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.
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.