Dazed Media is the world’s leading independent fashion and culture media brand.
Twenty-five years ago, Jefferson Hack and Rankin Waddell set up a magazine that would become a movement: Dazed & Confused. The title became a lightning rod for cultural provocation – radically reframing international style culture. Today, we are an agenda-setting publishing powerhouse and the most efficient way to reach the world’s most influential audiences.
Dazed Media powers an ever-evolving network of premium digital channels and iconic print titles including Dazed, AnOther, Another Man, Hunger and Nowness.
The company also encompasses a pioneering creative studio, award-winning video production, exclusive events, industry-leading talent network and efficient third-party distribution. Dazed Media Studio specialises in fashion, luxury and lifestyle communications. We partner with the world’s most ambitious brands and agencies to create brave, pioneering ideas for a global influencer community.
Select clients: Alexander McQueen, Apple, Beats by Dre, Belstaff, Burberry, Chanel, Channel 4, Converse, Diesel, Gucci, Liberty, LVMH, Mercedes-Benz, Miu, Miu, Nike, Ray-Ban, Samsung, Swarovski.
About the role: Photographic Producer, Dazed & Dazed Digital
Plan, coordinate and deliver Photographic production on Dazed Magazine and Dazed Digital on an issue and shoot by shoot basis (editorial & advertorial) with support on Commissioning from Photographic Director.
Reporting to: Photographic Director, Dazed Magazine
Terms: Full time role with competitive salary.
23 days annual leave plus public holidays.
Office located on 2 Arundel Street, London WC2R 3DA
Creative and dynamic working environment
Duties, responsibilities & deliverables
Schedules / Shoot Production
Under the direction of the Creative Director & Art Director & Photo Director manage the production process for Dazed photographic / fashion shoot content: commission photographers, source / contracting stylists, hair, make-up, and models.
Collaborate with Art Director, Creative Director, E-i-C, and Designers to plan and schedule shoots for each issue of Dazed magazine.
Manage shoot logistics to include; booking travel, hotels, studio / location hire, option hair / make-up, stylists
Attend commissioning meetings for editorial and commercial projects contributing photographer suggestions.
Maintain direct and clear communication with Creative Director, Art Director, Editor-in-Chief, and Production team ensuring all photographic content is delivered in the correct format and on schedule.
Communicate effectively with editors regarding photographic possibilities and limitations.
Chase Photographers and Photographers agents in order to get in lo-res and hi-res images by agreed deadline.
Ensure that delivered work interprets the briefs discussed and is to the standard expected.
Traffic received lo-res images through design ensuring that Art Director / Designer are making progress on layouts.
Troubleshoot to ensure that process progresses smoothly to meet hi-res selection in a timely manner
Take responsibility for ensuring that final files for photo content are delivered to the correct colour profiles, on time and are signed off by Art Director.
Allocate, manage and update individual and master shoot production budgets; raising po's, entering po numbers into the excel budget spreadsheets,
Flag overspending to Dazed team and finance and reconcile budgets at close of issue.
Negotiate lowest rates possible with photographers, stylists, locations. to keep costs within budget.
Chase invoices and payment dates with the accounts team when necessary.
Commission, schedule, produce and manage budgets for all photo based advertorials in Dazed and on DD collaborating with the Fashion and Editorial teams, Creative Projects Coordinator and Manager.
Legal / Commissioning Agreements / Releases
Provide all commissioned photographers/film-makers with commissioning agreements and ensure they are signed, returned and filed.
Track and maintain model and location releases, and provide certificates of insurance for all publishing stories.
Draft and get signed stylist contracts for hair/make-up stylists as necessary
Contribute ideas, suggestions, leads, format ideas to enhance the visual identity, impact, quality and quantity of photographic content on Dazed Digital working with the digital development, editorial and design teams.
Commission photographers / photographic content for DD.
Attend commissioning, review and digital design meetings as required.
Essential skills, experience & personal attributes:
Experience within an established publishing company, online media publication or agency
Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate across all levels, building strong working relationships.
Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure handling multiple projects in a fast paced environment
Excellent prioritisation and organisational skills.
Flexible approach and drive to use own initiative.
Ability to work well independently
Existing network of contacts within the industry
Photo agency experience beneficial
Email your CV and 1 page cover letter in PDF format letter, together with your salary expectations and any notice period you have in your current role to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* This is full time role based in our London office. We are not considering remote or freelance candidates for this position.
** You must have the required visa to live and work in the U.K
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