Photography Production Assistant


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending on experience

Closing Date

25/12/2019 12:00

About the Role

We’re looking for a Photography Production Assistant to join the Marketing team here at Matalan Head Office.

As the Photography Production Assistant you will oversee and manage the co-ordination of samples and support the Photography Production Manager with the planning and coordinating of photography and online image requirements.

  • Ensure the sample ordering and delivery is in line with the critical path deadlines. 
  • Participate in strategy meetings to understand range direction and customer requirements. 
  • Manage the sampling process from preparing weekly chasers, to reviewing, and reporting on development progress. 
  • Document and maintain a tracking system of samples.
  • Receive new samples into the eCommerce inventory and prepare samples for studio.
  • Act as the expert on all samples for allocated division.
  • Produce Shoot Packs for photo shoots when required.
  • Liaise with Buying & Merchandising teams on samples for eCommerce and wider marketing shoots.
  • Approval of eCommerce imagery in line with the Ecommerce photography style guides.
  • Liaise with the internal / external creative studio to help brief any post production work. (repro)
  • Liaise with the Ecommerce trading team to effective online processes.
  • Ensure photography assets are maximised and each online product has the required correct images attached to maximise product sales and enhance customer journey.
  • Work with our external production company to ensure that all photo shoot requirements are communicated and well executed.
  • Support with competitor reviews of online photography and the execution of style guides changes for Ecommerce photography.
  • Renaming online product imagery to correct product codes to ensure the correct image is pulling through to the website.

About You

  • Commercial experience
  • Administratively very strong, organised with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, presentation & negotiation skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills - particularly Excel.
  • Creative thinking with a strong attention to detail.
  • Proactive, ability to prioritise and work well under pressure with good common sense.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic with the ability to deliver solutions.
  • High degree of personal drive and the desire for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work as part of a large commercial team and deliver today while innovating the future.
  • Experience of the administration & production process preferred but not essential.
  • Fashion and styling experience preferred and Knitwear, yarn or fabric knowledge would be ideal but not essential.

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.

Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.



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Photography Production Manager
Photography Production Assistant