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Manager Creative Production (Remote - LA or Columbus))

DATE:  Sep 15, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
REQ #:  137148
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Marketing

Brand: DSW
Req #: 137148 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Marketing


Manager, Creative Production


The Photo Production Manager will manage and support the development of all production details for DSW product across all channels including marketing, social media, television, seasonal photography and video production.



  • Lead a fast paced, highly functional production team.
  • Manage relationships with photographers, producers, models, photo studio, and other partners to ensure that all studio shoots are organized, planned and efficiently executed, both on time and on budget.
  • Negotiate, as appropriate competitive rates for models, hairstylist, makeup-up artists, fashion stylist, prop stylists, photographers, and studios.
  • Ensure that contracts and photo usage rights are in place for models and outside talent.
  • Drive the organization's photo shoot preparation process and procedures, including working with the legal department on all aspects that require review.
  • Drive best practices and continuously refine and optimize existing processes. Share results with leadership.
  • Should be an excellent communicator and have the ability to align cross functional teams and external vendors.
  • Ability to manage a budget and negotiate as needed.
  • Stay current of new photo technologies and industry trend
  • Be solution oriented, anticipate and resolve issues by utilizing appropriate resources.



  • 10+ years-experience producing photo shoots in-studio for both on-figure, laydown and video production. Experience as a project manager a plus.
  • BFA or equivalent combination of education/ experience sufficient to successfully perform essential functions of the job.
  • Solution-oriented with strong problem-solving skills
  • Works well under deadline pressure
  • Understands photography process, product delivery and photoshoot calendars.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous, rapidly changing environment.
  • Highly organized with proficiency to handle multiple projects at once.




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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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