• Freelance Photo/Merchandise Assistant

    Quad/GraphicsCoraopolis, PA 15108

    Job #857612469

  • Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We're all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.

    Quad is seeking a Freelance Photo/Merchandise Assistant to add to our studio dedicated to producing quality photography exclusively for Dick's Sporting Goods in Coraopolis, PA. The Photo/Merch Assistant will oversee the process and staff for accepting, receiving, storing, tracking and returning customer/client merchandise along with providing support to the Photographers, Stylists, Art Directors and Producers in a high-volume production photo studio environment.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Accepting, receiving, barcoding, tracking and updating in merchandise.

    • Organizing merchandise for photographer's sets.

    • Tracking, storing, and locating merchandise throughout the process.

    • Prepping, assembling, arranging merchandise and maintaining prop area merchandise.

    • Maintaining schedule for merchandise check-out and return based on shot logs and tracking sheets.

    • Returning, logging-out and shipping merchandise.

    • Working cooperatively with the Stylists and Merchandisers

    • Assisting photographers of hard line products, soft goods/apparel, people, products and room sets.

    • Reviewing and receiving specifications, instructions, and paperwork with Photographers

    • Maintaining photography equipment and studio environment

    • Assisting in processing and routing of images and projects from production through post production

    • Working with Studio Producer, Photographers and Stylists to insure deadlines are met

    • Reviewing equipment needs with Photographers

    • Maintaining, managing and updating merchandise and merchandise records.

    • Providing process and workflow feedback and participating in Continuous Improvement, improving workflows, processes and incorporating new technologies and procedures.

    • Attending reviews to discuss milestones, goals, volume and throughput.

    • Creating and implementing effective resolution and improvement plans.


    • A minimum of two years industry experience in a high-end, high-volume, production photography catalog, and advertising or commercial photography studio environment.

    • Working knowledge of merchandise management systems and database records

    • Knowledge of still photography techniques, principles, equipment, and lighting techniques for commercial photography

    • Ability to work as a team member in a creative group environment.

    • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office software: Outlook, Word and PowerPoint, with a high proficiency in Excel preferred.

    • Experience with CaptureOne (raw image capture software), Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Acrobat, In-Design, Illustrator, Final cut (Mac) and Adobe Premier

    • Working knowledge of styling techniques, skills, equipment and tools

    • Basic understanding of production photography workflows and scheduling.

    Additional Company Information

    We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

    Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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