Art Director - Production

Recruiter
Tory Burch
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
18 Mar 2021
Closes
31 Mar 2021
Ref
R0005237
JOB SUMMARY

JOB DESCRIPTION

ABOUT US
Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and beauty. Art, music, travel, interiors and the designer's own stylish parents are inspirations for the collection.

Our company launched in February 2004 with a single boutique on what was then a remote street in downtown Manhattan. Today, we are a global brand with a presence in more than 50 countries, but in many ways we are only just beginning. There is so much we want to do!

Brand integrity, global inspiration and beautiful products are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team is an equally important part of the equation. We believe that each of our employees play a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve.

JOB SUMMARY
The Digital Art Director will be responsible for creating beautiful elevated photography
for the web site and other projects as needed, a larger focus on ready-to-wear,
but overseeing still photography with the team.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Pre-planning:

Research and work on building creative shoot teams:
• Present photographers & videographers to Design Director
• Present relevant and on-brand models to Design Director
• Present hair & makeup stylists to Design Director
• Create boards of approved & available talent for Creative Director

Research and work on developing seasonal shoot direction:
• Present lighting directions to Design Director
• Present seasonal hair and make up directions to Design Director
• Create boards of new directions for Creative Director

Concept and present editorial ideas to Design Director & Creative Director

On Set:
• Direct creative team on set - hair, makeup, photographer & model
• Direct styling adjustments if necessary
• Make sure lighting is the approved style guide standard and adjust if necessary
• Edit each shot on set (if possible)
• Work closely with digital tech/team to align on standards/direction

Post-Shoot:
• Edit shoot - making selects for Design Director's approval
• Retouching direction - deliver retouching notes to producer

Post-Retouching:
• Review and give feedback on retouching of all images
• Work closely with retouching team to align on standards/direction
• Cross check clothing for correct colors per samples
• Approve final shots for producer to load

Additional / Ongoing:

Q & A site daily

Style guides
• Review and update style guide + crop guidelines for lay downs
• Review and update style guide + crop guidelines for all still photography
(shoes, handbags, accessories etc.)
• Update on-figure style guide

Develop, improve, and propose new initiatives & ideas to elevate the site & photography constantly.

Team:

• Oversee Art Directors, nurture & develop their functional expertise & career development
• Oversee Styling Team, nurture & develop their functional expertise & career development

EDUCATION & PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED
• BFA (or equivalent degree specializing in design/fine art or related)
• 7+ years in the design industry or a creative environment
• Proficient with Indesign & Photoshop
• Must have the technical knowledge to direct lighting & retouching

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
Please note any skills/qualities you would want someone to have in this role in addition to our core skills:

• Adaptable - Change before you have to
o Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the gray - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
• Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
o Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
• Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
o Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
• Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
o Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
• Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
o Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive: Honesty + Kindness, Passion + Humility, Integrity + Compassion, Excellence + Humor. - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
• Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
o Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice
• FOR PEOPLE MANAGERS: Team Builder - It's all about "We"
o Sets team goals and roles - Develops, motivates and empowers - Delivers constructive and encouraging feedback - Holds people accountable for results - Recognizes high performance
• FOR PEOPLE MANAGERS: Change Leader - Change is the essence of life
o Challenges the current point of view - Puts changes in context for the team - Executes changes that impact the business - Is proactive and positive - Listens to and keeps the team up to speed

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact talent@toryburch.com .