounts
Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED