Lead Photo Tech

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200283509
Summary

Summary

Posted: Sep 1, 2021

Role Number:200283509

Marcom is Apple's Global Marketing Communications group. We oversee all of Apple's advertising and marketing to ensure the flawless...Summary

Summary

Posted: Sep 1, 2021

Role Number:200283509

Marcom is Apple's Global Marketing Communications group. We oversee all of Apple's advertising and marketing to ensure the flawless development and execution of world-class communications.

Apple's Photo Tech team is part of the Technical Production Services (TPS) group in Marcom. The Photo Tech team is responsible for handling all of our digital assets across all Marcom photography projects. They're often on set and work closely with our photo producers, creatives, and photographers. Photo techs import, organize, handle, process, export, and backup our photography assets. They're responsible for all of the metadata associated with these files and are the first step in the post-production pipeline. Beyond the photo ingest responsibilities, photo techs also provide digitech services and support/collaborate with photographers on set.

The lead photo tech performs all the responsibilities of a photo tech, in addition to being a technical lead and subject-matter expert for a team of contract resources. As lead, you will be responsible for scheduling resources, interacting with producers, and taking care of project escalations. You will ensure the Photo Tech team is on track with departmental goals, and is executing on our mission to provide expertise and excellent customer service in a professional and consistent manner. You will also be responsible for helping the team innovate, and improve process and workflows.

Candidates will be effective at handling and coordinating change, highlighted by strong problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, and professional demeanor. This role reports to the TPS team's media manager.

Key Qualifications

  • Ideally having an agency or photography background, deep experience with the digital, technical, and creative production process of photo assets is a must.
  • Extensive experience with Apple hardware/software products
  • Professional photography experience
  • Familiarity with professional studio tools, lighting, technical software
  • Deep understanding of all aspects of digital image quality and output
  • Experience modifying and managing metadata
  • Project management skills and ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously
  • Highly organized; able to track metrics and data for quarterly reporting
  • High level of experience with photography post-production pipeline
  • Understanding of the unique requirements of retouchers and editors
  • Customer service experience/demeanor, and outstanding communication skills
  • Familiarity with digital camera systems
  • Familiarity with professional photography tools, software and applications

Description

The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking teammate who can focus on the details while maintaining a big-picture view. Extraordinary communication and relationship skills are paramount to success in this position, especially the ability to collaborate cross-functionally both up and down the organization.
- Attend project kickoff meetings and provide authoritative guidance
- Work closely with producers and other post-production groups to ensure alignment
- Lead and execute all incoming photo tech requests
- Lead in coordinating team schedules and travel plans
- Ensure all projects are supported successfully
- Find and implement ways to improve photo tech support
- Work with Engineering and Special Ops teams to implement tools and infrastructure changes
- R&D new cameras and photography techniques to ensure the team is prepared with accurate processes and tools

Education & Experience
- Bachelor's or equivalent degree preferred
- 5+ years experience in a post-production environment

Additional Requirements

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Lead Photo Tech

Apple, Inc.
Cupertino, CA 95014

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