E-commerce Photo Retoucher and Editor

Web Content · Cape Town, Western Cape
Department Web Content
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
  • Entry-level position
  • Focused on editing, retouching, deep-etching and cropping product images for our online store
  • Application requires a solid image editing portfolio and an ability to demonstrate what you can do

Who we are and who we’re looking for

Yuppiechef is South Africa's premier kitchen and homeware store. Based in Westlake, Cape Town with retail stores in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, we see ourselves as helping people find more moments of joy in their homes — through products that make daily life more comfortable, more innovative and more beautiful. And we do it through our omnichannel shopping experience, providing our world-class service to our customers both in our stores and online.

High quality product content on our website is a key component of creating a seamless shopping experience for our customers — helping them make more informed decisions and inspiring them with well-written copy, accurate specs and beautiful visuals.

We’re looking for a full-time E-commerce Photo Retoucher and Editor to add capacity to our in-house photography team,  help us make our product content better and get products listed on our site faster.

What your role looks like

Taking direction from our E-commerce Content Team Manager, you’ll spend the bulk of your time assisting in vetting, editing and uploading product photographs to our website and content platforms and maintaining our photographic archives. Practically, this looks like:

  • Editing, retouching, deep-etching and cropping product images — to Yuppiechef’s high quality standards and delivered on deadline
  • Uploading product images for new product listings with speed and accuracy
  • From time to time creating, optimising and uploading product images for custom landing pages
  • Ensuring our digital photography archive is up to date and organised according to strict conventions

Who you’ll be working with

You will be working alongside other in-house photographers and image editors in our Content Team. We style, photograph and edit everything in-house, by grafting hard, collaborating, communicating openly and constantly, moving on ideas fairly quickly, and hitting deadlines. At times it comes with pressure, but we all love what it is we do and have a lot of fun while doing it. We’re also into things like pets, gin, coffee, series and cake (basically any and all baked goods).

Who you are

Besides having the necessary talent and experience for the role, we’re looking for someone who is, above all else, eager to learn, inwardly driven, and cares about the details. You are a good communicator (both in-person and asynchronously over email or chat), work well both autonomously and collaboratively, and enjoy honing your technical skills. People would also describe you as:

  • Efficient
  • Accurate
  • Disciplined
  • Observant
  • Perfectionist

What experience and skills you need for the role

  • Experience:
    • Required: 6 months to 1 year editing photographs with time pressure
Advantageous: 1 to 2 years editing photographs in a professional studio setting or working for in a similar role for an e-commerce retailer

  • Qualifications:
    • Required: A solid portfolio and that demonstrates what your skill levels is
    • Advantageous: If you do happen to have a tertiary qualification (in photography, design or arts) or accreditation, that would advantageous

  • Skills:
    • Technical skills:
      • Solid skills in editing and manipulating images in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
      • A base understanding of photographic concepts
    • Personal skills:
      • A strong visual vocabulary
      • Excellent verbal and written skills (English)
      • An ability to manage your own time and deliverables

Environment, gear, pay and benefits

Gear you’ll use:

  • A Macbook
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite


  • We are a predominantly in-person, in-office team. Most of your time will be spent at our HQ offices in Westlake, but you’ll have some flexibility in this.
  • On the days you work from home or remotely, you will need your own stable, high-speed internet connection and a suitable workspace setup. 
  • When you are in the HQ office, you’ll find…
  • A fully-equipped, communal kitchen with some pretty neat tools that we sell
  • A fully-stocked coffee stations where you can hone your barista skills
  • Parking available

Pay and Benefits:

  • We pay competitive, market-related salaries based on skills and experience, and profit share based on the company's performance
  • Your salary is based on a “Total Cost To Company” model and includes:
    • Medical Aid (Discovery) contributions
    • Group Life Cover
    • Retirement Annuity
    • Employee Assistance programme
    • 17 Days Paid Annual Leave increasing to 20 days with length of service

Thank You

Your application was submitted successfully.

  • Location
    Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Department
    Web Content
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full Time
  • Minimum Experience