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Producer / Asset Manager


As a Producer focused on Asset Management at Karsh Hagan, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of assets that need purchasing, licensing for use, and renewal of licensing.  Working closely with the Production, Creative, Interactive and Account teams, you will pro-actively ensure KH assets meet legal requirements before use occurs.

Your responsibilities will include producing original still shoots; researching, purchasing and tracking video, print and digital assets across all clients; and developing a bullet-proof system for sharing only the assets under license. Asset types include video, photography, illustrations, talent, music, typography and any other type of asset that requires a license for use. Across all clients, you will be an integral player in the creative/production process.

To be successful in this role, you must have experience producing still photo shoots; the ability to relate imagery to concepts, sleuth out art sources and negotiate the best pricing for our clients. Being organized and thorough is in your DNA. You must gain the trust of the KH staff. 

The ideal candidate will embrace a dynamic culture of executing with speed and quality, being a self-starter with no micromanagement from other team members. Ideal candidates have 3-5 years of experience in photography production, art buying, and a general understanding of copyright law. 


  • Produce original still photography shoots; includes researching photographers, bidding, prep, shoot and wrapping
  • Purchase video footage, music, talent, photography, illustrations, typography and other assets requiring licensing for use in agency/client communications
  • Document details of purchase agreements on purchase orders so information is accessible to all KH staff
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking use expirations so that no asset is used outside a current license agreement
  • Ensure that purchased images/illustrations are filed with accurate tagging/metadata
  • Ensure that final retouched images, video and radio spots are filed with accurate tagging/metadata
  • Develop and manage ID codes for all video/radio spots
  • Develop with Studio and Editing an intake system to document all assets in-house and can find them quickly, including assets provided by client
  • Respond to questions, comments, and concerns around asset licensing
  • Assist creative teams with image/video research
  • Field inquiries from photographers/videographers and schedule in-house portfolio reviews
  • Manage relationships with art vendors to ensure KH maintains a reputation of integrity and respectability
  • Understand new and emerging media and technology


  • 3 - 5 years of producing and art buying experience 
  • Agency or Production Company experience is mandatory
  • General knowledge of copyright law
  • Understanding of new media platforms that may require additional licensing
  • Proficient in using media asset management systems
  • Ability to solve problems efficiently and thoughtfully
  • Has a “no task is too small” attitude and passion for organization
  • Careful attention to details and thorough follow-through 
  • Ability to lead projects through effective communication and collaboration while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Must be comfortable interacting with a variety of departments in a fast-paced agency
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer experience including Word, Excel, Slack and Google Suite 
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and efficiently complete multiple projects under pressure of deadline and budget


About Karsh Hagan

Made in Colorado, 1977

Karsh Hagan is a boldly independent, multi-disciplined marketing, design and technology company in Denver, Colorado. As a purpose-driven collection of makers, doers, innovators, and explorers of brave ideas, we believe brands have to transcend what they make or do, and stand for something bigger to make a lasting impact in the world today. We don't just do advertising. We don't just do design. We don't just build websites or mobile apps. We solve real-world business challenges with creative solutions that generate positive results and add lasting value to people's lives.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.

Karsh Hagan provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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