Digital Asset Manager

Barney's Long Island City , NY 11101

Posted 3 days ago

Celebrating our legacy of modern fashion, creativity, individuality, and intrigue by providing every guest with an unparalleled customer experience. We are seeking a Manager, Digital Assets & Image Editing to be based out of our Long Island City, Web Studio. Reporting to the VP, Web Studio, this position is responsible for the end-to-end management of all day-to-day asset management and post-production operations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Ownership & management of all Barneys New York post-production requirements & processes.

  • Management of the internal Image Editing Team, fostering buy-in to all business objectives while creating a culture of quality, consistency, accountability & innovation that is driven to deliver best-in-class digital assets to the global organization.

  • Manage day-to-day communications with external Retouching Vendors.

  • Maintain and manage a pool of auxiliary Freelance Image Editors in order to scale throughput as needed to meet business needs.

  • Partner with the Creative & Photography Teams on special projects providing insight, direction and oversight of post-production as needed, ensuring expert level execution on all deliverables.

  • Partner with Buying Teams in the reviewal of Vendor Images advising usability in accordance with the Barneys New York image standards.

  • Work cross-functionally with various teams to identify deadlines and ensure all digital assets are strategically routed and prioritize through post-production processes based on business needs.

  • Act as the gatekeeper of all digital assets, managing the accounting of & movement/transfer through all software platforms from creation to final archive.

  • Take an active role in the image editing/selection process ensuring that any assets that are out of spec are rejected prior to entering the post-production workflow.

  • Ensure all images are marked up and annotated with clear and concise post-production instructions as needed.

  • Distribute day-to-day workload to in-house Image Editors & external Retouching Vendors.

  • Perform final QA on all digital assets ensuring all Barneys New York image standards and specs are met prior to publishing live.

  • Set and monitor KPI's to measure success and efficiencies across the Image Editing Team & Retouching Vendors while continually seeking improvements.

  • Ensure all Internal and Vendor SLA's are met.

  • Work with the internal Image Editing Team & external Retouching Vendors to develop and establish any new workflows and standards as needed.

  • Create & maintain documentation/guides of all standardized asset management and post-production processes.

  • Train and mentor Image Editing Team in the continual development of position specific skills.

  • Hold weekly team meetings ensuring staff is aligned on all pending projects & new initiatives.

  • Hold monthly one-on-one touch base meetings with each team member providing feedback on performance and additional training as needed.

  • Work alongside the Product Management team as needed through all development stages of a new DAM system, ultimately taking over the day-to-day Admin responsibilities upon final implementation.

  • Continually explore and present ideas to Sr. Management for improving the quality and efficiencies across all areas of the position's responsibilities.

Requirements:

  • BA/BFA and/or 3-5 min years of equivalent experience in a Digital Asset Management and/or Image Editing leadership role within a fast-paced studio or production environment.

  • Excellent team leadership & management skills.

  • Excellent organizational & communication skills (oral & written).

  • Proven ability to work well under the pressure of tight deadlines.

  • Ability to multitask, make decisions and efficiently prioritize & delegate workloads within in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to assess, identify and implement best practices.

  • Effective problem solver able to assess and adapt to changing priorities and strategies.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

  • Possess a portfolio that demonstrates a high level of skill with on-figure fashion & product composition & retouching, as well as an impeccable eye for detail.

  • Advanced knowledge of industry standard post-production workflows, metadata management, and DAM system architectures.

  • Strong proficiency with Mac OS, BOX, FTP Applications, Wacom Tablets, Capture One, Adobe Bridge CC, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Google Docs & Monitor Calibration using i1Display.

  • Expert level proficiency within Adobe Photoshop CC.

  • Expertise in pathing, masking, retouching (skin, reflections, texture, etc.), color correction & image compositing.

  • Expertise in liquefying with a strong eye for proportion and silhouette.

  • Expertise in actions and bulk image editing.

  • Awareness of latest fashion trends as well as familiarity with the Barneys brand and aesthetic.

  • Self-motivated team player with impeccable work ethic and positive attitude.

Barneys New York offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Barneys New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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