Wayfair Careers

Senior Stylist

Westborough, MA
Creative & User Experience - Photo Studio

Job Description

WAYFAIR, the largest online-only retailer of home furnishings and housewares in the United States, is looking for a motivated and experienced Senior Photo Stylist for their Westborough, MA Photo Studio. The right candidate will have 5+ years photography/styling experience in the home industry.


A Day in the Life

As a Senior Photo Stylist you will be responsible for executing the visual standards set by WAYFAIR and it’s Lifestyle brands, while continually driving teams to excellence through coaching, training and process improvement. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Bringing brand images to life on set, from planning through execution
  • Styling furniture and décor in unique photo settings
  • Buying, selecting and maintaining props based on brand style
  • Working closely and collaborating with other Stylists, Art Directors, Photographers
    and Project Managers
  • Helping drive and build team culture by providing inspiration and utilizing conflict resolution skills
  • Manages staff as a coach, mentor and developer of talent
  • Representing WAYFAIR appropriately to external partners
  • Representing the Photo Studio appropriately to cross-functional partners
  • Appropriately leveraging managers time through effective methods of communication
  • Preparing and facilitating learning workshops for other stylists
  • Proactively communicating up, down and cross-functionally to business stakeholders
  • Identifying positive and negative project trends and quickly escalating any issues
  • Keeping a keen eye on style, trends, emerging brands, and visual composition
  • Calmly working well under pressure, quickly solving problems, and excelling in a high-volume, deadline-driven ecommerce studio environment
  • Contributing to team meetings and events
  • Possessing experience with Excel database software
  • Having experience styling in studio and on location
  • Having the willingness to lead by example and set a positive tone by keeping the studio clean and organized


Keys to Success

At WAYFAIR, if you are Optimistic, Energetic, Innovative, Dynamic, Passionate, Customer-centric, Collaborative, Solution-oriented, Flexible and Results-Driven, you will thrive here!


Must Haves

  • A passion for Home Decorating
  • Good eye for color and composition
  • Complete understanding of Color Theory
  • Existing and demonstrable agility on set
  • Mastery of the brand positioning for WAYFAIR and its Lifestyle brands, and the ability to speak to and adjust styling techniques accordingly
  • Excellent communication and prioritization skills with the ability to convey information in a polite and succinct manner—to supervisors, subordinates and peers
  • The ability to work effectively with peers and managers
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Continually seek to improve self-knowledge of styling
  • Share knowledge with other staff, encouraging and supporting along the way
  • Working knowledge of Capture One, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Valid drivers license


In order to be considered, candidates must include a portfolio that demonstrates expertise styling product photography. Candidates will be considered in totality of their skills and experience versus strict interpretation of “must haves”. We want difference makers, innovators and thought leaders


Nice to Haves

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Specific experience styling in a fast-paced commercial photography studio
  • Area of specialty—i.e. food, soft goods, florals, still life/conceptual
  • Mac literate and tech savvy

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes – from product discovery to final delivery.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, unbelievable prices on everything modern
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
  • Perigold, unparalleled access to the finest home décor and furnishings

Wayfair generated $4.7 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 7,700 people.

Requisition ID: 25592