Social Media Photographer

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


Love our aesthetic? As the Social Media Photographer at Hot Topic you’ll style, shoot and edit lifestyle, lay downs, still life photos and short form motion content for Social Media. We’re looking for someone obsessed with photography, music, pop culture, fashion, and the latest social media trends. You’ll work very closely with the Social Media and Photo team.


  • Conceptualize with social team then shoot and edit on-site and off-site non e-commerce lifestyle imagery for Hot Topic and Her Universe social media
  • Create and edit elevated lay down and still life images with new textures, hardware and props for all social channels, including Instagram Stories and Snapchat
  • Create short form motion content such as stop motion videos, gifs, boomerangs, etc
  • Location e-commerce, look book and landing page photography and production
  • E-commerce photography and production work as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office experience
  • Ability to excel in a high volume, quick turn studio environment
  • Can internalize and apply the Hot Topic brand lens to a wide variety of subjects and scenarios, especially lifestyle and social media imagery
  • Strong communication skills including ability to work in a team environment, give honest, direct feedback and is a solid verbal and written communicator
  • Strong ability to multi-task and seamlessly move from project to project
  • Passion and open mind regarding music, pop culture and fashion trends
  • 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
  • Open to working nights and weekends
  • Ability to travel to events
  • Must have portfolio and past work for review

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