Compensation: Starts at $17 per hour (unpaid 1-hour lunch break)
Payment Guidelines: Invoice the studio once a week.
Payment Terms: Net 30, i.e., invoices, are paid out after 30 days from receiving it.
Probation/Training Period *PTP: 3 months/60 days i.e. 480 logged hours. Upon completion of the *PTP, an increase in hourly compensation will be up for review and based on the overall work performance/evaluation score conducted by Studio Management.
Studio Cody Caissie – one of Montreal’s top-rated e-Commerce Product Photography studios celebrating 10-years in business; is searching for a freelance photo editor/retoucher who specializes in the Advertising/Visual Marketing industry.
We are a young and dynamic team working for amazing clients like Giant Tiger, Dormez-Vous, NewLook Eyewear, and many more. On any given day, we’ll be photographing jewelry, cosmetics, apparel on and off-model, and so much more. We are a Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm operation, based and working out of the old Cadbury Factory located in the Plateau, Montreal.
The position is Freelance/On-Call, which over time, may lead to full-time employment.
Retouchers must be reliable, friendly, cheerful with staff and clients, and have the skillsets to balance/navigate through a busy/high-volume workload while being organized and, above all, desire to learn and become apart of the team.
Arriving at the studio or work from home at the time indicated or 15min earlier.
Dress and maintain a professional appearance while in the studio.
Follow and respect studio guidelines, including safety procedures.
Edit photos in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop by following the instructions provided and completing the assigned projects deligated out by the Lead Retoucher while meeting all deadlines.
Provide essential Photoshop processing, i.e., removing dust + scratches + strings and any other unwanted elements, compositing multiple photos together seamlessly and realistically, enhance visual elements, etc.
Lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Excellent interpersonal and time management skills.
Upbeat and fun personality.
Keen interest in creative brand photography.
Knowledge/experience in working w/ Mac iOS Computers (PBS “provided by the studio”), or if working from home, you must use your equipment.
Knowledge/experience in working w/ Adobe Lightroom (PBS)
Knowledge/experience in working w/ Adobe Photoshop (PBS)
Capacity to follow studio guidelines/procedures to ensure we match the client’s brief/expectations.
Must be flexible working past 5 pm
Be a quick learner who can pick up new processes/workflows and technology quickly.
Attention to detail
Be able to collaborate as a team player as well as work autonomously
Self-motivated and willingness to learn
Capacity to work within a fast-paced environment
Ability to multi-task
Be part of a reputable/growing company while gaining experience working with various projects involving products, i.e., jewelry, footwear, home decor, etc.
Working alongside with a young team of diverse individuals who are learning their craft while under the guidance of the Director of Photography Cody Caissie.
Moving between departments within the company, i.e., going on camera to complete either Creative Branding imagery or/and e-Commerce photography.
As the company grows and experience is gained, this position and others can lead to permanent employment.
We follow all provincial required guidelines while providing masks and gloves for all freelancers, employees, and clients who visit while having hand sanitizer throughout the studio.
This Job Is:
An excellent opportunity for recent graduates from Photography/Retouching School and or programs.
A job for freelancers looking for 10 to 20+ hours per week, if not more.
A role for which in-experienced candidates are encouraged to apply but must have a keen interest in Creative Brand retouching.
A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past six months or more.
An excellent job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education.
Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma but excel at what we need.
Work Remotely: Yes & No; starting in late August or early September 2020, training/onboarding is done in-studio under the direction of our Lead Retoucher during the probation period. Based on performance, working from home is optional.
How To Apply:
To apply for this position, please use the form provided. We will reach out to you when/if interested in scheduling an interview.
Applicants who submit through our website, i.e., our form, only will be considered.
No Phone Calls, No e-Emails, No Walk-Ins, and No unscheduled meetings, please, and thank you.