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Photo Tech

Company: Pinnacle Group
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Photo Tech
Job Summary
The Photo Tech works within client's Technical Production Services group and is
responsible for bringing clear and logical order to photographic content on and o? set;
which is key to building and preserving a vast and ever expanding collection of
valuable digital assets, utilizing proven e?cient work?ows, all while following company
security guidelines. They are responsible for managing all ?les in a prescribed
standardized order, while assuring that all assets are consistently being redundantly
saved on multiple encrypted hard drives. It is paramount that unbroken attention is
given to the safe keeping and delivery of assets captured during the production. The
Photo Tech will work with photographers as the DigiTech for shoots that are shot on an
macOS & iOS devices, and will act as a traditional Digitech for Newsroom shoots as
This role will require working alongside the photo team, creatives, retouchers,
producers, and other key stakeholders; where impeccable customer service is required
under incredibly high levels of stress. Nothing on a shoot is constant so this role must
be able to pivot gracefully with the myriad of ever changing needs.
The Photo Tech will be responsible for interfacing and communicating directly and
independently with stakeholders throughout Marcom.
Key Quali?cations
As our in-house Photo Tech you will need to be highly organized, self starting, have
great time management, and extraordinary communication skills. You will need to thrive
working in a collaborative and creative team environment, while also being able to work
alone when the need arises. The ideal candidate must have a passionate interest in
photography and photographic systems, as well as being able to thrive in a faced
paced photo production environment.
* Have Excellent computer skills, and speci?c expertise with MacOS.
* Must be able to work with ambiguity in all facets of the job.
* Strive on ensuring a high level of consistent quality.
* Must be able to train quickly, follow procedures to the letter and exhibit the task
management skills necessary to meet or exceed productivity requirements. * Follow through with commitments on tight deadlines, which fosters mutual trust
with fellow team members and internal customers.
* Have good judgment and can follow security practices to protect our unreleased
images from exposure.
* Occasionally required to spend long periods of time at a computer screen.
* Must be able to work in extreme and varied environments. (ie. Hiking in a jungle,
on a boat at sea, on a sub-arctic glacier, etc)
* Must be able to work e?ectively with little sleep for days at a time.
* May be required to travel domestically, and occasionally internationally, for
* Ability to work at least 40 hours per week from the main o?ce.
* Occasional overtime hours may be required depending on project, with little or
zero notice.
* Ability to work di?erent shifts to support production shoots (swing and/or
graveyard on occasion).
* Ability to lift 45 pounds, to load and unload equipment needed for production.
As a member of the Photo Tech team, you need to be the kind of person described
above: thorough, able to handle shifting demands, reliable, dependable, calm under
pressure, a clear communicator, and an excellent team player. Additionally :
* Expertise in Capture One and MacOS are required.
* Pro?ciency in Photo Mechanic, ChronoSync, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
InDesign, Better Rename, Terminal, TidyUp, and iOS is required.
* Must have a working understanding of camera lenses, lens optics, lighting, the
exposure triangle (and ISO) and DSLR sensors.
* Understand how a Device is used as a photographic tool, while being able to
address any challenges and di?erences when compared to a traditional DSLR.
* Must understand and be able to apply the scienti?c method to all
troubleshooting situations.
* A basic understanding of di?erent image ?le formats, as well as camera raw ?le
formats. * Basic knowledge of digital photography systems, with pro?cient understanding
of camera systems from all major manufacturers; DSLR and medium format
* Maintain industry knowledge on current industry solutions available, asset
management and photography trends.
* Assist team members with receiving images, and helping to sort, update, or
modify images based on deliverable needs.
* Consistently provide concise organization of assets in a curation based on
criteria provided by creatives and producers.
* Set up in-house shoots with proper ?le naming structures and meta data
* Curate photo assets to ensure images can be located easily within project
* Work collaboratively with Creatives, Photographers, and Producers to make
?nal image selections for site ready to be passed to the post production team
or to the Archive team.
* On occasion the Photo Tech will accompany photo teams on location and
assist shoots for nightly reviews and uploads.
* Helps maintain the asset cataloging of the photo ?le system.
* Design, implement and maintain naming standards and metadata schemas
that re?ect the true and ever changing needs of the business.
* Maintain work?ows for the use of assets in all relevant systems.
* Contribute to the development and improvement of documented protocol,
processes, and procedures.
* Support in asset/content creation, tra?cking and asset requests.
* Occasional multiple overnight stays for destination shoots and airline travel.
* Continuously learn and strive to be an expert in everything photos.
Education & Experience
Bachelors Degree in Library Science, Computer Science, Photography, or equivalent
Must have developed own photographic practice.Minimum of 5 years working as a digital asset manager, as a photographers assistant,
or in a digital tech role.
Minimum of 5 years on photographic set experience.
Minimum of 10 years of photography experience.
macOS Genius experience a plus.PDN-9665317b-cfa8-483c-bfa9-86db1db69ce3

Keywords: Pinnacle Group, Sunnyvale , Photo Tech, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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