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Art Director
New York, New York  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on July 1, 2022
Job Id #56838 Posted June 8, 2022

Must Have

  • Adobe CC suite: InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Microsoft office 365 (Excel, Outlook, Word)

Nice To Have


  • Responsible and accountable for the execution of all assigned photography projects ensuring they are consistent with the Brand and according to merchant requests.
  • Manages/leads photo teams to ensure all photography is executed according to a concept, on time, and on budget.


  • Responsible for consistently executing brand-level photography for all categories (intimate apparel, clothing, beauty, accessories, soft goods) for web and print, both on model and stills.
  • Responsible for leading shoot crew.
  • Responsible for consistently communicating back to the office when on shoots and staying connected to the business at all times.
  • Responsible for all pre-execution details and alignment with manager/Creative Director before the shoot starts.
  • Expected to partner with and facilitate/manage additional shoot crews for Marketing requests/needs.
  • Involved in conceptualizing and working with the photo team to create seasonal photo direction boards for the  
  • Is accountable for idea generation for their specific projects and collaborates with team members to provide additional ideas where needed.
  • Supports photo team in asset management.
  • Partners with the manager on photo production and talent allocation for assigned photo shoots.
  • Partners with Graphic, Copy, and Design on assigned projects.
  • Keeps up to date on current trends, fashion, magazines, retail stores, popular culture, and social media.
  • Responsible for editing film to brand view and then reviewing with the manager or Creative Director within assigned deadlines.


  • A conceptual thinker who has a solid understanding of the creative process
  • Ability to develop photo strategies and direct the translation of these strategies in support of merchandising initiatives and business goals.
  • Outstanding portfolio with a strong commitment to producing outstanding work.
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to listen and act on feedback from the manager when on shoots and within office responsibilities
  • Ability to direct and manage a broad range of world-class photographers, models, stylists, hair and make-up, and all other talents that supports the shoot
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Extremely high taste level and aesthetic required
  • Ability to adapt to emerging priorities and unexpected challenges
  • Attuned to the fashion industry and aware of current trends and Industry talent
  • Team player with the ability to motivate others
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to both detail and the big picture
  • Ability to communicate and understand the brand
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • A/B.S degree
  • Art direction and concepting skills
  • 5-7 years of digital/retail/fashion experience
  • Must have proven experience in photo art direction for 5 or more years
  • Must be able to operate a MAC
  • Fluent in In Design and Photoshop, as well as some knowledge of Adobe Premiere or other video editing programs.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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