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Visuals Director - Dwell

Virtual Req #62
Friday, June 14, 2024

About Us



Recurrent Ventures is an innovative digital media company that is challenging the media landscape with its proprietary approach. Its best-in-class brands like Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, The Drive, Donut, Dwell, Task & Purpose, and more, engage a combined audience of more than 70 million monthly visitors. Initially founded in 2018, the portfolio rapidly expanded and today we have more than 15 brands across automotive, home, outdoors, science, technology, and military verticals. Recurrent is a virtual first organization that is headquartered in Miami with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

Role overview

Dwell’s Visuals Director is responsible for leading Dwell’s award-winning photo and video program. They are responsible for all aspects of photo shoot production across print and digital platforms, including video program. Candidates should have excellent editorial judgment and a strong ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at once. A broad knowledge of industry teams and talent connections are a must, i.e. experienced relationships with photographers, video producers, video editors, etc. The Visual Director will propel forward a unique photo legacy rooted in Dwell’s Fruit Bowl Manifesto, with an astounding roster of the industry's top creative talent, and they will continue to champion a new generation of diverse and emerging photographers.


  • Work closely with the Creative Director to uphold and advance the visual identity of the brand.

  • Help guide Dwell’s creative vision for the photo and video program, which includes home tours, portraiture, object-based journalism, and short-form video and motion for social, –carrying forward Dwell’s legacy of genre-changing photography.

  • Help set the creative strategy for best allocation of resources 

  • Lead all aspects of custom photo and video shoot production, such as commissioning photographers, communicating with the editorial and creative team, and liaising with vendors and subjects to ensure a successful shoot and implementation across all Dwell platforms.

  • Ensure shoot schedules on a rolling basis and communicate deadlines in Dwell’s workflow tools with transparency.

  • Commission new and diverse talent while maintaining existing contributor relationships.

  • Oversee budgets, manage contracts, and maintain usage rights for all visual production. 

  • Initiate assignments, complete briefs and call sheets, and approve invoices.

  • Manage day to day production workflow, including assignments, photo team workload, and quality of creative for print and digital (based on editorial intent).

  • Coordinating photo selections, manage the post-production process, and delivery of assets.

  • Oversee photo research and image selection for print and digital stories.

  • Conduct visual research, create mood boards, and pitch ideas

  • Manage and mentor junior members of the photo and video team.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of work experience in media or relevant fields

  • 5+ years of experience producing and art directing photo/video shoots

  • A genuine interest in interiors, architecture and design is a significant plus

  • Highly organized, excellent communication skills

  • A meticulous eye for detail

  • Ability to contribute to editorial decisions and develop visual stories

  • A strong network of photographers, video editors, and photo agents.

  • The ability to produce content under heavy deadline pressure.

  • Handling a dynamic environment, managing multiple projects calmly, and effectively.


Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance
  • Fitness Reimbursement 
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Remote - work from anywhere!
  • Parental leave
  • Matching 401k
  • Equity package

Hiring & Equal Opportunity Statement: Recurrent Ventures provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type with regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or affiliation protected by federal, state or local laws. With a number of our media brands reporting on the military, veterans’ affairs, and topics facing the active military community, we are very supportive of veterans’ activities and highly encourage this community to apply. 

Other details

  • Job Family Print
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $90,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $110,000.00