Photo Assistant, BACKPACKER, AIM Outdoor Group

  • Job Description:
    BACKPACKER magazine is seeking to hire a full-time Photo Assistant to fulfill images needs for BACKPACKER's print and digital media. 

    Candidates should have previous experience in a photo department and thorough knowledge of Mac operating system. They must be extremely organized, flexible, and able to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail.

    Overall the duties are photo research, preparation and styling for product shoots, and administrative details.

    Job Responsibilities -- Specific duties include but are not limited to:
    -  Assist the Senior Associate Photo Editor with all photo department responsibilities
    -  Edit incoming submissions to select the most beautiful, inspirational, and relevant images to match the locations in the text
    -  Research beyond the traditional sources for photos (beyond stock agencies and photographers to: bloggers, hiking clubs, park/forest offices).
    -  Research accurate and specific information for captions to provide the editors
    -  Enter credits into layouts
    -  Request and meticulously prepare hi-res images for the production department
    -  Communicating with companies about PR photo needs
    -  Photo shoot pre-production, calling in products, assisting in styling
    -  Teaching photo department procedures to interns
    -  Work with editors and interns on web production to attach photos to articles online
    -  Communicate and assist other Outdoor Group titles with photo inquiries?

    Minimum Job Qualifications:
    -  Proficient in Adobe CS4, including Photoshop, Bridge and InDesign
    -  Be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team
    -  Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    -  Be enthusiastic, reliable, eager to learn, and have a positive attitude

    Desired Qualifications:
    -  Familiarity with National Parks and other natural places
    -  Relationships with and/or knowledge of individual nature photographers and their archives
    -  Familiarity with the outdoor adventure culture

  • Area of Focus: Photo
  • City: Other
  • Region: Rockies
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: Job location: Boulder, Colo. Compensation: commensurate with experience Active Interest Media is an equal opportunity employer
  • Contact Email:gfullerton@backpacker.com
  • How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to gfullerton@backpacker.com
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