Retoucher (e-Commerce)


Position: Retoucher (e-Commerce)

Start Date: ASAP

Job Type: Freelance

Schedule: Flexible

Amount of Hours Per Week: 10 to 20+

Compensation: Starts at $17 per hour (unpaid 1-hour lunch)

Payment Guidelines: Invoice the studio once a week.

Payment Terms: Net 30, i.e., invoices, are paid out after 30 days from receiving it.

Probation/Training Period *PTP: 3 months/60 days i.e. 480 logged hours. Upon completion of the *PTP, an increase in hourly compensation will be up for review and based on the overall work performance/evaluation score conducted by Studio Management.

Studio Cody Caissie – one of Montreal’s top-rated e-Commerce Product Photography studios celebrating 10+ years in business; is searching for freelance photo editors/retouchers who specialize in the eCommerce industry.

We are a young and dynamic team working for amazing clients like Giant Tiger, Dormez-Vous, NewLook Eyewear, and many more. On any given day, we’ll be retouching jewelry, cosmetics, apparel on and off-model, and so much more.

We are a Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm operation, based and working out of the old Cadbury Factory located in the Plateau, Montreal; however soon to be moving to Chabanel / Saint-Laurent in July 2021.

To learn more about the company by visiting our About page.

The position is Freelance/On-Call, which over time, may lead to full-time employment.

Over-All Mandate:

Retouchers must be reliable, friendly, cheerful with staff and clients, and have the skillsets to balance/navigate through a busy/high-volume workload while being organized and, above all, desire to learn and become a part of the team.


  • Arriving at the studio or work from home at the time indicated or 15min earlier.
  • Dress and maintain a professional appearance while in the studio.
  • Follow and respect studio guidelines, including safety procedures.
  • Edit photos in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop by following the instructions provided and completing the assigned projects deligated out by the Lead Retoucher while meeting all deadlines.
  • Provide essential Photoshop processing, i.e., cropping, centring of subjects, removing dust + scratches + strings and any other unwanted elements, etc. *no backgrounds will need to be removed.


  • Lives in Montreal, Quebec.
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Upbeat and fun personality.
  • Keen interest in product e-Commerce photography.
  • Knowledge/experience in working w/ Mac iOS Computers (PBS “provided by the studio”), or if working from home, you must use your equipment.
  • Knowledge/experience in working w/ Adobe Lightroom (PBS)
  • Knowledge/experience in working w/ Adobe Photoshop (PBS)
  • Capacity to follow studio guidelines/procedures to ensure we match the client’s brief/expectations.
  • Must be flexible working past 5 pm 
  • Be a quick learner who can pick up new processes/workflows and technology quickly.


  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational/problem-solving skills
  • Be able to collaborate as a team player as well as work autonomously
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Capacity to work within a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task


  • Be part of a reputable/growing company while gaining experience working with various projects involving product e-Commerce subjects, i.e., jewelry, footwear, homeware, etc.
  • Working alongside a young team of diverse individuals who are learning their craft while under the guidance of the Founder & Director of Photography Cody Caissie.
  • Moving between departments within the company, i.e., working in Quality Control, Sample Management and or the Photography studios.
  • As the company grows and experience is gained, this position and others can lead to permanent employment.

COVID-19 considerations:

We follow all provincial required guidelines while providing masks and gloves for all freelancers, employees, and clients who visit while having hand sanitizer throughout the studio.

This Job Is:

  • An excellent opportunity for recent graduates from Photography/Retouching School and or programs.
  • A job for freelancers looking for 10, 20, 30+ hours per week, if not more.
  • A role for which in-experienced candidates are encouraged to apply but must have a keen interest in Product e-Commerce retouching.
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past six months or more.
  • An excellent job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education.
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma but excel at what we need.


Work Remotely: Yes; however, training/onboarding is done in-studio under the direction and supervision of the team during the probation period. Based on performance, working from home is optional.

How To Apply:

To apply for this position, please use the form provided and a member of our management team will reach out to you when/if interested in scheduling an interview.

Applicants who submit through our website, i.e., our form, only will be considered.

No Phone Calls, No e-Emails, and No Walk-Ins.

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