Retouching Assistant at Selfridges

Posted 5-02-2016, offered

At Selfridges, we strive to deliver an unrivalled retail experience. And that’s just as true for our customers online as it is for those who visit us in-store. Joining our in-house photography team, you’ll make sure every image on our website shows our products to best effect and exudes that Selfridges quality that keeps our customers coming back for more.


Working alongside and developing your skills with our Retouching Manager, you’ll be preparing imagery for the Selfridges website. And with a site that’s updated as frequently as ours that means dealing with a large number of images every day. Cutting-out, cropping, resizing, cleaning up and colour correcting are all part of the challenge. And because much of the site is fashion-based, there’s a particular emphasis on skin retouching. The sheer number of images involved means you’ll also need to run a tight ship when it comes to working to our retouching briefs.


It could be that you come to us straight from a visual arts degree. Or that you’re looking to move on from your current role. Either way, you’ll need a good knowledge of Photoshop and some practical experience under your belt – particularly involving colour correction and clipping paths. A genuine interest in fashion is important, as is a broad understanding of online retail. But perhaps even more so are a strong work ethic and a sharp eye for detail – both with regards to the retouching itself and following our style guidelines.


Since Harry Gordon Selfridge first opened the doors of Selfridges Oxford Street, London in 1909, Selfridges has been dedicated to surprising, amusing and amazing its customers with astounding moments of retail theatre.

Having won The Best Department Store in the World title three ceremonies in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014), Selfridges is renowned as being the premier destination for a truly extraordinary customer experience.

Employees at Selfridges’ stores and head offices enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and amazing benefits.

They also know that Selfridges is committed to developing its talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow.

Key benefits include a generous staff discount, holiday, gym membership offers and great bonus potential.

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