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Photo Retoucher

Job title: Photo Retoucher
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Warren
Discipline: Creative
Remote: Yes
Reference: 463218
Contact name: Christina Lustig

Job description

Timing: Start within 1-2 weeks
Duration: Ongoing part-time (2 days/week)
Hours per week: 10-15 (potential for increase over time)
Location: metro Detroit strongly preferred
Pay rate: $25+/hr DOE

One of our retail and e-commerce home furnishings clients is looking for a freelance Photo Retoucher to join their team for a part-time role.

This freelance Photo Retoucher will be responsible for handling basic photo/image retouching responsibilities for print, digital, website, social, email, etc. and play a key role in enhancing the visual appeal of marketing materials ensuring products are showcased in the best possible light.

The freelance Photo Retoucher must have a strong eye and attention to detail, ability to work quickly/efficiently without sacrificing quality, and be fully proficient with Adobe Photoshop.

Ideal freelance Photo Retoucher candidates will have:
- Proven experience as a Photo Retoucher or similar role, preferably in a print design/production environment.
- Proficient in industry-standard retouching software (Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, AI tools, etc.)
- Strong understanding of color correction, image manipulation, and retouching techniques.
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to work with precision.
- Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, taking direction and feedback from the creative team.
- Knowledge of print production processes and requirements.
- A portfolio demonstrating strong retouching skills and attention to detail.

Nice to Have:
- Familiarity with digital asset management systems is a plus.

Job Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with the photographer and creative team to understand the retouching requirements for various print materials, including catalogs, brochures, and advertisements.
- Retouch product images to remove imperfections, adjust colors, and enhance overall visual appeal while maintaining brand consistency.
- Ensure that the retouched images meet the specifications and requirements of the print production process.
- Assist in managing the digital asset library, organizing and archiving images for easy retrieval.
- Stay up-to-date with current industry trends and best practices in retouching techniques.
- Collaborate with the print production team to ensure that retouched images are optimized for print, including resolution, color profiles, and file formats.
- Maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail throughout the retouching process.
- Meet project deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

*Fully remote, but local to metro Detroit preferred
**BYO computer
***Prefer consistent 2 day per week schedule if possible
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