Food Photographer

Brand:  Equator
Company:  Equator Design, Inc.
Line of Business:  SGK EQ

Cincinnati, OH, US, 45202

Req ID:  12525

Equator is a global packaging design agency, delivering strategy to shelf without compromise. We create powerful brands that get noticed and chosen. Equator is part of SGK.


Join our photo studio, where you'll play an integral role in creating exceptional food photography, collaborating with industry-leading design talents, and working for a renowned list of clients. Develop fresh photography styles for new clients, ensuring a seamless visual identity across established brands. This is not just a job; it's an opportunity to elevate your career with challenging projects, professional development, and exclusive perks in a dynamic and innovative environment. If you're a top-tier professional seeking to make a significant impact, we invite you to be a key player in our world-class team.

In this role you can expect to:

  • Create stunning food photography for an extensive list of clients
  • Direct Food/Prop stylist and assistant on and off set with proficiency
  • Competency in DSLR video production workflows is a plus but not required.
  • Work full-time onsite at our Cincinnati studio. 



  • Attends any client meetings (e.g. pre-photo studio) or interacts with clients directly as necessary.
  • Ensures high quality standards in all Photo Studio client deliverables.
  • Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely completion of basic to intermediate level Photographic Artwork (digital and conventional) effectively using industry standard cameras, software, tools, and photographic techniques.
  • Performs assigned tasks within the overall Photo Studio workflow and assigned budget. 
  • Meets quality standards at all times for all assigned deliverables and makes recommendations to Management for improvements in tools, processes and assigned tasks.
  • Ensures quality consistency across a range of Photographic Artwork (digital and conventional), composing shots based on layouts, creative, and art direction of more senior Photographers.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Company Quality Improvement Effort by ensuring proper lightening of products and by providing the Color team with accurate information.
  • Additional duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Photography or related field
  • 4+ years of previous photography experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
  • Basic analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.


  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati