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Photography Assistant AO

Salary
£16,000-17,000 Permanent

Department
Brand and Marketing

Location
Crewe

A Bit About Us

We’re a bunch of people who go to great lengths to make sure our customers are the happiest customers out there. We may sell everything from washing machines to PlayStations, but at our core we’re a people business. We roll up our sleeves and work together to make things happen. From logistics, recycling to our award winning IT teams, almost everything we do, we do ourselves to make sure every aspect of our customer journey is done properly. We launched in 2000 as a result of a £1 bet in a Bolton pub. 18 years later we have a 5* TrustPilot rating (after 100K reviews), expanded our business into Europe and floated on the London stock exchange, but we never lose sight of what we’re about.

More About the Role

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic individual to join our existing studio operation as a Photography Assistant. The ideal candidate will be able to support our studio operations in all duties relating to the photography studio.

Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing

Assist in capturing digital images in accordance with AO guidelines.
  • Ensuring consistency across different brands/product types and across all channels.
  • Retouching, colour correction, cropping, exporting and uploading product photography.
  • Take direction from the Photography Manager to make amends where necessary.
  • Preparing sets and products for photography.
  • Preparing and setting up lighting according to AO guidelines.
  • Cropping digital images and maintaining file size specifications.
  • To maintain and care for the studio, equipment, props, etc.
  • Track inventory in and out of the studio on a daily basis.
  • To travel independently or with another member of the team to work on location for event coverage or portraiture.
  • Loading all manner of products from small electronics to Large American style fridge freezers into the studio.
  • A Few Things About You

  • Provide a portfolio in some form. If all you have is an Instagram link that’s fine we would love to see your work.
  • Possess a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
  • Be able to lift 22kg safely as some lifting will be involved either with or without another member of the team.
  • Be highly motivated and willing to learn.
  • Be an effective communicator, you will need to be able to get your ideas across to colleagues and be able to give direction to models and subjects.
  • Be able to attend to both detailed work and the broader picture.
  • Be capable of working to deadlines, have the ability to prioritise projects and manage time efficiently.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop is essential.
  • Experience with Phase One Capture One is Ideal but can be learnt on the job.
  • Be familiar with Microsoft Office 365 applications.
  • Why Choose AO?

    At AO, our culture and our AO’way of doing things is vital to our success. We’re passionate people, determined to do whatever’s necessary to make our customers happy. The AO motto is "treat every customer like you’d expect your nan to be treated, and make decisions your mum would be proud of". To do this, we train and empower each and every AO’er to strive for better ways of doing whatever they are doing. Our AO’ers don’t just go through the motions and follow processes, it just isn’t our thing. We don’t follow trends, we set them.

    Great People Deserve Great Things

    As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as the fundamentals, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our "AO Perks" to help you out financially and make your work life a little easier.