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5 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Production, Photography
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom
Photographer Team Leader - Model StudioASOS


The Photographers are a team of individuals passionate about photography and fashion, with a solid understanding of current trends and how they relate to the ASOS customer. As the Photographer Team Leader you will report into the Studio Creative Manager as part of the ASOS Studios department. Your main area of focus will be to fully support and lead the Photography team with day-to-day duties and studio projects including creative initiatives and team development. The role requires a focused, driven, hardworking individual. You must be able to remain calm and professional in pressured situations while maintaining a positive and proactive attitude. This role demands a team player who is eager to learn and develop and can grasp new information quickly. You will also be flexible and have the ability to think outside of the box and bring new ideas to the team.

What you'll be doing...

  • Reporting directly into the Studio Creative Manager you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the photography team and Photography Admin Assistant
  • Responsible for overseeing the quality and consistency of all imagery produced by the model studio team
  • Direct reporting line to a team of Photographers and a Photography Admin Assistant
  • The successful delivery of projects set by the Studio Creative Manger that support the department strategy
  • Support the Studio Creative Manager and Model Photography Lead by managing the end to end process of test shoots, equipment trials and process reviews
  • Sourcing, interviewing and induction of new photographers
  • Work closely with the Model Photography Lead to regularly assess photography methods and equipment
  • Possess/develop a strong technical knowledge with regards to Photography and Capture One and translate to team members
  • Working closely with the Model Photography Lead and Senior Photographers ensure all photography guides are maintained and updated, communicate changes to fulltime and freelance teams
  • Managing the model photography budget in line with the company goal of efficient retailing
  • Oversee the weekly schedule of the photography team
  • Point of contact for daily trouble shooting in the photography team
  • Ensuring direction from Studio Creative Manager is being executed day to day
  • Manage weekly performance logs, review patterns and implement necessary changes
  • Ensure the team are always following correct protocol and processes ensuring quality and highest standard of work throughout
  • Regular Quality Control spot checks to ensure product imagery is of the highest standard, flag any issues and resolve
  • Forming strong relationships with internal and external departments
  • Consistently review competition to ensure ASOS model imagery is the best in the industry
  • Support Studio Creative Manager to deliver department competitor reviews on behalf of the photography team
  • Identify areas for category/product reviews. Review and research ideas from competition and present findings to suggest new approaches
  • Work closely with Model Photography Lead to ensure efficient running of the Model
  • Studios
  • Fully support Studio Management on any ad hoc projects, creative briefs for the department and wider business. Work with the team to ensure the best quality of delivery
  • Consistently think outside the box with all processes and projects showing initiative and innovation

What Success Looks Like:

  • Consistent production of the highest quality imagery
  • Developing and progressing ASOS still life imagery to be the best in the market
  • Team of motivated and engaged direct reports performing to their full potential
  • Ensuring the team are using the most efficient processes to maintain the smooth running of the department

Skills and experience you will need:

  • Working within a busy studio environment
  • Identifying workflow issues and improving processes
  • Understanding and experience of Studio Photography advantageous
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Ensuring the smooth day to day running of a Studio
  • Previous fashion e-commerce retail experience desirable


  • Exceptional at multitasking and outstanding organisational skills; able to use initiative and to work in high pressure environment
  • Communication is key to the role and an ability to build strong relationships throughout the business
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • The ability to work quickly and efficiently with a strong eye for detail
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt to rapid change
  • Be a strong team player who is eager to learn and can grasp new information quickly
  • PC and Mac literate with working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Adobe Suite

What’s in it for you…

  • Generous salary, bonus and pension matching
  • Great development programmes
  • Amazing offices and great culture
  • 25 days holiday plus one extra day for your birthday
  • Subsidised gym and canteen
  • Huge staff discount and regular sample sales
  • Life Insurance, medical care, cycle to work scheme
  • And tons more…

The Team

ASOS is one of the UK’s top fashion and beauty destinations, expanding globally at a rapid pace. Our values are to be authentic, brave and creative, and we live and breathe these in everything we do. ASOS Studios is a team of creative professionals; working together to ensure the entire production process is run seamlessly. It’s incredibly diverse, built up of several departments ranging from Studio, Shoot Operations, Retouching, Copy Writing and Production itself. It’s a very busy, very exciting area to be a part of, requiring constant communication between the team, and all the other areas of the business.

Skills Required

  • Production
  • Photography