In New York with Gabrielle, Production Team Lead
At Meero we are passionate about empowering creatives all around the world. From a small startup to a large photography company, our teams in more than 100 countries have grown in order to support photographers and provide them with guidance, educational material, a platform to communicate with each other and connections with top global brands! Every week we give you a chance to meet the team that is committed to improving the world of photographers. Today, Gabrielle talks about managing a production team, life in our crazy New York office, and communicating with neighboring buildings through window messaging!
What did you do before coming to Meero?
I was working as an Operations Assistant at a website called Wirecutter, which is a New York Times company. I was also working as a freelance Production Assistant for various indie films and web series!
Can you explain what you do at Meero?
I oversee a team of producers. Those producers manage the preparation and delivery of all photoshoots in the East Coast of North America. The producers I manage work directly with the photographers and post-production team that are in charge of clients’ projects.
What do you like about Meero and how did you find out about it?
I actually found out about Meero from the BuiltInNYC website. It’s been the only job I’ve gotten through applying online instead of networking!
I like the autonomy at Meero and that there is room for growth, but also the freedom to do the job the way that works best for you. I, of course, love the people and especially the Production team. I love managing the East Coast team and helping them be more efficient. I also love the relationships that we are able to build with photographers, and the ability to give photographers opportunities to expand their careers outside of their normal client reach.
Can you explain what you do at Meero in three words?
Can you tell us a little about the New York office?
The NYC office is crazy and chill. I like that we are able to be boisterous and enjoy each other's company, while also being focused and serious about getting things done.
Though I do love the Paris office and am envious of how large and fun that office is.
What do you usually have on your desk?
I always have my laptop, headset, a notepad and pen, an empty coffee cup (or several), a water bottle, phone, and Clorox wipes.
What was your best idea ever?
At work or in life? The best idea ever, personally, was moving to Brooklyn from Boston three years ago now.
At work, my best idea ever was probably learning where all the secret bathrooms were in the building.
Fun facts or funny stories to share?
My go-to fun fact is that I am a fraternal twin. My twin brother lives in Salem, MA.
But for a funny story... Our office is located in the Financial District of NYC, right next to the famous Woolworth Building. One day, our neighbors across the street in the Woolworth Building saw us celebrating a birthday, so they printed out huge letters to say “Happy Birthday!” we then began communicating with each other by printing out huge signs and taping them to the windows. We were all posting the events to our Instagram stories, and eventually, we somehow got connected on Instagram and now we’re planning on having the teams meet over drinks soon.