QA & Retoucher

Ref: MON10010
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Marketing
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people, last year we made numerous promotions across the business and raised over £500K through our Monsoon Charity Trust fund raise.  We have a strong brand with many talented people in the business along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

The primary focus of this role is to support the wider in-house studio team, performing all retouching required and the final quality checks on all imagery prior to delivery, supporting the commercial and creative vision of the Monsoon Accessorize brands and ultimately works to enhance conversion. The individual in this role will work very closely with the wider studio teams, Marketing and Content Teams, E-Commerce and different external suppliers.
 

What will you do as a QA & Retoucher?

• Ensuring all products meet stringent quality levels, ensuring they are correctly exposed and colour consistent
• Ensure all screens in studio are calibrated frequently
• Perform quality assurance on all images
• Meet strict daily and weekly deadlines
• Own relationship with the third party retouch, being the main point of contact
• Uploading/downloading images to and from third party supplier
• Ensure technical specifications are met, including colour profiles, file formats and briefs.
• Work alongside the Studio Coordinator and Studio Manager to plan agreed delivery schedule
• Forward thinking in suggesting improvements to studio processes
• Escalate any issues accordingly
• Retouch imagery to a high level where required, and for ad hoc jobs
• Capable of resolving issues when relevant and communicate workflow status and quality concerns to the Studio Manager
• Work with other members of the Studio production team to ensure the photo studio is organised and ordered
• Ensure all creative and models are retouched to a high standard

What you will need to succeed as a QA & Retoucher?

• You will need to have experience working in a similar ecommerce environment, ideally with experience of creative retouching.
• Strong numeracy skills, attention to detail, and a creative eye.
• Strong communication skills with the team and wider company
• Strong time management, to keep up with changing time frames and meet deadlines
• Proven ability to work efficiently on a high volume of images with challenging deadlines.
• Strong technical understanding of Photoshop, Mac OSX and good photography knowledge.
• Have a current and up-to-date technical knowledge in photography, post production, digital media tools and technologies. 
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Capture One and networked systems equipment.
• An excellent eye for colour, grading and detail.

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 days holiday, performance related discretionary bonus, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan. We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and theatre shows, tailor made dentist plans and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become a, QA & Retoucher please apply now!

 

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