Core Competencies for all Employees
Business Knowledge: Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions. All employees should use their best judgment when making decisions on behalf of C&T. For example, all employees are responsible for keeping their supervisor informed regarding key decisions that affect the company. These include, but are not limited to: budget discrepancies; schedule discrepancies (OT approval or negatively impacting other team members); non-standard issues (defined as not in employee job description; non-compliance with company policy (Ex. not working regularly scheduled hours).
Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Develops realistic action plans.
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity: Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. For example, every employee is responsible for meeting his/her assigned task deadlines, including scheduled start and finish dates.
Initiative: Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
C&T Publishing has an opening for an in-house Photographer/Videographer based in our Concord, CA office. (This is not a remote position.) Please submit a resume and portfolio link.
The Photographer/Videographer’s primary responsibilities are to maintain our in-house photography/videography studio, style and shoot lifestyle photography, and shoot and edit video tutorials while adhering to company brand and profitability standards.
- Participates in Book Concept Meetings during the early stages of book development and Video Planning meetings. As well as collaborating with the book team and authors, the Photographer is expected to contribute to developing mood boards and photo concepts for books.
- Photographs lifestyle imagery for books, and for our marketing department and social media channels.
- Scouts for locations and props for lifestyle photography.
- Responsible for photo editing, processing, retouching, and color correcting all shots taken in-house, as well as keeping the studio current with the latest technology and efficient processes.
- Coaches authors on taking their own photography when necessary, as well as prepping any imagery submitted by freelance photographers or authors.
- Contracts with freelance photographers as necessary.
- Works with marketing team to concept, shoot and edit video tutorials for in-house and off-site productions for our YouTube channel.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and ready to contribute ideas and solutions
to every project. S/he will be able to manage multiple photography and video projects, meet deadlines and communicate well with both in-house and freelance team members. S/he will find ways to improve efficiency for the position while maintaining photo quality. S/he will thrive working
in a self-directed manner while still being an excellent team member.
Minimum 3 years of photography background. Experience in a studio environment is a plus.
The candidate must have a clean DMV record, ability to drive a cargo van, and ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. and be able to setup/tear down lighting, backgrounds, props, and other equipment.
Macintosh and Canon work environment. Expert in studio and natural lighting situations, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera RAW, and strong working knowledge of Adobe Bridge. Also must have a strong working knowledge of video editing programs Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe After Effects.
C&T Publishing is an equal opportunity employer.
Starting rate of $35,600 annual salary. We offer medical, vision and dental plans, 401K, sick days, holidays and vacation days, casual dress code, and a friendly, team-oriented environment.
Photo Stylists and Photoshoot Locations Wanted
Our company is actively looking for new locations for photoshoots for our Stash Books imprint titles. These are how-to books featuring quilts and soft crafts (purses and other accessories, home accessories, etc.) and in design they are stylish and modern. We photograph the projects with lifestyle photography similar to what you see in Pottery Barn catalogs. We've used retro kitchens, beach houses, modern industrial lofts, spanish style interiors, and more country/homey looks.
Location Hosts will be compensated $50 to $200 depending on the length of the photoshoot and will get two copies of the book.
We're also looking for new Photo Stylists for our shoots who might have a fresh aesthetic.
As a group, our Stash Books imprint is selling tremendously well in the conventional book trade (Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc.) and is proving to be popular to the international market, as well. Titles have been translated into Finish, German, and Italian so far.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you'd like to join the fun and host a shoot or help with styling, please send an email/snapshots to: photo at ctpub dot com
C&T is in need of an intern from any of the following fields of study:
- marketing or general business
- creative writing, journalism
- public relations
- computer studies, database, excel
- website design, web 2.0, graphics
- arts & crafts design
We offer a great and educational atmosphere for students to learn the ins and outs of the publishing world. Please email your resume to lynnm at ctpub dot com.