Photo Director - Runner's World

  • Job Description:
    Rodale Inc. is currently seeking a Photo Director for their Runner's World magazine, located in Emmaus, PA. This position reports to the Design Director. Must be a creative and conceptual thinker with a sophisticated eye and strong visual point of view to help steer the imagery for this monthly title.

    This position will entail management of the staff and daily operations of the photo department, including: -Conceptualizing photo treatments with Design Director, designers, and editors to illustrate stories in all sections of the magazine. -Researching, pitching, and assigning photographers for all sections of the magazine. This requires knowledge of all areas of photography including lifestyle, conceptual, still life, portrait, action, reportage. -Producing photo shoots: casting and hiring talent, hiring and managing stylists and prop designers, securing locations and permits, orchestrating shoot logistics, selecting wardrobe, scouting, and all aspects of production. -Attending key shoots to ensure the magazine's vision is carried out (some travel involved). -Identifying photographers that should be working for the magazine -Hiring and overseeing freelance photo-researchers and/or producers. -Managing and maintaining the photography budget.
  • Position: Director of Photography
  • Area of Focus: Photo
  • City: Other
  • Region: Northeast
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Company: Rodale Inc.
  • How to Apply: To learn more about Rodale, visit We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
  • Job Requirements: The Ideal candidate will possess: -BA Photography -8(+) years photo editing experience in a corporate setting including outside talent contracting, basic negotiations with photographers, stock houses, authors, model agencies, etc. -Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills -Must demonstrate expert knowledge of commercial photography industry and publishing. Working knowledge of basic digital print production also required. Strong demonstrated sense of design in all applications of the photographic image, including non-print. -Detail oriented and well organized with a commitment to high quality work -Resourceful, detail-oriented, and an energetic team player -Strong problem-solving skills -Ability to juggle multiple projects across platforms & meet deadlines About Runner's World: The mission of Rodale's Runner's World, recognized as the worldwide authority on running information, is to inform, advise and motivate runners of all ages and abilities. Named to Adweek's Hot List in 2011 and 2010, Runner's World aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness and performance goals while inspiring them with vivid, memorable storytelling. Runner's World offers the award-winning Runner's World Challenge, allowing readers to interact with editors while training for races and run races with the magazine's staff. Runner's World publishes 15 international editions: Australia/New Zealand, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States. For up-to-date running news, visit, and get instant updates on twitter (@runnersworld) and Facebook (Runner's World Magazine). Runner's World is also available as a mobile app on the iPhone and iPad. About Rodale Inc.: Rodale is a global media company with a heritage, mission, and authority dedicated to the health and wellness of the individual, community, and planet. Through a broad portfolio of leading media properties, Rodale reaches more than 70 million people around the world through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, and video. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Men's Health, Prevention, Women's Health, Runner's World, Bicycling, Running Times, and Organic Gardening, and is the largest independent book publisher in the United States, with a collection of bestselling titles, including Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, Eat This, Not That! and Flat Belly Diet! Rodale is also a leader in direct-response marketing and has more than 25 million active customers in its database. To learn more about Rodale, visit We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
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