Assistant Photo Editor/Washington Post Magazine and Features

  • Job Description:
    The Assistant Photo Editor will help to maintain and improve the overall photographic direction of the Washington Post magazine, features, and website. This editor will participate in editorial planning meetings related to photography for the magazine and feature sections. The photo editor will contribute to the overall photographic direction of the publication through the use of staff photographers, freelancers, and wire and photo agency research in conjunction with the Senior Features Photo Editor. The Assistant Photo Editor will work closely with magazine and features designers and editors to create the most effective visual display for Washington Post readers.
  • Position: Photo Editor, Assistant
  • Area of Focus: Photo
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • Region: Northeast
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Benefits: The Post offers an outstanding, progressive benefits package, including: Health and dental benefits, flexible health care and dependent care spending accounts, 401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan, life and disability insurance and tuition reimburs
  • Company: The Washington Post
  • Contact Address: 1150 15th st NW Washington, DC 20071
  • Contact Email:corream@washpost.com
  • Contact Name: Marlon Correa
  • How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to MaryAnne Golon (golonm@washpost.com) and Shirley Carswell (carswells@washpost.com) by September 30.
  • Job Requirements: Responsibilities: · Works closely with the Features Photo Editor and Photo Director to conceive and execute excellent magazine and feature photography for the organization. · Works within photo assignments budgets as prescribed by Photo Director. · Reflects the Photo Director's vision in assigning and working with freelance photographers, other photo editors, and photo researchers. · Responsible for visual impact of his or her photo editing and research in the magazine and feature sections. · Works in a team atmosphere with other editors in effectively assignin and producing original photography. · Researches and procures photographic imagery from wires, agencies, archival and personal collections. · Obtains and delivers photography as well as accurate credit and caption information on deadline. · Negotiates usage rights, issues contracts, and obtains all necessary forms and invoices. · Works closely with design team and editors to ensure an environment of creative collaboration. · Participates in pre-press color review process for magazine pages. · Cultivates and maintains contacts with freelance photographers and agencies. · Possesses up-to-date knowledge of photography, along with a solid understanding and command of journalistic principles. · Works closely with online photo editing team to provide input and relevant imagery for the website. · The Assistant Photo Editor reports to the Photo Director and Deputy Director. Desired Minimum Education and Work Experience: · 3-5 years professional experience working in a newspaper or magazine photo department. · Proven ability to produce successful photography and conduct superior photo research on tight deadlines. · Bachelor’s degree in photography, fine art or journalism. · Must be able to work independently without supervision on deadline. · Must be able to multitask and work within a prescribed budget. · Must be able to be pro-active and initiate creative problem solving. · This position requires strong visual, interpersonal, and negotiating skills. · Proficiency in PhotoShop and Photo Mechanic on Mac and PC platforms. · Experience working in a CMS environment. · Knowledge of all styles of photography and familiarity with multimedia storytelling.
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