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We are very happy to announce the Keatley team is growing once again. We are officially opening up a new position in our studio for a Senior Retoucher. We could not be more excited to find our next team member to collaborate with. It’s gonna be a lot of fun! If you are a talented retoucher, or know someone who is, we hope to hear from you. The full job listing and application process is below.
Looking for a Senior Retoucher to work at Keatley Studio
Location: Our new West Seattle studio near Alki beach.
About us: We are a commercial photography studio that focuses on advertising, celebrity portrait and high end fine art photography, both locally and internationally. Our business has steadily grown over the past twelve years, and John Keatley’s work has been recognized by multiple national and international contests and awards. He has photographed International advertising campaigns for multiple major brands, award winning personal work, and many of the most recognizable celebrities in the world. Editorially his work has appeared in Time, Wired, Forbes, Inc., Rolling Stone, Fast Company, and ESPN to name a few. We consist of one full-time photographer, a full time creative producer, a part-time bookkeeper, interns, and frequently work with freelance artists on a per-project basis. We highly value creativity and collaboration, and can assure you that working here will not be dull. Neither will the photography you will be retouching. See further proof at www.keatleyphoto.com.
About you: First and foremost, we are looking for a Photoshop master who can hit the ground running. Someone who is persistent, motivated, organized, creative, and passionate about retouching. This position offers the opportunity to make your mark on an exciting business and help it grow. Skills that are required for this job: self-motivated/driven, detail-oriented, organized, relational, flexible, strong retouching skills, looks at the big picture, committed/responsible, an appreciation for creativity, always trying to improve, and a sense of humor. Your job duties will immediately include: Retouching, compositing, image prepping, color correction, digital asset management, digital tech on shoots, production, organizing and maintaining the photo archive. This job is a full time position.
Are you the person who can look at an old neglected house and, only see potential? Then you would be our ideal candidate, someone who is a dreamer, and can make ideas into reality.
Are you the person who always has the urge to create, experiment, and collaborate with others? Then you are the person we want because that’s exactly what you will be doing.
Are you the first among your friends to get the flu shot when winter approaches? Then you are the person we are looking for, who is always ahead of the curve and has gotten things done before others even realize it needs to be done. Organization is important!
Are you the person who brings doughnuts to work every Friday? Great! We like Top Pot Old Fashioned’s…
You will be a key contributor and play a pivotal role in the success of this business. Although we are a small business, we are involved in some really big projects with far reaching impact. We hope your role in this work will give you great personal satisfaction. We are looking for someone who will bring their own ideas and vision to the table. We want you to grab hold of opportunities and find ways to explore and improve upon already existing ideas with your own.
College degree is preferred, but not required.
Employment or volunteer experience that can demonstrate and highlight your work ethic and ability to get things done.
Must be flexible, dependable, and a hard worker.
How to Apply:
Send an email to email@example.com containing your resume (inline or attached as a PDF) and short cover letter. A link to your website or a site with your retouching work. You may also attach jpg images of your work if necessary. Also, answer four (4) of the following five (5) questions in your response (your pick). A short paragraph on each should be sufficient. All inquiries will be replied to and kept in confidence. In your email, please also provide your desired compensation.
1. We are big believers that details make all the difference. Tell us a couple details about your car (or the bus if that’s how you roll) that you especially like or dislike. And then tell us what you would do differently if you ran Ford or Metro King County Transit.
2. Pretend you have 3 hours to complete 5 tasks, but you know there is only enough time to properly complete 3 of the tasks. What do you do?
3. What is your favorite TV show? Describe what you like about it, and why it is your favorite.
4. List two statements, rules, or principals that you have found invaluable in your life/work experience, explain why they are so important to you, and list examples of when they have applied.
5. How would you handle a situation at work where one of your co-workers who you work with closely is making you feel frustrated?
Location: West Seattle, Washington
Compensation: Depends on qualifications
This is a full-time job
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