Visuals Director, Dwell

Remote
Full Time
Home & Food
Experienced

Visuals Director

Recurrent Ventures Inc. is an innovative digital media company that is challenging the media landscape with its proprietary approach. Its best-in-class brands like Dwell, Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, The Drive, Field & Stream, SAVEUR, Task & Purpose and more, engage a combined audience of more than 60 million monthly unique visitors. Initially founded in 2018, the portfolio rapidly expanded under the ownership and backing of North Equity. Today we are 24 media brands across automotive, home, food, outdoors, science, technology, lifestyle, and military verticals. Recurrent Ventures is headquartered in Miami, with offices in New York, Austin, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with many of our roles being virtual first. 

Dwell brings you the best contemporary home design and ideas for making your own space a great place to live. For more than 20 years, Dwell has championed design that improves people’s lives. We promote new ideas about what a home can and should be, we offer expert advice for making your own space a better place to live, and we provide a marketplace for the best-designed products available.

The Opportunity: 

Dwell is seeking a Visuals Director responsible for leading Dwell’s award-winning photo and video program. They are responsible for all aspects of photo shoot production across print and digital platforms. Candidates should have excellent editorial judgment and a strong ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at once. A broad knowledge of industry teams and connections is a must, i.e. strong relationships with photographers, video producers, video editors, etc. The Visual Director will propel forward a unique photo legacy rooted in Dwell’s Fruit Bowl Manifesto, with an astounding roster of the industry's top creative talent, and they will continue to champion a new generation of diverse, unexpected, emerging photographers.

The Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the creative vision for Dwell’s photo and video program, which includes home tours, portraiture, object journalism, and documentary carrying forward Dwell’s legacy of genre-changing photography. 
  • Lead the visuals team on all aspects of custom photo and video shoot production, such as commissioning photographers, communicating with the editorial and creative team, and liaising with vendors and subjects to ensure a successful shoot and implementation across all Dwell platforms.
  • Commission new and diverse talent while maintaining long-standing relationships.
  • Conduct visual research, create mood boards, and pitch ideas
  • Maintain shoot schedules and set photo deadlines in workflow tools to keep the department on schedule and other teams informed about project status.
  • Develop and oversee budgets, manage contracts, and maintain usage rights for all visual production. 
  • Create assignments, send out call sheets, and process invoices.
  • Manage production workflow, including assigning, overseeing workloads and visual quality (i.e. resolution, color format, photography merit) for print and digital.
  • Manage the post-production process, coordinating photo selections and final delivery of assets.
  • Oversee research and image selection for print and digital stories.
  • Work closely with the Creative Director to uphold and advance the visual identity of the brand.
  • Manage and mentor junior members of the photo and video team.
  • Ability to contribute to editorial decisions and develop visual stories.

The Qualifications: 

  • 6+ years of work experience in media or relevant fields
  • 5+ years of experience producing and art directing photo/video shoots
  • A deep interest in interiors, architecture and design a significant plus
  • Highly organized, excellent communication skills, and a meticulous eye for detail
  • A strong network of photographers, video editors, and photo agents.
  • The ability to produce content under heavy deadline pressure.
  • Handling a dynamic environment, managing multiple projects calmly, and effectively.

The Benefits & Perks! 

  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote - work from anywhere
  • Parental leave up to 16-weeks
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Monthly electronics stipend
  • Matching 401k
  • Equity package

Hiring & Equal Opportunity Statement

Recurrent Ventures provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or affiliation protected by federal, state or local laws. With a number of our media brands reporting on the military, veterans’ affairs, and topics facing the active military community, we are very supportive of veterans’ activities and highly encourage this community to apply.

Please do your best to verify any correspondence and job offers have originated from a member of our recruiting (recruiting@recurrent.io) or human resources team.

 

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