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Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: Brisbane, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WS-11779
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Williams-Sonoma
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Production of reliable quality and creative results in a timely manner. On-set technical expert for the on-set photography workflow.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

COLOR:

* On-set Quality Assurance and color analysis expert on all images.
* Partner with Photographer Assistant to collect, edit and process all digital images.
* Partner with Color Manager to establish Color Correction standards for digital studio.
* Retouch and color correct all assets using Adobe Photoshop prior to delivering to creative teams.
* Match color back to actual product samples and ensure color consistency between image assets.
* Able to perform complex image work to compensate for imperfections in product samples. ie. cloning out scratches in wood, adjusting fabric colors, merging multiple captures.
* Production of reliable quality and creative results in a timely manner in order to keep pace with photography shots/day.
* Ensure the accuracy and consistency of the image capture process.

PHOTOGRAPHY:

* Define and oversee the photography asset creation process. Ensure that the assets are captured, stored and labeled in the correct manner to assure efficient workflow.
* Maintain file size and crop specification guidelines.
* Define and maintain digital asset file/structure organization and naming conventions.
* On-set technical expert for the photography workflow.
* Serve as the technical and color expert in relation to the capture process and tool functionality.
* Receive work assignments/schedules/calendars from Studio Manager.
* In partnership with Studio Manager, oversee progress of daily/weekly workflows, manage and prioritize workload.
* Resolve computer hardware and software issues that arise in the photography capture process.
* Ability to review current processes and implement better tools and process as needed.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

QUALIFICATIONS

* Knowledgeable of all studio tools, lighting, technical software and systems.
* Highly proficient in all aspects of digital image quality and output. File size, light, color balancing and retouching, PhotoShop. Working knowledge of basic digital print production or prepress file prep is not required but very helpful.
* Minimum 5 years experience in high volume professional retouching environment.
* Formal training in the use of digital camera systems.
* Formal photography schooling; a four-year degree is preferable in any of the following concentrations; Communication Arts, Photography, Fine Arts.
* Ability to manage multiple deliverables concurrently.
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
* Experience working with food photography.

SKILLS

* Mastery of the following is required:
* Canon EOS 5d Mark III camera system
* Adobe Creative Suite
* Mac OS X
* Capture One Digital System
* Profoto lighting equipment system

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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