Art Buyers

What is an art buyer?

Essential knowledge for professional photographers!

definition: Individual knowledgeable in the various forms of photographic and illustrative technique who functions as the art purchasing representative for an advertising agency or commercial art studio. He or she must be knowledgeable about available talent and capable of making the necessary business arrangements with model agencies, photographers, illustrators, photo labs, and the like. The art buyer must work in close association with the art director of an art agency or studio.

or in other words, the person who will commission a photographer to produce a commercial.

to read a great interview with an art buyer click on this link from APE or http://www.aphotoeditor.com/

throughly recommended reading for photographers!

Check out this job description: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/med/1113451718.html

Art Buyer (Sausalito, CA)


Reply to: jobs@bssp.com [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-04-08, 2:26PM PDT

 

Butler, Shine, Stern, & Partners (www.bssp.com) is looking for an outstanding Art Buyer to join our team and support one of our largest clients. This is full-time opportunity to work on-site at BSSP’s digs, working in collaboration with a team of industry leaders who are dead-set on being innovative and having a good time doing it. We have clients in industries ranging from Automotive, Technology, Financial, Youth Culture/Apparel and Video Games.  

BSSP is a full service advertising agency located in Sausalito, about 10 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. Our environment is fun and intellectual. BSSP’s office is an awesome, dog friendly environment that reflects our culture of creativity and groundbreaking creative work. We are 120+ people strong and growing. 

Responsibilities: 
•Work closely with creative teams to produce ad campaigns according to approved Media Buys. Create production schedules for ads and photo shoots capturing key dates to projects on time. 
•Estimates fees and expenses for photo shoots and the purchase of artwork. 
•Triple bids all services when required. 
•Create client estimates and revise them as necessary when the scope of the work changes. 
•Negotiate costs and terns with stock houses and photographers according to a job’s specific budget. 
•Coordinates, selects, and recommends talent portfolios. 
•Negotiates and produces written models and property releases. 
•Recognizes possible legal pitfalls and guards agency/client against them, particularly copyright issues. 
•Generates purchase orders for all services procured. 
•Solid knowledge of the print production process. 
•Solid photo coordination skills and basic knowledge of copyright laws. 
•Must be highly organized and detail oriented. 
•Ability to interact effectively with personnel at all levels and in all departments. 
•Maintain a high level of confidentiality, display imitative and exercise good judgment. 
Requirements: 
•Solid knowledge of the print production process. 
•Solid photo coordination skills and basic knowledge of copyright laws. 
•Must be highly organized and detail oriented. 
•Ability to interact effectively with personnel at all levels and in all apartments. 
•Maintain a high level of confidentiality, display imitative and exercise good judgment. 
•Ability to exhibit good crisis management skills, ability to prioritize in a hectic situation and communicate problems and/or solutions fast and efficiently to all employees. 
•Excellent writing and oral communications skills. Posses an aptitude for multitasking. 
•Car photography experience and knowledge a must. 
Qualifications: 
•5 years minimum experience with producing ad campaigns and art buying. Proficient in MS Word and Excel and have a working knowledge of Photoshop, In Design and Illustrator. 

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