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Art Buyer

Company: Callisto Media
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

About UsCallisto is a Tech-Media company that leverages billions of data points to discover what people are looking for and then create compelling content experiences that can transform lives. We apply this technology to the publishing space and have become the 5th largest non-fiction publisher in the world. Over time, it is our ambition to bring this predictive demand tech to other content markets to revolutionize how content is originated and created. We are unique because our foundation and focus are on the consumer- from mainstream populations to groups that traditional companies believe are too small or economically unfeasible to address. The Art Buyer reports to the Sr. Manager of Art & Design Operations and will help streamline,consolidate and centralize external art and design resources, manage schedules and define processes, aswell as forecast and help build for future capacity and program needs. Additional responsibilities includeday to day operations for rights clearance and usage, budget reconciliation, and vendor contractmanagement. The Art Buyer engages directly with cross-departmental partners, creative leadership andvendors to support production and new initiatives.The ideal candidate has proven experience as a creative problem solver, including workingcollaboratively in a fast-paced work environment, mentoring new staff, and optimizing performance andproductivity as the organization scales. Expert skills in communication and attention to detail, as well asan established track record in collaborating successfully with in-house Art/Design, Editorial, Sales, andMarketing teams are key.Responsibilities---Research, manage and maintain external art and design resources, including but not limited tophotographers, illustrators, retouchers, stock art sources and freelance designers with a focus oncost savings and offshore options---Streamline, centralize and consolidate vendor and resource processes to increase internal capacityand program efficiency---Vendor scheduling; primarily photography and freelance design services---Point person for rights and usage---Work with Senior Manager of Asset Management to audit art assets on the DAM---Manage internal rights clearance requests---Onboard and setup new vendors---Cultivate creative resource support with a service mindsetQualifications---At least 5 years art production experience in a high-volume creative environment---Expertise in developing rigorous, process-oriented art and production workflows---Proven expertise acquiring and cultivating photography, illustration, retouching, studio, and artresearch resources---Proven expertise negotiating favorable pricing and licensing terms for photography andillustration---Superior cost and resource management skills---Superior organizational skills with the ability to effectively multi-task, prioritize, and meet tightdeadlines---Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with great attention to detail---Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills---Adaptability in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment---Bachelor's degree preferred---Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop; familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign---Bachelor's degree in Photography or Fine Art, or equivalent education and experienceJoin us! We are a team where data drives our decisions. Where culture matters. We put our customers firstand they embody our core values. We're entrepreneurial and focused in our approach. We challenge eachemployee to experiment and drive results while feeling empowered to do their best work each and everyday.Please submit a resume, digital samples of your work or your online portfolio, salary expectations, and acover letter describing why you are an ideal candidate.Callisto Media offers a competitive salary, full benefits, 401K, stock options, and a friendly workingenvironment. This is a full-time, onsite position at our office in Emeryville, California or New York, NewYork.Flourish at CallistoAt Callisto, you're surrounded by smart, open-minded, critical thinkers in a hypergrowth environment with significant challenges every day. You're part of a group that's united by a single transformative idea: make the world better. We believe everyone has a superpower in a universe of unique talent. Diversity is how we unleash people's talent and superpowers. Callisto recognizes an obligation to foster a safe and inclusive workplace where talent can grow and be recognized for their individuality and contributions. We strive to provide opportunities for skills development and growth based on contributions, accomplishments, and the embodiment of core values. Join us! Where data drives our decisions. Where we're entrepreneurial and focused. Where we put our customers first. Where culture matters. Where idea-loving, impact-making, life-improving, never-stopping disruptors work. And play.Vaccination is a condition of employment unless there is a legally protected reason for accommodation, in accordance with Callisto Media's duty to provide a workplace free of known hazards and safeguard our employees, their families, the community at large.Benefits and Wellness- 100% company-paid health, dental and vision plans for you and your family- Flexible Time Off- Generous parental leave- Life and disability insurance- Employee assistance programs- Employee referral programGet Growing- Trailblazing company growing +100% each year-the perfect place to jumpstart your career- Opportunities for professional enrichment and growth- Competitive salaries and equity compensation, including 401K planDiversity & InclusionCorporate Diversity EthosDiversity is the engine that drives everything we do! Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI) is who we are, why we connect, and how we learn. We intend to ensure DEI is woven into the fabric of everything we do. We believe that an intentional focus on DEI activates the authenticity of our people, activating their innate superpowers and making way for innovation and creativity. Simply put, our goal is to create, build, and sustain a safe space where our people can be themselves and create from a place of authenticity.Employee-led Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) Affinity Group MissionOur mission is to cultivate an engaged and inclusive culture within the community of Callisto employees and our larger Callisto universe, including our readers, contributors, and geographic regions. To achieve this mission, we focus on educating individuals and influencing those who develop Callisto's policies. In doing so, we aim to attract and retain a diverse staff who can accurately and appropriately serve a diverse range of needs through our products and feel supported in their work.

Keywords: Callisto Media, Oakland , Art Buyer, Accounting, Auditing , Oakland, California

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