Digital Retoucher

New York
Mar 27, 2014
Apr 26, 2014
Part Time
Using best practices, provide timely and consistent digital post-production services for all still photography. You’ll be processing all images for print, from the back-of-book sections that have PR-provided imagery, to silo-ing several clothing product images, to color correcting delectable food images, to complex conceptual cover photoshoots you’ve been a part of since the beginning, helping us achieve the best possible final product with your digital expertise.

This position reports directly to the Art Director. The Digital Retoucher will work within a 4-person Art Department, which meets regularly critiquing issues, collaborating on packages, discussing design trends and brainstorming future covers, feature visual concepts and photo shoots.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
•Process approximately 250-300 images per week
•Perform basic corrections to all types of imagery including; exposure, color balance, sharpening, cropping, etc
•Perform advanced retouching and manipulation with Adobe Photoshop including but not limited to:  compositing, blemish removal, special effects, corrections, etc
•Perform final retouching for product photography
•Accurately label images with correct part numbers and filenames for archiving purposes
•Manage and fulfill clipping requests for product photos
•Work closely with art and photo departments to provide all imaging services in an accurate and timely manner

Knowledge and Skill Requirements and/or Training:
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•Skilled at photo manipulation and retouching using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom
•Creative eye
•Collaborative nature, positive attitude, team player
•Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
•Ability to manage and organize multiple projects and receive direction from multiple individuals in order to uphold publication standards
•Strong understanding of color-management required
•Ability to evaluate technical aspects of digital images, image size, resolution, sharpness, color balance, exposure, etc.
•Strong organizational skills and ability to stay on tight schedule
•Trustworthy, dependable worker and problem solver
•Online portfolio of previous work is preferred, particularly with before and after shots of work examples

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:
Mac, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, intermediate-to-advanced digital photography skills

Job Requirements:
Experience: At least 5 years working commercially
Employment Type: Part-time freelance, 3.5 days on-site

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should forward portfolio website, cover letter, resume, AND salary requirements to with the subject line as “DIGITAL RETOUCHER”.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to