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Rent The Runway // designer dresses & accessories rental
New York City (Rent the Runway HQ)    Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019
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About Rent the Runway:

Rent the Runway is transforming the way modern women get dressed & disrupting the $2.4 trillion global fashion industry by enabling women to rent, versus buy, clothing. Founded in 2009 with a vision to build the worlds first living closet, RTR believes that women everywhere will soon have a subscription to fashion. Weve pioneered a new industry by transforming the traditional model of clothing consumption, making apparel rental an indispensable utility while also powering women to feel their best every day. RTR offers apparel, accessories & home decor from over 650 designer partners & has built in-house proprietary technology & a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO & Co-Founder Jennifer Hymans leadership, Rent the Runway has been named to CNBCs Disruptor 50 five times in ten years, & has been placed on Fast Companys Most Innovative Companies list multiple times. RTR has five retail stores of the future, 11 million community members & employs nearly 1,800 people, all of whom have equal benefits across the organization, 93% of whom are female and/or non-white, with 80% of leaders who are women.

About the Job:

Rent the Runway is looking for a Freelance Retoucher to work closely with a team of Art Directors, Stylists, & Retouchers to produce high-quality imagery in a high volume, fast-paced work environment. This role will require the Retoucher to retouch, crop & upload all digital assets for Rent the Runway, including on-figure, on-form, still life & editorial imagery. The candidate should display strong Photoshop skills including high-end skin retouching techniques & acute color correcting ability. Candidate must have strong communication skills, be self-motivated & enthusiastic. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of retouching experience in an e-commerce and/ or luxury photo studio environment. Candidates must submit a portfolio along with a resume to be considered & must have demonstrated fashion experience & passion.

Website must be included at the top of the cover letter & resume. Applicants without an online portfolio will not be considered.

What Youll Do:

  • Responsible for maintaining high quality while executing a high volume of images under very tight deadlines.
  • Able to interpret creative direction & collaborate with Art Direction & Director, Photography & Retouching & apply to final product in accordance with established style guides.
  • Adhere to post-production retouching process & resizing requirements, including photo mark-ups & web-ready deliveries.
  • Has a good eye for color, understanding of retouching language, & compositing techniques for editorial imagery.
  • Perform quality assurance on all images, including ensuring color consistency across all images per project.
  • Name & maintain digital asset organization.

About You:

  • 5+ years retouching experience with a portfolio focused on beauty & fashion product, still life, skin & hair
  • Bachelors degree in photography or combined 4 years of experience in a studio environment.
  • Strong desire to contribute in a highly collaborative environment & promote the collective output of the studio team with positivity & a passionate work ethic.
  • High technical proficiency in Mac OS X, Photoshop, & Wacom pen tablet
  • Previous experience working in a digital photo studio
  • Proven ability to work efficiently & produce a high volume of retouched images
  • Proven ability to work to strict deadlines in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Hands-on knowledge of color theory & color management working within sRGB web & CMYK spaces.
  • Proficient in Capture One Pro, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat & Mac computers.
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