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Do you spend hours scouring the internet for open photography jobs? Look no further — we’ve rounded up the coolest positions we could find, with major retail brands, entertainment outlets, and camera manufacturers.

There’s no better way to learn than by getting your hands dirty.


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Photographer — Women’s eCommerce & Editorial, Urban Outfitters
Dream of living a life of ethereal photo shoots and working at the forefront of consumer fashion? Urban Outfitters is hiring a full-time photographer for online still and model product and editorial photography. According to the job description, UO’s ideal candidate “has a strong desire to constantly refine and improve creative output and produce high end photography that is aspirational and on brand, enriching the customer experience online in order to drive direct sales.” Apply here.

Lifestyle Photographer, New Balance
New Balance isn’t looking to hire a traditional product photographer; they want visual storyteller to “help build brand images for always-on storytelling as well as bring emotional context to its products.” Read the rest of the dream job description — and apply! — here.

amazon logoPhotographer, Amazon (multiple openings)
Want to work for the world’s largest ecommerce company? Amazon is hiring photographers all over the world — from Jefferson, Indiana, to Mumbai, India. Here’s the description posted on LinkedIn:

“Amazon is looking for a dynamic photographer with a strong portfolio to work in our high volume, digital photo studio. The ideal candidate will be accomplished in video and still photography, and demonstrate the ability to raise the creative bar through commercially relevant imagery. The ability to work within and across small interdependent teams is a must, as well as an understanding of the balance needed between artistry, communication, and partnership. The successful candidate will bring innovation to high-volume photographic workflows, reducing the operational cost while improving the quality of imagery produced.”

Jefferson, Indiana: Apply here
Mumbai, India: Apply here

Photographer lead, Amazon
Amazon China is looking for a photographer lead to drive all fashion photo studio photography works, in collaboration with the Art Director. Responsibilities include concepting and shooting all advertising campaigns, handling video shooting and editing projects, and continually developing and improving the shooting technology. Apply here.

Product Photographer, One Kings Lane253080_10151165362063500_997499219_n
Online marketplace One Kings Lane is basically the curator of our dream life — shilling everything from geodesic bowls to vintage brocade daybeds. OKL is hiring a product photographer to join the creative team and “create beautiful product images in a busy, collaborative photography studio.” Dream job.

Photo Intern, Martha Stewart Living
Who better to learn about refined visual storytelling than the Empress of Entertaining herself? Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia offers photo internships for college students — starting in mid-January and lasting for approximately 10 weeks.

Assistant Manager — Photography, Macy’s
Learn everything you need to know about product and commercial photography by assisting Macy’s in-house photographers with all administrative and production workflow functions. The studio is responsible for producing photography / video assets for advertising and internal communications.

Photographer, Canon
Document the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s leading camera manufacturers! Canon USA is currently seeking a Photographer to join the Corporate Communications Division in Melville, NY.  The Photographer will work with the Internal Communications team, photographing internal and external company events, headquarters, regional buildings, head shots of management personnel, group photos, product shots, and more.

Deputy Photo Editor, TimeOut New York
Time Out New York is the preeminent guide to life in the Big Apple — and they’re looking for a meticulous, imaginative photo editor to join their team. According to the listing: “TONY is looking for a Deputy Photo Editor who is well versed in all genres of photography, with emphasis on both service oriented material and celebrity portraiture. Must have extensive experience in photo research. Must be comfortable and creative, working within a budget, understands deadlines, experienced with online photo processes and is capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously.”

website-cosmopolitanFreelance Photo Editor, Cosmopolitan.com
Are you a master at whipping up a witty, captivating photo slideshow? Cosmopolitan is hiring a freelance photo editor to mine the internet for viral photo stories, pitch creative photo essay ideas, and help with events and awards shows. This role will position you for a fast-paced career in online or entertainment publishing.

Editorial Photo Editor, Zulily
Seattle-based online retailer Zulily launches dozens of sales every day — and they’re in need of a detail-oriented photo editor to showcase their wares with style and flair. In the job posting, Zulily describes their dream candidate: “Your experience with digital photo retouching combined with strong problem-solving skills will make you an integral part of zulily’s efforts to display high-quality images on our website within tight timelines. If you have a keen eye for detail and design, the ability to work independently and enjoy working in a fast-paced, creative environment, keep reading!”

Photo Art Director, Williams-Sonoma
Spend your days adorning Le Creuset with seasonal produce! Williams Sonoma is hiring a Photo Art Director responsible for understanding and executing the seasonal creative vision on catalog photography shoots, and serve as primary point of contact for members of the Photography teams.

Photo Producer, Tommy Bahama
Aloha! Island lifestyle clothier Tommy Bahama is looking for a creative producer to manage all aspects of photo shoots and other related creative campaigns for both digital and print.

netflix logoPhoto Publicist and Electronic Assets Manager, Netflix
Netflix is hiring a Photo Publicist and Electronic Assets Manager to collect and archive Kevin Spacey’s headshots — among other things. Here’s the full description for this dream job working with the Original Series team:

“We are looking for an entertainment photo and creative content producer with a strong knowledge of photo and EPK for TV/film productions, project management, talent relations, archiving, and managing. This job will reside within the Beverly Hills-based Original Series Publicity team and report to the Director of Originals Series Publicity.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to strategically plan and execute on multiple projects at once. You must be extremely well organized, creative, a succinct communicator, a team player and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You must be self- motivated, possess integrity and able to work autonomously.”


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Final Thoughts

Now that you have an idea of what kind of photography jobs are out there, it’s crucial that you set yourself up for success before you apply. First and foremost, you have to make sure that you have a strong foundation of the fundamentals of digital photography and an understanding of how to become a photographer. Then, once you have developed your selection of your top shots, it is absolutely necessary to have an online portfolio. To create one, you can use one of the best websites for photographers for example. Being able to showcase your portfolio, on your own domain and in your own unique style, goes an extremely long way in being able to promote yourself as a photographer, and get hired for that dream photography job.