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Creative Director, Photography and Video

Richmond, Virginia
Permanent | Job ID #70100 | $130 - $140 hourly | Posted 3 months ago

Our real estate client offers an expansive set of global real estate information platforms as well as heavily trafficked real estate marketplaces such as,, and They deliver real-time, verified real estate data and media that helps clients confidently spot great opportunities and make smart decisions. By combining the power of independent research organization – the industry’s largest – with global data delivery, software, and application solutions, clients can act on opportunities with confidence.

Our client has 20+ years' experience developing careers of professional real estate and architectural photographers. We are looking to add a dynamic creative leader to our full-time staff of hundreds of photography professionals responsible for the continued expansion of our visual impact on the transformation of real estate. This role will be based at our innovative and growing Richmond Virginia campus.

The Creative Director, Photography and Video will be responsible for the expansion of skills and capabilities of our architectural photography team.



  • Lead the creative vision and innovative strategy of brands for photography, videography, and other media for existing and future platforms.
  • Create brand standards, training, and quality assurance of visual media.
  • Analyze, refine, or develop processes that achieve improved quality and standards of video, photography, and drone work across the department.
  • Continuous improvement of product produced through new formats and equipment.
  • Support recruitment and onboarding of a team of photographers, videographers, leadership, and training team members to support the brand quality.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of leading creative projects and teams
  • Demonstrated portfolio showcasing development and leadership in visual storytelling
  • 5+ years of creative project management for large-scale photography and videography events and campaigns
  • Experience with directing and effectively critiquing creative work from internal producers, agencies, or contractors
  • Demonstrable practical experience as a professional photographer through submission of past work
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, IE: Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, or similar
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience using MAC OS and MS Office
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills and comfort working in a fast-paced environment
  • A strong relationship builder with an ability to facilitate ideation, collaboration and decision-making.


You will enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you will be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drugs
  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance
  • Commuter and parking benefits
  • 401(K) retirement plans, with matching contributions
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks.

Become part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere.

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply.

Our Client is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $130 - $140 hourly


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