Senior Studio Manager

Sol de Janeiro

Sol de Janeiro

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Launched in 2015, SOL DE JANEIRO is an award-winning, fast-growing premium global lifestyle beauty brand inspired by the beauty rituals and attitude of the beaches of Rio. Our brand purpose is to spark endless self-celebration and joy through the power and warmth of the Brazilian spirit. This philosophy extends from our products to our corporate culture. We are leaders, permanently inquisitive, category obsessed, incredibly diverse, self-demanding, true team players, and we are all Brazilian in Spirit.

Headquartered in New York and launched as a digitally native brand, we have expanded globally with teams in Rio, Paris, London, and Germany. Our commitment to excellence has earned us prestigious honors, including TIME100's 2024 Most Influential Company, Fast Company's 2024 World's Most Innovative Companies and 2023 Brands that Matter, Allure's 2024 Readers' Choice Awards, and WWD's 2023 Beauty Inc Award in the Prestige category. These accolades highlight our dedication to being a leading brand in the beauty industry and an exceptional workplace.

Sol de Janeiro is seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Senior Studio Manager to oversee operations within our in-house studio located in midtown Manhattan. Reporting directly to the Senior Studio Producer, the Senior Studio Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and efficient execution of photo and video shoots for our beauty brand. This role requires to be on-site at our in-house studio daily. Our in-house studio is located in Mid-Town Manhattan, not far from Grand Central Station. Must be able to work weekends as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

Studio Operations Management:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the in-house studio, including scheduling, equipment maintenance, and inventory management.
  • Ensure that the studio is properly set up and equipped for each shoot, coordinating with the Senior Studio Producer and production team as needed.

Facility Maintenance:

  • Oversee the cleanliness and organization of the studio space, ensuring it is maintained to the highest standards for photo and video shoots.
  • Troubleshoot any technical issues with studio equipment and liaise with appropriate vendors for repairs or replacements.

Team Coordination:

  • Collaborate closely with the Senior Studio Producer to support the planning and execution of photo and video shoots, both in-house and on location when needed.
  • Coordinate schedules and logistics for studio staff, including photographers, videographers, stylists, and other crew members.

Resource Management:

  • Manage studio budgets, tracking expenses related to equipment, props, and other production necessities.
  • Source and procure studio supplies, props, and equipment as needed, ensuring that all purchases align with project requirements and budget constraints.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and best practices within the studio environment, including proper handling of equipment and adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
  • Implement protocols for studio security and access control, safeguarding valuable equipment and assets.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as film, photography, or studio management.
  • Proven experience in a similar role within a creative studio environment, preferably in the beauty or fashion industry.
  • 5-7+ years relevant experience in studio management & production.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Proficiency in studio equipment operation and familiarity with industry-standard software and tools.
  • Knowledge of photography and videography techniques, lighting setups, and studio best practices.
  • A proactive and solution-oriented mindset, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality results.
  • Must be located in NYC and Surrounding Areas. This role is a temp-to-perm opportunity. Well-qualified individuals seeking to counter a freelance trial will be asked to complete a Test Project.

Salary Range

$100,000—$125,000 USD

In addition to base salary, this position is eligible for participation in a highly competitive bonus program with the possibility for overachievement based on performance and company results.

The information contained herein is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee, as these may change or new ones may be assigned at any time.

Sol de Janeiro is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.