Kelso Jones

Image Retoucher

Kelso Jones
Dependent on experience
10 Jan 2018
17 Jan 2018
Marketing Disciplines
B2C, Creative and Design
Industry Sector
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Assistant / Graduate, Executive
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role

Our client, a Wholesale business with their Head Office based in Nottinghamshire is seeking to recruit an Image Retoucher to join their Studio team.

The successful candidate will be dealing with images that are advertised through many channels, including direct-mail, press advertising and also online, for the company’s growing e-commerce website.

You’ll be working with imagery from a wide variety of brands and will be using the very latest, up-to-date, Mac workstations with the latest versions of Adobe Creative Cloud software.


You will be responsible for the management of the image library, image processing and any image composition that the company requires.

Creating cut-outs quickly and accurately for all images, using a combination of pen tool and masking.

Compositing and superimposing images photographed in the studio with stock photography, liaising with the photographers if necessary.

Completing ad-hoc photo manipulation tasks (e.g., adding a product into an existing counter top photo).

Manage the image library under agreed processes, including auto-transfer of the library to the web, and ensuring that all images are processed correctly.

Working alongside multiple departments to coordinate samples to and from the photo studio.

Communicating with external suppliers for supplier provided photography.

Tagging metadata to images.

Assisting the photography department as required.

Using industry standard software to retouch images to a high standard ensuring quality and colour accuracy.

Essential Skills:

Excellent Adobe Photoshop skills are essential, including experience of using a variety of photo manipulation and cut-out methods, particularly the pen tool.

Ability to produce work quickly and accurately with tight timescales and critical paths.

Organised and proactive.

You will hold a full UK driving licence.

Experience Required:

Excellent, comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Bridge.

Good understanding of colour management.

Good working knowledge of image metadata.

Experience using a Wacom tablet is desirable but not essential.

Educated to diploma level or higher.

Proven experience in a busy studio environment

Apple macOS literate.

All candidates must provide a portfolio, clearly showing examples of their level of re-touching and compositing skills.

This is offered as a full time permanent job. 

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