Color Technician

Posted Date: Jul-27-2018

Job ID: 11489

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Marketing

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Kent Headquarters

What's cool about this job

The role of Color Technician contributes to REI’s success by ensuring published imagery meets REI’s technical, creative and brand standards. This is achieved by providing color correction to photographs that will be used in catalogs, store signage, corporate collateral, online, or any other form of published media. The successful Color Technician completes projects within given timelines, while modeling and acting in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creative retouching and color correction of images for use in publication, product pages and all REI digital properties
  • Follows creative and technical direction from Marketing partners
  • Assists in performing quality control on for retouching and color correction requests imagery that is published to all REI digital properties
  • Must be able to work independently and manage workflow effectively
  • Collaborates with various teams within the Media Studio and in Marketing to provide expert input and best practices for retouching and color correction requests
  • Ensure product photography is presented on REI digital properties with the customer experience as the top priority

Bring your passion and expertise


  • Minimum 5 years experience or equivalent training in a premedia or studio environment with an emphasis on image color correction, enhancement/retouching
  • Proven advanced-level skill set with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge
  • Proven ability to accurately prepare image and electronic files that meet artistic, technical and production requirements
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Acrobat and Illustrator
  • Demonstrates knowledge of state-of-the-art production methods and efficiencies
  • Demonstrates ability to receive color/art direction and effectively implement
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize workload in a multi-project environment through effective planning and organizational skills
  • Understanding of the use of metadata for storing and retrieving digital assets
  • Demonstrated attention to detail while handling large groups of image files
  • Ability to work flexible schedules
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations
  • Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change
  • Knowledge and understanding of photography, digital camera equipment, software and file formats
  • Basic understanding of taxonomies and keywording digital assets
  • Proficient in querying databases in order to retrieve assets and training others
  • Basic understanding of usage rights and the legal applications of digital asset management

Occasional travel may be required

Why you'll love it here

The REI Co-op is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 17 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. Since its founding in 1938, REI has worked to awaken a lifelong love for the outdoors, for all, through sustainable growth and reinvestment into the communities it serves. In 2017, nearly 70 percent of its profits went right back to the outdoor community, supporting employee retirement, helping fund trail work, returning dividends to its members and supporting nonprofits that get people into the outdoors. 

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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