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Studio Manager

Central London

We are a small but growing publishing company based in Soho and are looking for an exceptional individual to manage a creative studio.

The right person will preferably have expertise in digital technology and have a good academic background.

This position requires you to be good at managing people and production processes.

It is important you have strong administrative skills and are also very organised.

A key part of this role will be the oversight of sales, distribution and production processes as well as managing a creative team.

The role will require you to manage an office of approximately 20 staff on various projects including: book publishing, book launches, managing content on an artist's website, art exhibitions, and video projects. The role will also involve managing other IT and book-keeping staff.

Duties will include:
-Managing staff to meet project deadlines.
-Personal Assistant duties
-Making decisions on specific tasks that need to be completed within these projects.
-Liaising with 1 other senior member of staff; taking direction on task's to be completed and feeding back staff and project updates.
-Doing staff reviews.
-Managing when payments are made; liaising closely with bookkeepers and accountants.
-Hiring staff.
-Approving staff holiday and managing time-sheets.

-Flexible in approach to work.
-Willingness to take direction from a more senior member but to also have confidence to manage staff on their own.
-Understand budgets and finance involved in each project.
-Strong academic background to apply to tasks in hand.
-Experience of managing 15-20 staff in a studio or production environment.

Someone fluent in German and English would be ideal but not essential.

Please only apply if you have the right academic background and experience .
We can only reply to people who we decide to meet for an interview.

This is a full-time, permanent position, and the hours will the 9am-6pm.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Full-Time Photographer’s Assistant

Based in Soho, London

We are looking for a Photographer's Assistant with a good knowledge of digital photography.

In this role you will be required to:
Source the right equipment needed for shoots.
Organise transportation of equipment.
Set-up equipment on the day and check it's functioning properly.
Organise the printing of photographs as required.
This will include liaising with printers to develop images.

The right person will be very flexible in their approach and prepared to do whatever is necessary to meet the needs of the photographer and ensure the shoots run smoothly.

You may also be required to assist our Photographic Archivist, from time-to-time, with cataloguing and optimising digital files.

Skills required:
A good knowledge of Photoshop and techniques of image enhancement.
Be organised and practical with good communication skills.
Knowledge of how to operate digital and film cameras and any equipment that could come with these such as: lenses, lighting, tripod, flash, and sound recorders.
Good attention to detail is also important.

This position is based in Soho, London with some travelling within Europe. Hours 9am-6pm. Remuneration is negotiable.

Please apply with your CV, a brief cover note and examples of your work to:


Central London
Salary dependent on experience

Packshot Factory is currently looking for a passionate Retoucher to join our team for maternity cover, with a possibility of a permanent position.

We are a photography and film studio producing advertising visual imagery. Our clients include many of the UK’s leading brands as well as top ad agencies. Within our studios we retouch a variety of work including packaging, electronic equipment, jewellery, beauty and fashion products, food and beverages so we are looking for a full time talented, all-round, mid weight Retoucher with at least 3 years’ of professional experience.

The ideal candidate will come from a fast paced retouching background and have strong technical skills. You will be able to manage your own retouch work flow, deal with clients independently and communicate with photographers and the production team.

To succeed in this role you will be required to achieve a set daily retouching target ensuring excellence in quality, quantity and consistency.

We are a small, friendly team, and when you join us, you'll become an integral part of our operation.


• Previous experience working within a retouching department


• High technical proficiency in all appropriate retouching software
• Strong knowledge of colour management and colour matching is essential
• Competency in building Actions and automated processes
• Multitasking and outstanding organisational skills

Please send your CV with samples of work to

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

Senior Lighting Operative

United Kingdom
Dependant on experience

Big Sky wish to recruit a Senior Lighting Operative to work within its busy and ever expanding Lighting Department.

The successful applicant will take an operations and shift management role helping to ensure the efficient running of the Big Sky lighting department.

The position will include dealing with clients and other departments to build quotes and jobs on the in-house software, leading a shift and managing operations staff as well as operational tasks, general administration and driving. Daily client support is a key part of this role both within the studio and on location.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is looking to build a career in this area who wishes to commit to an ambitious expanding company. Industry experience is essential preferably within a similar business or role. Candidate must be a confident driver with full clean UK driving licence. Please send CV and covering letter to

Lighting and Operations Assistant

United Kingdom
Dependant on Experience

Big Sky wish to recruit a Lighting and Operations Assistant to work within its busy and ever expanding Lighting Department.
Primarily the successful applicant will take an operations role helping to ensure the efficient running of the Big Sky lighting department. The position will include operations tasks, general administration, driving, as well as daily client support both within the studio and on location.

We are looking for a hard working and enthusiastic individual, who is able to work as part of a dynamic team to achieve the aims of the business. Excellent people skills, with the ability to deal with clients and stakeholders of business at all levels.

Knowledge of photographic lighting and equipment would be an advantage although full training would be given.
A confident driver with full clean UK Driving License is a must.

Please send CV and Covering Letter to

Digital Still Life Photographer

Soho/Covent Garden
Dependent on experience

Pixelate Imaging Ltd is looking for an experienced, digital still life photographer. The position is full time and permanent.
The successful candidate must be organised, self-motivated and fluent in Photoshop. The candidate will be expected to liaise with clients and work under pressure to tight deadlines.
The position consists of taking basic pack shots up to creative art directed shoots with a high level of retouching.

Please send CV and covering letter, with current salary to, The Studio Manager.
(no cold calling)

Booker / Producer

Clerkenwell, London
Commensurate with experience

Pearson Lyle Management are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated all rounder to join their busy, growing team as a full time Booker / Producer.

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years agency experience, top notch marketing knowledge, proven production skills and in depth understanding of the lifestyle sector.

Please email your CV and a covering letter by Friday 8th August to

Full & Part Time Studio Assistants Required

West London

Loft Studios requires full-time and freelance studio assistants to join our team. The successful applicant must enjoy the challenge of working in a busy studio environment, be self motivated, enthusiastic, outgoing, have excellent communication and organisational skills, be fully prepared to work hard, long hours and be able to keep a cool head in high pressure situations.
Tasks within this role will include: preparing breakfast and organising lunches for clients, liaising with photographers and their assistants, help to setup & breakdown lighting and grip equipment, cleaning studios, painting and maintaining studio`s on a daily basis.
This is a physically demanding role and you must be available to work weekends and some overtime. It`s a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in a busy studio environment, and suitable for those who wish to become a photographers assistant. Send CV`s with a covering letter and state wether you`re looking for full-time or freelance work.

Studio Manager / OUTPUT


OUTPUT is looking for an experienced Studio Manager with extensive experience managing a busy retouching and/or creative studio.

We are a retouching and post production studio catering to the fashion, photographic and advertising industries. We collaborate on high profile editorials and worldwide advertising campaigns.

Your role:

You’ll be responsible for managing a small team of retouchers whilst co-ordinating multiple ongoing projects and schedules, as well as manage the daily running of our studio. You’ll be hands on during all stages of post production from start to finish and the primary point of contact between our studio and our clients.

Ideally applicants will have the following:

· Highly organised, process driven and an excellent communicator.

· Experience managing creative and operational staff in high-pressure environment

· Deadline focused and competent under pressure

· Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Mac literate.

· A creative agency or image industry background is essential.

At least 2 years experience in a similar role within the industry is preferred. This is a full time position. 

Salary dependent on experience

No agencies please.

Post-Production Manager


Post-production manager required for in-house team of 10 retouchers to world-renowned photographer.

Industry-leading fashion & beauty clients and editorial work - equivalent industry experience is essential, actual retouching experience highly desirable.


Retoucher/Studio Assistant


We are looking for a Retoucher/General studio assistant to join our team.

We specialise in still life, high end fashion, advertising and editorial images and within our studio we retouch a variety of work. We are searching for a full-time enthusiastic retoucher with at least 2 years experience.

Although main role will be retouching, general studio duties will also be expected. This is a hands-on role with a small, highly professional and easy-going team based in Shoreditch.

Please email CV and portfolio.


United Kingdom

The Laundry Room London is a new and fast-growing retouching house based in N1 with an increasing client demand. We are looking for a creative Retoucher who is career-minded, a great team player, and who is passionate about photography and printing. We are a friendly team here at the studio, often sitting down to share a home cooked lunch together. You may even be lucky enough to join our internal table tennis league!

Available immediately, this post is initially a 3-month placement, however there is the opportunity of it becoming a full-time role for the right person. This is a great opportunity to produce high-end imagery for a broad range of exciting clients.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-4 years experience in retouching at a high level in a fast-paced environment and have proven ability in beauty, hair, compositing, reshaping and colour.

It is essential that you understand the nature of the various genres of work - Editorial, Fashion and Advertising and the relevant time frames and techniques that come with each project.

Essential qualities:

Excellent technical knowledge of Photoshop CS5/6
Excellent understanding of Capture One for file processing from RAW camera
Proficient in CMYK proofing
Good understanding of colour and confidence in compositing
Excellent communication skills
Good organisational skills and immaculate presentation of work
Great attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines where necessary
Desirable qualities:

Experience in project management and delegation
A proven desire to keep up to date with new technologies within the still retouching field
Proactive in their own development


United Kingdom
Dependent on experience

Hungry Tiger is one of the leading visual content studios in the UK – specialising in photography and video for the e-commerce industry particularly across the fashion and luxury sectors.

We are looking for experienced ecommerce photographers. There are both full time and full time freelance contracts available.
You must be fluent in Photoshop, have experience in liaising with clients and work under pressure to tight deadlines.
The role covers anything from taking basic pack shots moving up to creative shoots directed either by the client or our in-house creative team. High levels of retouching can be involved, please only apply if you are exceptionally confident in this field.

Apply with CV and portfolio, please only apply if you have ecommerce experience only.