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UncommonGoods Temporary Product Photographer in Brooklyn, New York

Temporary Product Photographerat Uncommon Goods(View all jobs)

Brooklyn, New York


Our in-house Creative team is a tight-knit group that includes photographers, designers, and copywriters who all work together to help bring our brand to life, both on the page and online. The Product Photographer will be responsible for the creation of imagery from start to finish, including ideation, shooting, product styling, and post production of images for website, catalog and social media platforms. The Product Photographer will also work closely with the Photo Director and Merchandising team to create images that best represent our brand and showcase our products in a way that’s both understandable and inspiring.


If you're an enthusiastic Product Photographer that likes to get hands-on with product, enjoys working in an e-commerce focused studio, and is extremely organized, this is an ideal job for you. You know when to be flexible, but always maintain high standards for original concepts and detailed executions. You have a passion for still life and product photography. You can manage several projects, and people, at the same time, while not sacrificing quality or impacting deadlines. You are always striving for excellence and creative solutions to challenges.


  • Uncommon Goods offers an ever-changing assortment of original, creative gifts. We partner with independent makers and small businesses to offer our customers an assortment of items that they love to surprise loved ones with (and treat themselves, too)!

  • We are built on better business practices and committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet. Learn more here.

  • The best part of Uncommon Goods is us—our team. We've been around for over 20 years because of all the wonderful people who make UG the one-of-a-kind company it is.

Learn more about our products, B Corp certification, guiding principles, Better to Give program, and team members you might be working with.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Light, compose, style, photograph, and process a wide range of products according to

Uncommon Goods style guide

  • Capture the functionality, features, benefits, and uniqueness of individual products

  • Work closely with Senior Photographer and Merchandising team to manage and execute daily workflow for the studio in order to deliver the best photographic representation of products across multiple digital platforms

  • Update and maintain the digital archive of images

  • Participate in both on-site and on-location photo shoots.This is not a remote position.

  • This position is expected to last approximately 6 months, and requires 40 hours per week.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years’ experience as a product photographer in a e-commerce studio

  • Degree in Photography—preferred, but not necessary if experience and portfolio warrant

  • Strong photographic studio lighting and compositional skills

  • Post production for web and print product photography white silos

  • Well-versed in Adobe programs, Capture One and working with Mac computers

  • Must be highly creative, flexible, efficient, and detail-oriented

  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

  • Good communication skills

  • A kind and engaged collaborator


  • Casual work atmosphere, fun company events.  (Thanks to our team's creativity, we've devised ways to feel connected remotely, too, and it's still fun.)

  • 40% discount on our products.

  • Safe working environment. Many of our COVID-19 protocols exceed NYC and NYS safety standards. Those who can are working remotely. In our office and warehouse, COVID-19 testing is required of all new hires and monthly for all team members; PPE, including masks and gloves, is required for all team members; and workspaces provide recommended social distancing.

  • "Thank You" pay bonus of $2 p/hr.

Sound like a good fit? To apply, please submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Please include, as part of your cover letter, what interests you most about joining the UncommonGoods photo team

  • Link to a portfolio website or PDF