Visual Associate, Web Operations & Styling

Location: Hingham, Massachusetts US


Job Number: 15218

Position Title: Visual Associate

External Description:

The Visual Associate, Web Operations and Styling will work with the Director and Manager of Web Visual Merchandising to plan and execute digital imagery that is synergistic with the brand expression and aligned with business strategies.  This position requires consistent collaboration with Merchant, Visual, Creative, and Production partners to ensure that the product information and the brand expression for each assortment is fully communicated through the shot plans, the styling decisions, and the resulting imagery.  
What We Offer:
  • Growth! Here at Talbots our goal is to give you the tools to grow beyond this position and into the next. 
  • Condensed Work Week! If we have no work obligations, our Life-Work balance approach allows for us to start our weekend at 1pm on Fridays.
  • Complete Benefit Package! Our benefits kick off the first day of the month after your start date! Discover more about our full benefits package here. We have competitive time off, including paid time to volunteer within the community.
  • Merchandise Discounts! 50% off Talbots and our Haven Well Within brand as well as local business discounts (where applicable)!
What You'll Do:
  • Develop shot sheets for assigned deliveries to account for the imagery required to accurately capture all product information. Negotiate the retouching plan to optimize shot count while supporting the fullest possible brand expression and PDP image diversity.
  • Maintain the asset database to ensure the accuracy and integrity of all shot plans, retouching plans, and reporting.
  • Receive and organize all merchandise, create late lists, generate and track priority lists.
  • Oversee all A+S deliveries and photo shoots, from planning through post production.
  • Style out Missy/Plus product with the objective of realizing a continuity of branding both within each delivery and across continued online curations, adapt the shot plan accordingly.
  • Communicate final shot counts to the Production and Creative teams to facilitate smooth photo shoot execution
  • Tag all merchandise ahead of shoot, print and attach relevant style out photos as a guide for fitting and set teams.
  • Draw from fit, production, and retouching knowledge to cast product across models and shoot days.
  • Help to conduct pre-production meetings for Visual and Creative set teams to review the shot plan, the branding directives, and the casting for each day.
  • Attend fittings and photo shoots as the product expert; support the Visual, Creative, Styling, and Photography teams in the full communication of all product, protect and adapt the shot plan in accordance with both photography outcomes and approved branding.
  • Work with Web Visual Manager, Art Directors, and Merchants to review selects from shoot, and to address all changes and concerns.
Internal and External Relationships:
Internal:  Merchants, Creative, Production, Digital Merchandising, Visual, Project Management  
External: Freelance Photography Team, Freelance Styling Team, Retouching Team, Asset Software Team
Who You Are:
  • College degree in a related field or up to 3 years equivalent related experience.
  • Previous experience and passion for clothes, styling, and trends
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding analytical reasoning skills , organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new systems
  • Requires the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to remain nimble, and adaptable to change



Community / Marketing Title: Visual Associate, Web Operations & Styling

Company Profile:

Talbots is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Established in 1947, the company is known for modern classic style that's both timeless and timely, fine quality craftsmanship and gracious service. At Talbots relationships are the key to our business, we hire individuals who bring new ideas to the table, understand smart risk taking and  can enhance an already thriving culture.  With a commitment to offer modern classic style for every body type, through a  full range of sizes, inclusive to every woman in your life.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Talbots is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Hiring decisions are based upon a candidate's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration and are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by applicable law. Talbots is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position you are seeking or to participate in the application process please contact Talbots will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants or employees, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company’s business.

PositionType_Description: Full Time

Location_formattedLocationLong: Hingham, Massachusetts US

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