Jr. Photographer

Hot Topic HQ - City of Industry, California - Full-time


Love our aesthetic? As a Jr. Photographer at Hot Topic Inc. you'll photograph and process product imagery for brand websites, as well as contribute to the photography and processing of eCommerce off model photography, email/marketing campaigns and landing pages. This position reports to the Sr. Photographer.


  • Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to conducting in-house photo shoots of both flat and accessory products, utilizing proper lighting and photography techniques to enhance the eCommerce product imagery on the websites
  • Photograph and process images in a timely manner, in order to meet associated deadlines and web inventory availability dates
  • Partner with Jr. Stylists for appropriate use and merchandise to ensure a smooth photo shoot process
  • Explore creative ways to enhance imagery of the assigned brand to keep it contemporary and cutting edge while maintaining brand identity
  • Responsible for the maintenance, organization, and cleanliness of the in-house photo studios
  • Perform other job duties, which will include laydowns and on model social media imagery, as directed by Sr. Photographer


  • 1-2 years of professional photography experience with styling knowledge
  • Experience in studio and specialty lighting
  • Experience shooting fashion apparel accessories
  • Experience shooting flat/product photography
  • Photoshop experience required
  • Competent in composing an image with imagination and creativity as well as a good technical understanding of photography and digital camera operation
  • Ability to manage workflow and volume shooting to meet website output goals
  • Strong communication skills including ability to work in a team environment, give honest, direct feedback and is a solid verbal and written communicator
  • Meets deadlines, prioritizes appropriately, copes well with change, and maintains composure under pressure
  • Is accountable for results, approaches obstacles proactively and looks for ways to resolve problems and issues
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend and lift/move up to 50 pounds. May lift/move up to 30 pounds occasionally
  • Regular travel is not expected though travel for some projects may be needed