Wonderful Machine is a production company with a network of 700 photographers around the world. We have 13 full-time and 2 part-time staff members working from our office in Narberth, Pennsylvania.
We're looking for someone who has extensive experience creating estimates for commercial photographers and producing photo shoots. Experience with video production is a plus. This is a full-time, in-house position.
When not working on estimates or shoot production, our producers cultivate relationships with photographers and art buyers to generate new projects. They're also responsible for writing case studies about their projects (at least 1/month), nurturing our junior staff members, and generally helping our company grow.
Wonderful Machine provides three main services: we promote our member photographers through our directory, we help all photographers with a variety of consulting services, and we produce photo shoots for agencies and brands. We charge photographers a monthly fee for a listing on our directory, and an hourly (or project) fee for consulting and shoot production.
Since all of our opportunities arise out of us cultivating relationships and understanding the needs in the marketplace, we put a lot of energy into learning about the people and companies in our industry. Those people tend to fall into the following categories:
Internally, the work that we do to support those relationships falls into three categories: brand management, research/outreach and consulting. Brand management is a term we use to describe everything we do to maintain our directory of photographers (and to support our company in general). Research/outreach describes our efforts to find and connect with the people in our industry who are important to us. And consulting describes projects that our staff members perform for individual photographers and clients.
We work Monday-Friday, approximately 8:15am - 5:45pm (plus as needed). We expect our junior and mid-level staff members to work an average of 45 hours per week. Senior staff members have greater flexibility to set their work schedule.
We're offering a base salary of $75,000/year plus a year-end bonus based on performance goals.
The benefits we offer include 18 paid days off/year (which can be used for any reason, including vacation, illness, or snow days), 7 paid holidays, an additional 330.00/month towards your health & dental insurance premium (after 90 days), and 401k matching (we contribute an additional 3.5% of your salary when you contribute 6.5%).
The work environment is relaxed, friendly, collaborative, and professional.
You can read more about our history on Kate Osba's blog.
If you think your interests and skills are a good match for us, please send your resume to [email protected] listing your education and experience, and a brief cover letter explaining
If it looks to me like you might be a good fit for us, I’ll ask to meet up over Skype for a quick chat. I’ll have some questions for you, and it’ll be nice if you have some questions for me.
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