Role Summary/Purpose:

Imaging Technician:

Responsible for processing and naming all digital files, both photography and design, for later ingestion into digital archive. This position is for the department's night shift.

Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday; 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a daily lunch break of 1 hour. Flexibility with regards to hours and the ability to work overtime may be required with short notice.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Review, prepare, and upload assorted marketing images, artwork and documents
  • Make color, exposure, white balance and other corrections to RAW files provided
  • Perform basic pre-press procedures using Quark, Adobe, and other Graphics Applications
  • Create color-accurate JPG previews of all files.
  • Rename incoming assets according to Universal’s naming conventions
  • Re-link all renamed Quark support elements
  • Convert RAW files from all camera manufacturers (NEF, CRW, CR2, Phase One) to appropriate file formats for re-use (JPG, TIF, DNG)
  • Using supplied job ticket information, provide required metadata for all assets prepared by Digital Assets Department.
  • Operate scanning equipment
  • Maintain accurate records of work time and time required for each project.
  • Check all assets according to department Q/A procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in using most current version of the following applications: PhotoShop, Bridge, Lightroom, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, and Freehand.

  • Experience with current Windows and Apple Macintosh computers, operating systems and software.

  • Proficiency in word processing, data entry, and database operation.

  • 1-2 years of experience working in a pre-press environment.

  • Understanding of art design, finishing, separation, pre-press, proofing and printing processes, including trapping and touchplate information.

  • Understanding of photography, layout, and mechanical file formats.
  • Understanding of color theory and proper handling of photographic materials

  • Comfort with computers and willingness to adapt to changing technologies.

  • Experience digitizing, handling, and preparing photographic images.
  • Experience operating flatbed and 35mm film scanners.

  • Maintain job logs and develop and/or contribute to progress reports.

  • Flexibility with regard to hours required.

  • Ability to work overtime.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work at the station in Universal City.

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

Desired Characteristics

  • Good communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail, especially visual information.
  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and security.

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment.

  • Ability to discern issues requiring independent action from those that should be brought to management.

Job ID: 64798BR

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