Under the general direction of the Creative Director, the Digital Imaging Specialist works closely with staff, clients and freelance talent in coordinating resources necessary for photo production and scheduling. Responsible for the oversight, collaboration and delivery of permission based digital assets to be leveraged at a broad university level. The Digital Imaging Specialist manages photo shoot calendar, responds to shoot/photo requests, confirms bookings, staff and freelance schedules. Responsible for hiring, assessing and screening of part-time and freelance photographers. This position ensures timely, efficient and accurate productions by overseeing all phases and aspects of photo shoots. The Digital Imaging Specialist is responsible for tracking, organizing and securing all photo shoot related products along with providing support related to studio invoicing and billing.
Responsible for leading the overall implementation, day-to day operations, and management of the cloud-based Digital Asset Management (DAM) system, facilitate the uploading of assets, assigning appropriate metadata, and access category to ensure accurate usage rights and permission levels.
Establish and maintain best practices for the DAM, including taxonomy, metadata schema, tagging standards, workflows and processes across the entire organization and within multiple digital asset categories.
Create tutorial/instruction documents, distributing and adjusting of permissions and training of staff on DAM system.
Stay abreast of the latest asset management innovations and trends to constantly improve tools, policies and processes around asset management.
Distribution of digital assets to the broad university adhering to an established and agreed upon specific permission allowance.
Ensures consistency among outside resources and part-time photographer in terms of naming convention as well as metadata as it aligns with internal team.
Responsible for hiring part-time photographers, assess applicants resumes and portfolios; to add to resource pool of available part-time photographers.
Supervise part-time photographers and freelancers; approve costs, timesheets, and process invoice.
Coordinate the day-to-day operations of a busy studio.
Oversee all aspects of an assignment from the initial scheduling request, assigning staff and freelancers, to the delivery of the final product.
Schedule and coordinate all photo shoots, reprint orders and other photo requests.
Manage requests for expedited images, image approvals from Creative Director and Art Directors, and fulfill image requests across departments.
Create training materials as well as train staff when needed.
Oversee studio reception, greet visitors, direct staff and freelance teams to assigned shoots and handle phone reception for general studio line.
Coordinate production details and creative direction between clients and staff and freelance talent as necessary with detail to help ensure that proper equipment is used.
Handle all aspects of billing for photo shoots and reprint orders.
Oversee messengering and tracking of all products/props related to photo shoots.
Assist with photo shoots, and photography needs of the department.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years of job-related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge and experience of Digital Asset Management systems, including management of, structure, functionality, taxonomy and metadata.
Experience in commercial or editorial photography.
Strong understanding of photo production and photo studio workflows.
Experience handling photo bookings and managing frequently changing schedules.
Knowledge of Adobe Apps, Capture One, MS Office, Google Docs, FileMaker Pro, Mac OS is a plus.
Knowledge of University programs, policies and procedures preferred, including budget control and purchasing practices and procedures.
Superior organizational and decision-making skills; very attentive to details.
Diligent about creating order; experienced in the development and adoption of processes.
Ability to prioritize and multitask in a busy studio environment.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Ability to work extended hours beyond the typical business day, nights and weekends throughout the academic year, when required.
Internal Number: 494335
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