Location: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 10-26-2018
Job Description – Photographer; Scarborough, Ontario
Employment: 3 Months Contract
Department:  Marketing
Reports To: Visual Content Lead
Salary: Competitive Compensation/Benefits

About this role …
Do you believe in the power of smart photographic content to build brand awareness?
Do you excel in a fast-paced, design-forward entrepreneurial environment?

This contract opportunity is custom made for an ideas-driven creative at heart with a highly organized work flow and infectious enthusiasm to “get it done”.  As an expert photographer, you are known for your brand-centric, engaging work.  You are an accomplished and proven art director, and most importantly, your creative capabilities are perfectly balanced with your results-driven focus. 

What you’ll do …

The Photographer will provide creative direction of photographic assets, lighting, layout, and post-production for Umbra photo shoots. Working with the Creative Content Specialist, you will manage the overall feel of the Umbra brand with photography for the Brand Studio.
  •  Set and consistently achieve world- class quality photographic work in portraying Umbra branded products
  • Style and prop for close-cropped product photography and in-situated photography with little to no supervision
  • Produce product photography for editorial, catalogue, sell sheets, promotional brochures, advertising, and web
  • Work closely with project managers, product designers and graphic designers to ascertain the features and benefits of new products and convey into a series of photographic pre-production steps including: shot concepts, layout specifications, propping and booking models, lighting and camera set-up
  • Perform Image capture, raw file conversion, retouching, color correction, Photoshop enhancements, preparations for in-house Graphics and Marketing departments as required
  • Maintain all aspects of the digital workflow and archiving process including: saving files to digital asset server using established file type protocols and profiles, archiving all image files to hard disk daily and cataloging images into Portfolio 
  • Maintain and update company-wide image library, ensuring that the latest images are uploaded and available
  • Manage daily operation of photography studio and prop inventory
  • Coordinate purchases and regular maintenance of appropriate equipment and supplies to accomplish results, training graphics staff as needed
  • Complete project management responsibility of all photoshoots in terms of setups, propping and lighting
  • Maintain internal relationships with the Graphics, Design, Marketing and Sales departments
  • Maintain external relationships with photographers, ad agency, various suppliers
  • Manage digital archives of all scanned images (stock and in-house produced) including cataloguing of facepaper stock images
What you’ll bring …

Education/Experience: Completion of a college or university degree with specific courses in photography. Minimum of 5 years in product photography with a world-class photography portfolio.  The ability to translate and understand product/company brand through photographic medium.  Strong organizational skills and the ability to collaborate daily with other creative people. A proven track record of creative and functional work.
Technical Skills:
  • Strong computer skills – Adobe CC, Apple OS
  • Strong camera equipment knowledge: Hasselblad, Nikon, Cannon
  • Knowledge of 3D rendering software (Keyshot) strongly preferred
Entrepreneurial: You demonstrate a “no job is too small” mentality; you like to roll up your sleeves, jump in and get it done! You are a goal-oriented high achiever. You are agile and adept at working in a multi-stakeholder environment. 
Attitude: You have a positive attitude, strong work ethic and can adapt to changing priorities. You have an appreciation for design.
Relationship Building: You encourage collaboration and are a team player who can develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organization and with external industry contacts.
Organization Skills: You thrive in a fast-paced environment. You have a strong sense of urgency, are self-motivated and work effectively under pressure. You can prioritize team efforts and meet tight deadlines.
What we offer …
Umbra is a place where innovative minds thrive on its fast pace and make things happen.  We value our unique work space, our global mindset and our distinct design-centric culture.  We offer an on-site gourmet café to treat yourself and free parking. Overall, a pretty great place to work! 

How to apply …
If this grabs your attention, send your resume to, referencing “Photographer” in the subject line.

We are Umbra …
We share a vision of creating original, modern, casual and affordable design for every room in the home.  We are a privately owned, Canadian company with over 35 years of industry experience. Led by one of our founders, our designs can be found in over 120 countries across five continents. Our global success is attributed to our entrepreneurial nature and a desire to push ourselves, and each other, beyond our limits. 
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