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Marley Spoon Photo Shoot & Food Styling Team Manager in New York, New York

Marley Spoon is a fast growing business in the meal kit delivery industry. Our mission is to bring delightful, market-fresh and easy cooking back to the people while building a sustainable supply chain for a waste-free world. We deliver top quality fresh ingredients in the exact quantities required with chef-designed easy-to-cook recipes, to thousands of households across the globe. Together we build brands customers love.

The Culinary team is responsible for the in-house menu and recipe development per region including testing, shooting, editing, analyzing and understanding our customer needs. We spend a lot of time together in our test-kitchen creating, tasting delicious, quick and easy recipes. Could there be a better job?

We are looking for a Photo Shoot and Food Styling Team Manager to support our growth in the US, based in Manhattan, with the following tasks:

The role & responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage daily recipe photo shoots for the US (scheduling and task management) brands: Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon and Dinnerly.

  • Coordinate large-scale photo shoots in collaboration with Marketing and Creative teams (including potentially some non-food related shoots ex. Portraits, new business verticals etc).

  • Lead food and prop styling as well as art direction on shoots as well as conceptualizing seasonal and special shoots.

  • Manage a team of 3 people (photographer and food stylists).

  • Book and manage freelancers as needed.

  • Work with the test kitchen team on recipe development in regards to visual representation of dishes.

  • Work with the test kitchen team in continuously improving work flows and shoot schedules.

  • Maintain and develop our collection of props, backgrounds, and styling equipment.

  • Work with our photographer to maintain photography equipment studio needs.

  • Work with our photographer in terms of file management and timely image uploads.

  • Work with our customer insights, brand/marketing and data analysis teams to understand and drive new visual directions for the most impact on customer loyalty.

  • Contribute to the success of the US Culinary teams’ work in delighting our customers

Requirements

This is you:

  • You can independently organise and manage small and large-scale photoshoots

  • You enjoy collaborating and working with food stylists and photographers on set, in a fast paced creative environment

  • You have a good eye and working knowledge of food photography, studio equipment and its maintenance

  • You have an understanding and experience working with fresh ingredients, showing the ability to execute recipes, step by step, adjusting and working collaboratively with the shoot team.

  • You are comfortable leading prop styling and art directing

  • You have a structured work approach and always work towards concrete goals

  • You like to take initiative and feel a sense of ownership and are comfortable giving valuable feedback.

  • You are a team player and have good communication skills

  • You are hands-on and pay great attention to detail and are a skilled multi-tasker.

  • You have a strong desire to learn and are not afraid to instantly apply new knowledge

  • You have basic computer skills (Office incl. Excel, Google docs, etc.)

Benefits

  • Ability to build and leave a legacy on a rapidly growing global brand

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision for only $1 per month

  • PTO package including 12 holidays, 5 learning and development days, 20 vacation days (plus incremental vacation day add-ons at employment anniversaries)

  • Free Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon and/or Dinnerly subscription boxes

  • Diverse and respectful work environment with over 50 nationalities worldwide

  • Autonomy in your work and clear career progression opportunities

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