Art Buyer - Long Term Assignment!

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Great long term contract!! Aquent's client is looking for someone to coordinate the research, acquisition, production, presentation, negotiation, copyright management, purchasing and tracking of images for advertising, collateral and acquisition materials. This includes research and management of outside vendors such as photographers, fine artists, illustrators and stock image sources.

Responsibilities:
• Work with other disciplines in the Bank to develop visual strategies and concepts to meet the company's acquisition and retention goals.
• Manage the creation of artwork (primarily photography & illustration) to provide visual solutions for materials.
• Research, source, and identify appropriate artists to be commissioned by agency.
• Provide comprehensive project management including job specification, budget parameters and communication of timelines for crucial deadlines.
• Produce internal and external photo shoots and manage budget, props, location, etc.

Required Skills:
• 7 - 10 years Art Buying work experience.
• Minimum of Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required.
• Proficient in copyright law, negotiation and visual communication.
• Strong working knowledge of financial advertising preferred.
• Computer proficiency including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker, Mac and PC platforms.