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Job Title:  Photo Production Specialist

Department:  Network Operations
Location: 

Englewood, CO, US, 80112

Summary of Position

The Photo Production Specialist is responsible for the procurement, organization and management of digital photography and marketing assets for Starz Originals productions and utilized by various departments for distribution and promotion in multiple domestic and international media and marketing channels. The incumbent will need to operate in a fast paced, intensive production environment, maintaining large volumes of photo assets from international and domestic photography shoots and managed selected and finished content.

Responsibilities

  • Track, acquire and catalog photo assets from multiple delivery methods, including application of copyright, production and content metadata. Upload content into available digital asset management systems (DAMs). Collaborate on multiple tasks at various stages in the digital asset workflow. Work across multiple productions and projects, and large volumes of data/content while prioritizing and managing time and resources
  • Monitor production and photo shoot schedules. Store and maintain photo-related show information in internal team knowledge base. Research and analyze episode scripts and one-liners from our Starz Originals Series and develop keyword lists for assigned shows to enhance the searchability and filtering of specific content needs
  • Track and record talent, publicity, marketing approvals, and exclusivities. Route approved assets to multiple departments throughout the show’s marketing campaign
  • Track and fulfill image requests and centralize finished assets for multiple media use. Perform digital imaging duties including, resizing, and cropping, based on outlined specifications from requestors
  • Interact and coordinate operational support with Creative Directors, Art Directors, Designers, Digital Artists and Photo Editors at various stages of the photo process
  • Effectively utilize and support various digital asset management systems, image-editing software and metadata tagging tools to drive image asset management workflows. Engage and contribute process documentation, data analyses, and operational workflow improvements. Perform system acceptance testing as needed
  • Support the Photo Operations team in other business processes during peak programming and production cycles

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; minimum of 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education/experience. Previous background in the entertainment industry, or conventional/digital photography background a plus, with emphasis on content information retrieval
  • Beginner to intermediate knowledge of using creative tools such as Adobe Bridge and Photoshop. Experience in working with image-editing and RAW conversion software, such as Capture One Pro or Adobe Lightroom and converting RAW-formatted files into processed derivatives a plus
  • Previous background working with content management (CMS), digital asset management (DAM) systems, and task management/project management tools 
  • Ability to work independently with applied direction and minimal supervision

Nice to Haves

  • Must be able to adapt to business changes and reprioritize work as needed
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Consistent demonstration of growth in skills and knowledge of practice areas

About the Company

Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

Business Unit Overview

Starz
With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7.500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.
 
Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a “best of global SVOD” content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.  

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Annual discretionary bonus and merit increase
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

Compensation

$52,800 – $63,400

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.


Nearest Major Market: Denver