Product Photographer

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Chicago Music Exchange

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Chicago Music Exchange needs product photographer to manage incoming guitars, drums and other musical instruments within our growing retail environment. For nearly 25 years Chicago Music Exchange has been successful in raising the bar for music gear buyers. We love to blow customers away when they walk in, we aim to do the same online. This position gives you an opportunity to work directly with the latest and coolest music gear, and collaborate with other people who are obsessed about music gear, guitars, amps, making music, and retail sales.

Responsibilities will include:
• Photograph and edit, as well as handle and describe, all incoming musical instruments
• Edit product images for use on site and promotion
• Write and edit copy on website for SEO purposes
• Assist in creating web listings for new products with detail copy and high-quality images
• Collaborate in a dynamic team environment
• Contribute to the overall development of Chicago Music Exchange brand

Requirements:
• Working knowledge of, and experience with, DSLR cameras
• Understanding of product photography lighting
• Intermediate photo editing skills (Photoshop, Lightroom)
• Basic musical instrument awareness and knowledge
• Mac OSX proficiency
• Well-organized; time management skills a must
• Great communication skills, both written and oral
• Acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines
• Sense of urgency that comes with a growing business
• Completion of Secondary Education

Preferred additional skills and qualities:
• Musical instrument retail experience
• Basic HTML knowledge and skill
• Experience with Amazon, Ebay, Reverb.com, and other content management systems

Benefits:
• Competitive salary and benefits
• Dynamic small team environment with no bureaucracy
• Incredible Roscoe Village location next to the CTA brown line
• Office in a music shop where you interact with the coolest new and vintage guitars and drums in the world

This is an entry-level role; years of experience are not as important as your talent and drive. Don’t be afraid, apply. Experience in music retail store is a huge positive.

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