Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Photography Studio Manager is responsible for all photographic projects flowing through the studio and external vendors. This position will maximize the studio capacity, implement imaging solutions (on time and within budget), drive continuous improvement, scale production to meet high volumes and drive greater efficiencies while ensuring high quality, on-brand photography for our clients. As the face of the studio, this position will build strong relationships with the Operational, Creative and Digital Teams as well as a variety of external vendors and agencies.
This fantastic role will give you exposure to the excitement and challenges of growing a business, and enable you to grow with it. You will gain great experience in many of the ways of the world is evolving to: remote working, flexible resourcing, cloud computing, e-commerce and new media.
SKUvantage is Australia's leading product content agency. Our service significantly improves e-commerce performance for our clients by delivering excellent digital product content and photography to retailers and suppliers. We have hundreds of clients from high-end fashion to liquor brands and are growing rapidly year on year. We provide a unique, stress-free service for our clients and pride ourselves on quality and efficiency.
The role of the Photo Studio Manager is to manage the studio operations and relationships with clients to deliver high-quality work, in a profitable and timely manner.
The key duties of the role:
Delivering client projects on time and to the brief
Maintain high client satisfaction through appropriate and ongoing communication
Profitable sales without compromising quality and performance
Operate the studio effectively
The studio is suitably organised and operated for efficiency
Make sure the studio has the necessary equipment and deal with suppliers appropriately
Ensure team members have a safe working environment
Recruit and manage team members
Manage a calendar of all work flowing through the studio
Ensure work and priorities across team members are balanced and managed
Support continuous learning and improvement in the team
Contribute to the strategic growth plans of the business
The studio manager is an important role in growing SKUvantage. You will be required to positively contribute to the strategic development of the business
You will also contribute in a positive way to the team dynamic, and operational and business development strategy
Drive Profitable Sales:
Develop sales & marketing plans
Respond to sales enquiries promptly and effectively with appropriate follow-up
Manage costs effectively across contractors and external service providers
Manage consumable and capital expenditure costs to support the operation of the studio
Our ideal candidate:
We pride ourselves on the culture we have built at SKUvantage and the quality of our team. This key role requires that you will be in a similar mould... a positive, motivated individual that enjoys working in a team without ego.
Key qualities include:
Professional experience in a commercial photography studio
Accustomed to the high-intensity level of an e-commerce studio environment
Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
Good written and oral communication with team and clients
Highly conscientious and a passion for quality
Well organised and unflappable
Personable and an ability to get on with a diversity of people
Enjoy learning and keen on developing yourself and your role
Mature, professional, self-reliant, confident and positive
briefs and coordinate the ongoing production and delivery of materials and
assets for promotional, marketing and publicity materials to the networks,
external creative agencies, merchandising company and other stakeholders.
the Director and stakeholders on articulation of the briefs dictating the
ongoing requests and needs of music, promotional, marketing and publicity
the approval process necessary promotional, marketing and publicity materials with
the Director and stakeholders.
the costing and manage the budgets for internal and external resources needed
to create and deliver assets for publicity and promotional materials.
contracting, costing and manage the budgets for internal and external resources
needed to create and deliver assets for promotional, marketing and publicity
and manage the ongoing production creation of online content for websites and
social media related to the various productions brands.
the creation and drive engaging social media content including blog posts,
videos, graphics and assets for various social media.
Seek new opportunities to enhance the
company presence online. Articulate the company’s visual content and brand
identity across all online and offline assets.
all website content is up to date, correct and maintained in accordance with
Report directly to the Director.
Work closely and liaise
with series production management team to assign and coordinate appropriate budgets,
schedules, manpower, legal and HR paperwork..
Directly manage the costing and budgets, resources for
completion of assets and materials for the various promotional, publicity and
Supervise personnel and facilitate the communication of the work done by crew, freelancers
and sub contractors assigned to create and deliver various promotional and marketing deliverables.
Hands on experience, and ability to create briefs, flyers, promos,
reports and related documentation.
Excellent communication and
copy writing skills.
Sound understanding of
Video/Audio processes and delivery formats
Accomplished Adobe Creative
Suite, Avid or Premier, MS Office skills
Experienced with print
processes, merchandising and publicity.
Experienced web and social
media content creation and strategies
FT Position located in Artarmon, Sydney.
Remuneration to be negotiated upon experience.
Are you studying, recently graduated or an experienced studio assistant who is motivated, organised, creative and looking to gain experience in the events industry? Then we’ve got the perfect gig for you!
At AV1, we create inspired work for a diverse range of corporate clients, from 2D animation to full edits for both internal display and live event productions. Our client base includes law firms, automotive, finance, telecommunications, IT, medical and much more.
You will work as part of a fun and collaborative team working closely with the Art Director and Media Production Manager to assist with the smooth running of the creative studio.
You will be required to maintain studio equipment, edit small media jobs, ingest footage, manage file storage, assist on film shoots and much more.
You will have:
Current, relevant industry knowledge
Good organisational, communication & interpersonal skills
Absolute attention to detail
Advanced computer skills
The ability to work autonomously and in a team
Experience with the following is essential:
Adobe Premiere (intermediate level)
Adobe suite (basic knowledge)
Macintosh operating system and related software
Technical skills with camera, lighting, sound & editing
We will provide:
Competitive hourly rate
Flexibility with hours
An experienced project manager to support you in your role
Brand new office space in Waterloo
Great team and fun office environment
Please note, you must be able to advise your availability in advance.