JOB: Aurora Production Manager

Aurora Photos Production Manager

Work with some of the best photography in the world!
Aurora Photos, an independent international photo agency located in Portland, Maine, seeks a motivated, energetic, detail oriented individual to join the Aurora team and manage our digital workflow and photographic submissions process. This is a hands-on position, requiring the individual to immerse themselves in our workflow process.


  • Play a lead role in managing image supplier and distributor relationships
  • Process and track photographer and supplier agency submissions
  • Communicate with photographers
  • Develop new workflow procedure and policy
  • Update captions, keywords and other metadata
  • Distribute Aurora materials to image partners
  • Manage back end systems for asset and content management for agency website,
  • Provide technical assistance to sales team for image delivery

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree; strong management and leadership skills.
  • At least 2 years of digital media industry / digital asset management experience.
  • Must understand the commercial stock and editorial photography marketplace and the conduct of business, with client, photographer and employee relations.
  • Must be a team player, who has the ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Must be able to multitask and handle multiple projects simultaneously from inception to completion.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and experience working with photographers and managing photographer relationships.
  • Understand the fundamentals of a developing business whose website is both its number one sales and marketing tool and where the digital process and work flow is the sole foundation.
  • A basic understanding of intellectual property rights issues as they apply to the licensing of content.
  • A passion and respect for photography.

Required Skills:

  • Experience with Macintosh OS
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel or Numbers
  • Advanced Photoshop retouching skills and knowledge of image formatting, color profiles, and file formats
  • Experience working with asset management programs such as Photomechanic or Adobe Bridge
  • Knowledge of IPTC and metadata standards
  • Familiarity with Filemaker Pro, MYSQL or other database experience a plus

THIS IS A FULL TIME, SALARIED POSITION WITH BENEFITS. START DATE: IMMEDIATELY. Position is located in Portland, Maine. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send a letter of introduction, resume and references to Karl Schatz,


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