Digital Photography Technician at Amazon

Posted Apr 11th, 2016, offered

Amazon Product Imaging builds the world’s best online shopping experience through photography, video, graphic design, and usability design enabling millions of customers to make more informed purchasing decisions. Imaging at Amazon is a large and fast-growing network of teams located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, focusing on fashion and product photography, photo retouching, graphic design, video and CGI production, automated image acquisition, and image support services. We are continually innovating and setting new industry standards for showcasing 10s of millions of products across multiple global marketplaces.

Amazon is looking for an experienced and accomplished Digital Photography Technician. Successful candidates will be self-starters, strong communicators, very detail-oriented and have a passion for photography with a portfolio demonstrating technical proficiency in digital imaging or video production. The Digital Photography Technician will be responsible for metrics related to image quality and production, engaging with senior members of the imaging staff, clients, and internal customers to ensure the highest technical standards are maintained. The incumbent will bring efficiency and innovation to high volume photographic workflows through advanced computer skills.


RESPONSIBILITIES
· Drive high-volume work in one or more post production processes including but not limited to: video editing, image retouch, and design; ultimately owns the technical quality of the final output
· Catalog, name, crop, color manage, and, when necessary, spot retouch a high volume of image assets under tight deadlines
· Execute on business metrics such as: image coverage, image quality, and studio throughput, by performing quality assurance, contact resolution, and developing new processes
· Pilot new processes and initiatives and provide feedback to ensure successful implementation
· Look for process improvement opportunities to streamline, increase productivity, or reduce defects; define and implement projects to address those needs
· Coordinate with software development team to implement continual system innovations
· Coordinate with photographers and other digital technicians to identify existing process roadblocks and improvement opportunities
· Utilize appropriate digital asset management techniques to track products between photography bays
· Ensure Imaging standards are maintained

Basic Qualifications


· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in photography or related field required
· Professional experience as a retoucher, photo assistant, or digital technician in a commercial photography studio
· Strong experience with Capture One, Photoshop and Bridge
· Strong understanding of color management policies and best practices
· Technology experience with the ability to move between Mac and PC platforms
· Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
· Proficient working knowledge of still and moving imaging software for Mac and PC platforms
· Intermediate skills in Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook
· Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
· Ability to learn and master proprietary internal tools

Excellent English proficiency (written and verbal)

Preferred Qualifications


· Experience with InDesign and Adobe Premiere
· Web Design and HTML
· Familiarity with Mac OSX and Windows scripting capabilities
· Accustomed to the intensity of the studio environment, and unshrinking under deadline pressure
· An obsession for delighting customers
· Self-driven and able to easily communicate creative ideas and collaborate in a team environment
· Productivity-focused and proven to be a quick problem solver


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