Balsam International

Photo Editor Specialist – Manila, PH

Balsam Brands
October 13, 2021
Balsam International

Photo Editor Specialist – Manila, PH

Balsam Brands
October 13, 2021

Company Description

Balsam Brands is a multi-brand e-Commerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. Based in Silicon Valley, the company operates market-leading website such as We strive for excellence in everything we do and have been honored to receive the following awards as a result:

  • Forbes: America’s Best Small Companies (2016)
  • Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • San Francisco Business Times: Fast 100 – Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal: 75 Fastest Growing Private Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

The company’s outward focus on building trusted consumer brands along with its internal focus on excellence and being a great place to work have propelled it to consistent, rapid growth.

Balsam International is our Regional Operating Headquarters in the Philippines functioning remotely with a team of hard-working, passionate professionals who contribute significantly to the company’s success. The team in the Philippines enjoy full employee benefits including mandatories (SSS, PAG-IBIG, PhilHealth), 13th month pay, healthcare coverage +2 dependents, internet subsidy (after regularization), continuous learning benefits, access to counseling sessions, paid time off including volunteer days and holiday breaks. The meal subsidies, company trips and other perks are just cherry on top of the work-from-home setup.

Job Description

Balsam International is looking for a proactive Photography Editor Specialist to join our growing eCommerce company. This position will be an integral role in our growing media team. You will be assisting in on-going retouching projects and digital asset management and workflow. You will help to maintain a high level of quality across all digital and print photography assets. 

What you’ll be doing:

Ensure the highest-quality product photography on all of our eCommerce websites by:

  • Retouching photography assets for Digital and Print needs which include complex digital  compositing, color correcting, liquifying, etc. 
  • Work with the Digital Asset Coordinator and Media Team on maintaining a fast-paced and strict retouching schedule to keep digital asset delivery on time
  • Assist in organizational needs which include inputting metadata/keywords, working within templates, specific cropping, resizing, and exporting for cross-functional sharing
  • Uploading imagery to the digital asset management tool, including inputting metadata and tagging information. With time, should be able to troubleshoot missing/incorrect website imagery

What you bring to the table: 

**Please submit cover letter, resume, and portfolio. Your portfolio should include ‘before and after’ retouching examples of product.**

  • 2-4 years of photo retouching experience
  • Must be experienced with Photoshop and Lightroom Classic
  • Excellent communication skills to work with a variety of people from creatives to production teams
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to organize a large amount of incoming and outgoing digital files, and ability to multi-task
  • Prior experience with lifestyle/in-environment product photography desired


Our corporate offices are based in Northern California with a Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) in the Philippines. The Photography Editor Specialist is a remote working position for Balsam International Unlimited Philippine ROHQ in Manila. Team members in the Philippines are ideally located within easy driving distance to Metro Manila for occasional team meetings and trainings. They have a great working environment at home with at least 5MBPS internet connection speed. Company executives visit the Philippines regularly so team members attend in-person meetings from time to time.

Our must-haves:

  • Must live within Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan or certain parts of Laguna only (Biñan, Cabuyao, Calamba, Los Baños, San Pedro and Santa Rosa)
  • Must be willing to join occasional in-person meetings
  • Must have a dedicated, functional laptop that meets the following specifications:

For Windows users:

  • OS Windows 10 – 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or better
  • RAM/Memory: 16GB or higher
  • Hard Drive: 500GB or higher

For MAC users:

  • Processor: 2GHz Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3
  • Start-up Disk Macintosh HD
  • Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536MB


  • Must have access to a back-up laptop or desktop for use, if primary laptop encounters issues
  • Must have a fast, reliable DSL, Fiber or Broadband connection (not mobile or broadband stick) as the primary internet connection with a minimum actual speed of 10MBPS
  • Must have a back-up internet connection of the same speed, if primary connection becomes spotty
  • Must have licensed MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) including Outlook.
  • Must have Adobe Creative Cloud

Note: An online assessment will also be part of the recruitment process

Status: Full Time

Benefits & Perks:

  • Government-mandated Benefits:
    • SSS, Pag-ibig, Philhealth
    • 13th Month Pay
    • Leaves (Maternity, Paternity, Solo Parent Leave, and Special Leave for Women)
  • Paid Time Off  
  • Monthly Internet Subsidy
  • Shutdown Week
  • Healthcare Coverage with Accident and Death Insurance (+2 dependents)
  • Continuous Learning and Professional Development Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program (Mental Health Support including counseling and life skills trainings)
  • Annual Company Trip
  • Discretionary Annual Incentive Plan
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Bereavement Leave

How do you apply?

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