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Production and Imaging Specialist

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Our client is looking for a Production and Imaging Specialist to join their team on a temp to perm basis! This is a 40 hour/week role onsite in their Brookline, MA office.

Description:

Production is a fast paced service department that handles all imaging and production aspects throughout the Company including more than 40 magazine and books print products, five web properties, eBook and Tablet editions, and associated marketing materials. We are seeking a Production and Imaging Specialist to join our team.

Reporting to the Production Director, the P&I Specialist will work closely with the Production and Imaging Team as well as the rest of the Production Team. The P&I Specialist is expected to maintain close working relationships with the internal and external customers we service. As the title suggests, the P&I Specialist’s duties are split between traditional Production-related tasks (preflight, PDF generation, proofing) and Imaging (RAW image processing, color correction, compositing, file format conversion)
The ideal candidate will be able to thrive on independent and collaborative projects while contributing to the team atmosphere. A proven track record of high-output, quality work under strict deadlines is a must.

On the Production side, this position must be able to work independently and is responsible for preflight, creation, and quality assurance of print-ready PDFs and associated contract proofs. On the Imaging side, the P&I Specialist needs to be an expert in the production use of Photoshop. The P&I Specialist will be required to perform imaging tasks in the confines of a structured workflow that uses various automation techniques and manual steps.

Essentials of the Position:

o Tone DNG/RAW files with Adobe Camera Raw to produce working Photoshop Native files
o Non-destructive photo retouching and/or compositing.
o Silhouetting (aka creating knock-outs, cut-outs, etc.) of product images
o Color correction
o Application of standard and proprietary metadata
o Native file corrections.
o Maintaining asset-management/archive protocol
o Provide back up for Imaging Specialist.
o Create and inspect print-ready PDF files from native InDesign layout files.
o Output Contract Proofs and relay to Traffic Manager.
o Transfer PDF files to vendor through FTP or other electronic methods.

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