Background

The Plum Guide is building a marketplace of the world’s best holiday homes. For real!

We are taking a systematic and obsessive approach to testing every single home on the planet, and accepting only the top 1%.

We do so by putting every home through The Plum Test: a gruelling hospitality exam, which uses a mix of algorithms and physical visits by hospitality experts – our Home Critics.

We launched 18 months ago in London. Since, we have vetted over 80,000 homes and on track to reach over £10m in annualised sales! We are backed by an all-star cast investor group including Local Globe (TransferWise, OneFineStay, Citymapper), Alex Chesterman (Founder of Zoopla), William Reeve (Founder of Love Film), Alex Saint and Troy Collins (Founders of Secret Escapes), Errol Damlin (Founder of Wonga) Jason Goodman (Founder of Albion) and many more.

We recently closed our Series A round of funding. The objectives now are to take Plum global – we launched Paris in March and are ready for more...

The Role

Photographers are Plum’s superheroes. If a home passes the Plum test, it is then professionally photographed to ensure the online listing looks exceptional and does justice to the beauty of the home. The photography of our existing collections in London & Paris helps us to stand out from other websites and gives guests confidence they are booking somewhere great.

What you'll be up to

  • Setup and style the home as required

  • Make a complete shoot of the homes according to the specifications in our Guide for Photographers

  • Retouch the images to achieve the results that look great and accurately show off the beauty of the home

  • Meeting some of the hosts and conveying our passion for great design & high quality service.

Relevant qualities

  • A photographer who’s done indoor photos.

  • Someone available to do 10-40 hours of shoots

  • You are passionate about photography, design and architecture / interior design. You have a clear idea of hat is good enough and what is not

  • You enjoy meeting new people

  • You are organized and always on time for your appointments.

  • You are committed and take your responsibilities very seriously so that you never miss a deadline.

  • A taste maker: Obsessive about design, style, photography and copy. You have a great eye and a sophisticated taste in design, interiors, food and cultural experiences

  • You are proud of your work and do not want to associate your name with something of average quality

  • You show empathy and easily imagine what is important for travelers who will visit the home (even if they are very different people to you)

  • You own your equipment (devices, tripod, editing software)

Benefit

  • Work flexibly

  • Get paid to visit some of the best homes in your city and meet exceptional hosts

  • Fill your professional portfolio with stunning content

  • Long term opportunity to continue working as a freelance photographer for Plum in your city

  • Work for a start-up which is on the path to becoming a famous, global, luxury brand

Compensation & hours

  • Freelance fee of €60-80 per shoot depending on size of the home